Category Archives: Apologetics

A Trinitarian Dilemma

This post attempts to lay a simple foundation for defining the Doctrine of the Trinity in a way that allows me to accede to an acceptable level of intellectual assent. As my knowledge grows, I would hope to expand on … Continue reading

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The Bible – Sole Arbiter Of The Christian Faith

That Holy Scripture is central to the tenets of the Christian faith is not disputed; that it is the sole arbiter of the Christian faith is. Sola Scriptura is a cornerstone of Protestant theology, but it is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Adam & Eve: Allegorical Progenitors?

When it comes to discussions over the origins of man, opinions can and do vary wildly. Literalists will limit themselves to the narrow confines of their own insular perspective, not allowing any thought that falls outside of their thinking; while … Continue reading

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Veneration versus Idolatry

A letter from Tony Meehan (Southern Cross August 17) highlights an important distinction between anamnesis and the idolatrous and sometimes hedonistic beliefs of paganism. He is right when he says that statues, crucifixes, relics and the like are material things, … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Contribution to Humanity – Reply to a letter!

A letter in the 10 to 16 August edition of The Southern Cross (a South African Catholic newspaper) from Pat Dacey of Johannesburg entitled ‘Darwin’s contribution to humanity’, expounds the virtues of Charles Darwin. It really would be interesting to … Continue reading

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Our Ways are not God’s Ways

Try as he may, man cannot deny that he is a creature, a creation. He cannot put into action the prideful independence that he so covetously desires exactly because he will always be the result of some other first cause. … Continue reading

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The Tunnel Vision of Sola Scriptura

I was surfing around the net, as I am wont to do now and then, and I came across a piece of anti-Catholic rhetoric which struck me as being particularly ignorant and totally blinkered. The site was a Baptist blog … Continue reading

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