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Atheism is Acquired, and recent studies show it is not natural to the human person

October 6, 2014 18 Comments
Atheism is Acquired, and recent studies show it is not natural to the human person

The Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen once remarked that atheism was not natural to the human person and that it was acquired. He used as his reference St. Paul’s words in Romans: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. 19 For […]

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The Doctor is In – A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King refuting Atheist Materialism

January 19, 2014 18 Comments
The Doctor is In – A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King refuting Atheist Materialism

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birth we commemorate this weekend, is most known for his work with racial justice and civil rights. But Dr. King had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he moved about. Among the recorded sermons that are available comes […]

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Answering an Atheist and Asking for Fairness and Accuracy

January 11, 2013 24 Comments
Answering an Atheist and Asking for Fairness and Accuracy

Susan Jacoby, an author and atheist wrote a column in last Sunday’s New York Times entitled “The Blessings of Atheism.” In it she proposes that atheism has a lot to offer, especially in times of tragic loss and that it frees human beings from having to ask and answer difficult question. As you may imagine, […]

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Rude and Uninformed. A reflection on a recent billboard campaign by Atheist Humanists

December 20, 2012 39 Comments

I was asked by the Young Adult group in my parish to address some ads on our local buses and subway trains here in Washington. The members of the Young adult group found the ads offensive and troubling, especially since they were aimed at kids. The ads are posted by the American “Humanist” Association (AHA) […]

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Concerning the Question of Evil and the Problem of Suffering

July 18, 2010 31 Comments

To me there are three kinds of atheists, in a broad sense. First there are the lazy ones who simply want little certainty. The trouble with certainty is that, once it is manifest, you have to take a position. They prefer the vague and uncertain. Then no commitments are necessary and life can be pretty well lived as I […]

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Finding God at the Sears Tower! (or) The Existence of God and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

July 19, 2009 8 Comments

The History Channel has been running a series called Life After People It depicts what would happen to our cities and landmarks if all humans suddenly disappeared. As you might imagine, things tend to fall apart pretty quickly. What the series depicts rather graphically is the Second Law of Thermodynamics which is: The entropy of […]

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