Advice on Almsgiving

Given the recent thing about immigration and helping your neighbor, and likewise my own recent experience, this is a thought-tie-in about helping out the poor i.e. almsgiving. Everyone agrees that we should help those less fortunate than us. I live in a big city, and wherein I work there are a lot of homeless people. One thing that comes to my mind every day is … Continue reading Advice on Almsgiving

What does Catholicism believe about natural evil – cancer, birth defects, etc?

(From an Ask.fm question) I’m going to assume that this question is more in the sense of: “Why does God allow natural evils in the world?” For, if I were to strictly take the question literally, the only answer really is – They’re bad – which isn’t a very interesting answer. Now Catholicism, as a whole, will say that God allows evils so that a … Continue reading What does Catholicism believe about natural evil – cancer, birth defects, etc?

How do we know whether morality is objective?

(From a Ask.fm question) I would say the question is kind of like a misnomer. Now I’m not saying the question is irrelevant, but merely that its terms are not being properly used. It may appear pedantic as I explain, but I view that it is a change in views through history that occurred during modernity. Instead of asking, “how do we know whether morality … Continue reading How do we know whether morality is objective?

Transcript: Extrapolation of Atheism

  Today I wanted to take a look at a very heated debate about atheism, namely that whether anything can be extrapolated from Atheism, and if so, what logically follows from it. The answer, that I find, varies. The theist is right, in one sense, that the atheist necessarily falls into nihilism and absurdity; the theist is also wrong, in another sense, in that the … Continue reading Transcript: Extrapolation of Atheism

Icons and Idols: A Semiotic Theology

So today I want to discuss with yall the topic of Idols and Icons. Firstly though, if you haven’t watched my beginner’s guide to semiotics, I’d suggest watching that first. Don’t worry, I can wait. To give a quick primer, remember that signs acts as referents. They signifiy a specific signified thing. Signs, by their very definition, cannot signify themselves, otherwise they become unintelligible. Such … Continue reading Icons and Idols: A Semiotic Theology

Abraham, Job, Easter, and Christian Anxiety

Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. Hebrews 11:19 Though he slay me, I will hope in him Job 13: 15 There is a kind of anxiety among Christians when God demands something back or takes something away from us, as he does with Job and Abraham. We may … Continue reading Abraham, Job, Easter, and Christian Anxiety