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September 17, 2013

Why do Catholics teach that Mary was a virgin throughout her life when the Bible clearly says that Jesus had brothers? Ever been asked that?

Let me offer four reasons:

1. The Meaning of Brother

The first thing to understand is that the term brother (Gk. adelphos) has a broader meaning than uterine brothers. It can mean a biological brother, but it can also mean an extended relative, or even a spiritual brother.

Take Genesis 13:8 ...

September 4, 2013

The word fallacy comes from the Latin word fallacia, which could be translated as “deception.” A fallacy is a misleading or unsound argument that can be either accidental or intentional.

To demonstrate five common fallacies, I’d like to propose a deductive argument (if you don't know what a deductive argument is, click ...

August 27, 2013

More and more people in our nation today think that sex (that is, maleness and femaleness) is not an objective biological reality but rather a social construct. Accordingly, instead of "sex" they prefer to use the word "gender"—a word that, until late last century, referred exclusively to language (most languages apart from English assign male, female, or neuter genders to nouns). Unlike sex, gender can be manipulated to serve cultural preferences.

Though there are a variety of ways...

August 13, 2013

Here are three beautifully worded, eye-opening quotes from C. S. Lewis on lust, women, and masturbation. I offer them in my seminars on pornography and wanted to share them with you.

Lust

“Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise...

August 6, 2013

The argumentum ad hominem (orad hominem for short) is a fallacy that consists in attacking a person instead of his argument or belief. It is, perhaps, the most common fallacy committed on the Internet today.

Here are three examples of the argumentum ad hominem: 

1. Mr. Jones believes that Jesus Christ was a real historical figure; he claims that the New Testament documents are the best-attested documents of antiquity and that they were written within...