Why Jesus’ Resurrection is Not Borrowed from Pagan Myths

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Skeptics will argue that Jesus’ resurrection is just one more instance of the dying-and-rising-god motif prevalent in the religions of the ancient Near East. The Scottish social anthropologist James Frazer popularized this motif in his 1890 book The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion. The idea continued in modern skeptic circles, as the popular film Zeitgeist has shown. Skeptics …

The Consequences of Polygamy

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Defenders of traditional marriage argue that redefining marriage to include same-sex unions undermines marital permanency (lifelong union) and exclusivity (only one spouse). If biological sex doesn’t matter, they argue, then why should duration and number? This is called a reductio ad absurdum argument. It attempts to show the absurd conclusions that legal recognition of same-sex marriage logically leads to, namely, …

How to Refute the ‘Religion is Violent’ Myth

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If you could wave a magic wand to get rid of either rape or religion, which would you choose? Popular atheist Sam Harris would choose religion. In a 2006 interview he argued, “more people are dying as a result of our religious myths than as a result of any other ideology.” This is a common charge among many New Atheists. They think …

Here’s Why You Can Be Sure that Paul Believed in the Eucharist

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Catholics believe the Eucharist is Jesus, literally. But does this belief have apostolic origins? St. Paul, an apostle, wrote vividly about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, so I believe it does. Paul talks about the Eucharist in 1 Corinthians 10:16-21 and 1 Corinthians 11:27-30. These passages show that Paul was Catholic in his belief. Participating in what is real Let’s start with …

Is it True That There is No Truth?

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Have you ever tried to persuade someone that your belief was true and that person responds, “Well, there is no truth” or “It might be true for you, but not for me”? It’s a frustrating experience. This way of thinking, called relativism, can impede any sort of rational dialogue. In this ALL NEW webisode, I teach you how to respond. …

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