Category: original sin
|September 25, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, eugenics, evolution, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, Malthusians, morality, original sin, philosophy, politics, pro-life, scientism, Secular Humanism|
In the decades leading up to one of the most horrific chapters in human history, the leading lights of the day openly discussed bringing about those horrors. Eugenics was posited as the rational position of all intelligent, well-meaning individuals. In journals, newspapers, academic conferences, public health offices and elsewhere, they talked about sterilizing people with or without their consent, segregating them from society, or even exterminating them. And that was in America.
|September 14, 2012||Posted by Anthony under atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, creation, Creationism, evolution, family, General, homosexuality, Love, manhood, morality, original sin, philosophy, pro-life, Secular Humanism, theology|
So, Jesus–and Christians believe Jesus is God–goes all the way back to Genesis to state the original plan, and dispenses with any attempt to erect this caveat or that excuse. The plan was good when the world was perfect and unfallen, it was good while God lived with the Jews when they were a covenant nation, it was good after the covenant had been dissolved and the Jews were dispersed to the four winds, it was good when they were brought back together and God again walked among them.
|September 13, 2012||Posted by Anthony under Blog, General, human rights, morality, Obama, original sin, politics, Secular Humanism|
The recent turn of events in the Middle East has me thinking that we may be seeing the Obama term complete it’s mimicry of Carter’s presidency. The Iranian hostage crisis fleshed out the numerous ways in which Carter was deficient. It was all part of a package, you see; the floundering economy, the diminished standing […]
|June 7, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, Blog, eugenics, evolution, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, Malthusians, morality, original sin, philosophy, pro-life, science, scientism, Secular Humanism|
An article I read today announces that they have found a way to test for 3,500 genetic faults, raising concerns (the article says) about the ethical implications. The story veers headlong into a sustained bout of research that I am currently engaged in, research that began by wanting to answer the basic question “how does […]
|May 9, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, evolution, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, Malthusians, morality, original sin, pro-life, science, Secular Humanism|
I recently came across an article talking about how the South Koreans have intercepted capsules filled with ground up aborted fetuses (some of us prefer the more archaic term, ‘babies,’ but I don’t want to be accused of emotionalizing the topic) en route from China to Japan, where, we are told, it is believed that […]
After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? Or, What is the proper response to killing newborn children because they are a burden to a family… or society?
|March 1, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, End Times, eugenics, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, morality, Obama, original sin, pro-life, science, scientism, Secular Humanism, taxation|
authors Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that the same arguments that justify abortion of the fetus on demand likewise apply to the newly born. Here is the abstract:
Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
|February 28, 2012||Posted by Anthony under apologetics, Bible Reliability, Blog, General, Jesus, original sin, spirituality, theism, theology|
Psalm 22 and the Cross
Or, One Reason So Many of the First Christians were Jews
Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to study the Jewish people prior to 100 AD will instantly recognize what rascals they were to anyone who came in contact with them. This, indeed, is the story of the Jews right back to their exodus from Egypt. And why shouldn’t they be precocious? Of all nations, God had chosen them to have a special relationship with.
|February 28, 2012||Posted by Anthony under apologetics, Blog, Jesus, original sin, spirituality, theology|
I had an interesting email exchange about a month ago concerning whether or not it was ‘necessary’ for Jesus to atone for humanity’s sins by the shedding of his blood. In some follow up conversation, we talked about different ways of looking at the question, turning on the word ‘necessary.’ As I recall, ‘free-will’ was […]
|January 17, 2012||Posted by Anthony under apologetics, Blog, evolution, General, morality, original sin, scientism, Secular Humanism|
The 24 hour news cycle is currently devoted to the ‘Italian Titanic’ and especially the fact that the captain of the ship beat the passengers off of the boat. Naturally, the captain is everywhere being referred to as a coward, and every indication is that he really was a coward. I couldn’t help but think […]
|December 5, 2011||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, Creationism, eugenics, evolution, family, General, Global Warming, Holocaust, homosexuality, human rights, Love, Malthusians, morality, original sin, philosophy, politics, pro-life, scientism, speaking engagements|
It is has never been more important to carefully examine what one believes and why they believe it. If you do not carry out this work, you may end up being nothing more than a useful idiot of the worst sort: directly bringing about the goals and ends of those you specifically repudiate as wicked and evil… condemning the communists, nazis, and eugenicists, while carrying out their work.
|December 2, 2011||Posted by Anthony under Blog, book reviews, Christianity and Culture, family, literary apologetics, Love, manhood, morality, original sin, spirituality|
The Walk to Walden Hill begins with tragedy: the orphaning of the protagonist, Josh Billows. His mother dead, his father jailed, Josh ends up in foster care. As just a young child he is forced to grapple with issues that are known to shipwreck adults, even if he doesn’t understand the real issues that are in play.
|October 20, 2011||Posted by Anthony under abortion, atheism, Blog, family, General, human rights, Love, morality, original sin, philosophy, politics, Secular Humanism|
if anyone is actually concerned about the plight of the poor and oppressed and the abuses by corporations, banks, and politicians- no doubt inspired by genuine concerns arising within a decent heart- I would challenge them to rely on more than their hearts and emotions, which can and do deceive and will co-opt the mind if it needs to. We must use our brains. We have to be thinking people. And we must be thinking people within the proper boundaries and context for thinking, that is… our thoughts must actually conform to reality the way it is.
All else may very well simply be self-deception.
|February 14, 2011||Posted by Anthony under Antony Flew, atheism, Blog, Christian Short Stories, evolution, intelligent design, Jesus, literary apologetics, original sin, philosophy, scientism, Secular Humanism, spirituality, theism|
“Richard Dawkins, Antony Flew, and Mother Teresa Go to Heaven…” What sounds like the beginning of a very bad joke is actually the title of a collection of three poignant short stories by author Anthony Horvath. Each story draws from what is publicly known about these three notable persons and places them in the presence of God. Antony Flew famously disputed the existence of such a being, Richard Dawkins- the only one of the three still living- infamously derides the notion, and Mother Teresa wondered at God’s absence- in these three stories they each get a chance to ask their questions and speak their minds. Read this short story, along with two others, on Kindle.
Excerpt from Richard Dawkins Goes to Heaven
“You know what sounds like ‘hell’ to me?” Richard asked the accompanying angel, a current of sarcasm carrying the question along.
“I know you’ll tell me,” the angel replied serenely.
“Heaven. Heaven sounds like hell.”