But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Duex Ex Machina - Apologetic Report

Many relevant and interesting points have been raised in the 377A debate concerning our law criminalising male homosexual acts. However I wish on this post to focus on two specific points raised in this debate. A modus tollens argument on the condition that if we criminalise some homosexual acts we...

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Culture Flows Downstream from Politics

One of the curious thing about Japan is that while it presents a unique homogenous cultural front, the fact is that many of its more mundane elements are adapted from the West. Japanese technology doesn’t need to be stated, but many of its...

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Ad Hoc Governance vs. Expressive Governance

In this post I shall make a distinction between two “styles” or conception of governance. One I shall call the “ad hoc” style and the other I shall call the “expressive” style. From there I shall tease out some elements...

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There is nothing here to teach that a man can be saved, then lost, then saved again. Such a thing is taught nowhere in the Scriptures. There is only one reason why people ever teach anything like that and that is that they forget the doctrine of regeneration. They put so much emphasis on a...

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Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ? Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread. Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices...

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THE Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another; but rather is a Sacrament of our Redemption by Christ’s death: insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive the same, the Bread which we break is a...

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By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

-A quote attributed to Albert Camus, but I can’t find the source

Orcs for the Bright Lord

Given the recent controversy over the election of President Trump and the senatorial candidate Roy Moore, a...

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There is a passage from the Summa which is frequently appealed to by Roman apologists which goes:

Now the formal object of faith is the First Truth, as manifested in Holy Writ and the teaching of the Church, which proceeds from the First Truth. Consequently whoever does not adhere, as to an...

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If the historical evidence of the Catholic Church for the stability of the faith in the See and the Successor of Peter be not sufficient to prove, as a fact of history, that the Christian Church has so held and taught, history is altogether a poor and slender foundation for the events and actions...

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