Christopher Hitchens Is Dead…

...and the world is poorer for it. Don't get me wrong, I disagreed with him like all hell, but he managed to be the only New Atheist I could stand to listen to. His mastery of the English language was inspiring, his hard-drinking, chain-smoking personality a welcome relief from the cold, awkward, humanistic personalities of Richard Dawkins and -- Heaven help us -- Daniel Dennett.With his bitter, fiery atheism -- which never seemed to move beyond sheer dislike -- Hitchens inspired me to … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

The Atheist’s Self-Help Blog or How – With a Little Remodeling – You Can Prevent Your Views From Being Laughed At All The Time, Part I Being The Obtaining of Women

Get some girls. I understand the joy of having a Boy's Club, I really do, but the lack of beauty at your conferences is seriously limiting. It might seem like a trifle, having women on your side, but you must realize - dear atheism - that the world will never go where women aren't. Women are awesome. Think back to your high-school days, remember those invitations to parties or hang-outs or study groups, and remember the only thing on that really mattered: "Will there be any girls there?" This … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Indecent Exposure

In which I demand atheists defend the wearing of pants.I might just be depressed, or maybe I'm a dark-minded and morbid Catholic, but I can't help but agree with Robert Browning: "There may be a heaven; there must be a hell." I can enter into some solidarity with today's atheist, that it's difficult to know if there's some absolute good in the universe, but we part ways totally when he claims that there's no absolute evil. We may or may not be destined for great heights, but it's painfully … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

The Desperation of the Atheists

I guess I never realized it, but our non-believing folk are quite excited about the idea of disproving the existence of God. Apparently, it will halt mankind from waging war, smoking, and feeling awkward about gay sex, while simultaneously leading to a brotherhood amongst men via increased time spent on the Holy Internet. But honestly - though these goals send shivers of warmth down my typing fingers - I would venture that the atheist is almost too excited, in that every new discovery - or old … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Because God Is An Invisible Dragon

Thank you everyone, for the taking the time to answer that pressing question, Why Aren't You Catholic? So far, answers have been most excellent, respectful, and thought-provoking - traits I can only reward by offering up the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist, as administered by a Catholic priest, for you heathens, on this blessed feast day. If you aren't Catholic, let us know why! I would like, first and foremost, to share with you Abemore's reasons for not being Catholic, which were exemplified … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

I Love Atheists!

...which is why I'd like them to realize that they suck at atheism. Etymologically speaking, A holiday is a holy day, which leads me to understand why the godless are so grumpy – they’ve never had one. But, then again, for a breed so bent on denying that religion has brought any good fruit into the world, they see no contradiction in eating it, so perhaps they go on holidays and call them vacations. Those wild, crazy, Winter Solstice Vacations. But when they leave do they say “goodbye”, etymolo … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Atheists and The Great Quest for Truth #1

In this life, we cannot ever fully know Truth. This is tough for me to say, as I am in the habit of defending the existence of objective truth so zealously that even the slightest hint of relativism will have me piling wood and straw. (For a fantastically interesting debate on whether it is alright and dandy to burn heretics go here.)But seriously, it shouldn't be news to Catholics that we cannot know the Truth. The Catholic Church itself states that it - the Church - is merely the fullest … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

The Mistake Atheists Make

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." - G.K ChestertonI'm not convinced of atheism, but I'm not half as skeptical of it as atheists are. The aggressive promotion of something NOT existing, if not pathologically insecure, is at least a little odd. For instance, I rarely work to set up a million dollar ad campaigns advocating the glory of life without unicorns, as the recent "Good Without God" campaign did for the glories of l … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X