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The Decision is Void

Just so that we are all clear with respect to the SCOTUS ruling yesterday: the decision is contrary to reason, contrary to the laws of men throughout history, and contrary to the law of God. Consequently the decision is entirely

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Posted in America, Charity, Creation, Justice, Natural Law, Veritatis Splendor, Western Civilization

Your own garden matters

No, this is not about horticulture. In my last post I wrote about the importance of blooming where you’re planted. Today I hope to expand upon that theme a bit. The Author wrote: Yet it is not our part to

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Posted in Charity, Creation, Etc, Humility

Genesis and Literalism

I have written about this subject before, and it came up again today whilst I was flipping through my notes. Once upon a time when I was still Protestant I adamantly stood for the literal 24-hour, 7-day interpretation of Genesis

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Posted in Aquinas - Theology, Augustine, Creation, Scripture

Literal interpretation, Genesis, and Job

When I was a Protestant I took the view (like many or most of my theologically conservative coreligionists) that Genesis 1 must be interpreted literally in this sense: the seven days of creation must be understood as literal, consecutive 24-hour

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Theology, Creation, Scripture

Genesis 1: More Scattered Thoughts

Folks who say that Genesis 1 must be interpreted as presenting a literal chronology of seven literal days often assert that this viewpoint was never challenged before 19th century (or some other recent century). Once scientists began to think that

Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Aquinas - Theology, Augustine, Creation, Fides et Ratio, Summa Theologiae

Genesis 3: Scattered Thoughts on Man’s Mortality

Then the Lord God said, “See, the man has become like one of us, with his knowledge of good and evil. He must not be allowed to stretch his hand out next and pick from the tree of life also,

Posted in Creation, Scripture

Genesis 1 – Scattered Thoughts

I start thinking about Genesis 1 by quoting from Genesis 29:18-28: And Jacob being in love with her, said: I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter. Laban answered: It is better that I give her to

Posted in Creation, Scripture
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