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    Man

    God created man in his own image. Man occupies a unique place in creation. God in his own nature unites the spiritual and material worlds and established his friendship. Of all visible creatures only man is able to know and love his creator. He is called to share, by knowledge and love, in...
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    The Visible World

    The following are my beliefs which in part come from my faith. I believe God created the material world and everything in it. Please feel free to discuss. God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity and order. Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a...
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    Divine Providence

    The following are my beliefs which in part come from my faith. I believe in Divine Providence. Divine providence consists of the dispositions by which God guides all his creatures with wisdom and love to their ultimate end. Please feel free to discuss. Creation has its own goodness and proper...
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    Creator

    Catholics believe that God created the universe from nothing ~ ding "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Holy Scripture begins with these solemn words. The catechesis on creation is of major importance. It concerns the very foundations of human and Christian life: for it...
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    The Creator

    "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Holy Scripture begins with these solemn words. The catechesis on creation is of major importance. It concerns the very foundations of human and Christian life: for it makes explicit the response of the Christian faith to the basic...
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    The Almighty

    Of all the divine attributes, only God's omnipotence is named in the Creed: to confess this power has great bearing on our lives. We believe that his might is universal, for God who created everything also rules everything and can do everything. God's power is loving, for he is our Father, and...
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    God the Father

    The profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; the Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is...
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    Man's Response to God

    By his Revelation, the invisible God, from the fullness of his love, addresses men as his friends, and moves among them, in order to invite and receive them into his own company. The adequate response to this invitation is faith. By faith, man completely submits his intellect and his will to...
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    God Reveals Himself to Man

    By natural reason man can know God with certainty, on the basis of his works. But there is another order of knowledge, which man cannot possibly arrive at by his own powers: the order of divine Revelation. God, who creates and conserves all things by his Word, provides men with constant...
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    Man's Capacity for God

    The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God. God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for. The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion...
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    Is man a religious being?

    Catholics believe that The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. This invitation to converse with God is addressed to man as soon as he comes into being. For if man exists it is because God has created him through love, and through love continues to...
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    Are our inalienable rights conditional?

    The founding fathers believed that we are given inalienable rights for no other reason than we are God’s creatures, but is that conditional? Solzhenitsyn believed that these rights are conditional. “...That is, freedom was given to the individual conditionally, in the assumption of his...
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    Why are we here?

    If God willed us into existence then our existence is contingent upon God and if God is beyond material such that the closest we can come to describing his nature is spirit, then our material existence in and of itself is not the end but a means to an end.
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    Christ in the Storm

    Rembrandt painted himself in his famous painting, "Christ in the Storm." He's the one holding onto the mast for dear life. In this account Jesus and the disciples were on the Sea of Galilee and a violent storm comes up suddenly. The Sea of Galilee is the lowest freshwater lake on earth...
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    Is the construct of good and evil an artifact of intelligence?

    Do you believe the construct of good and evil to be an artifact of intelligence?
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    Is marital infidelity even a political issue anymore?

    President Trump Tweets About Mark Sanford's 'Flaming Dancer' Affair We have also accepted the complete collapse of shame as a social force, and Donald Trump, American president is once again a shining example. You might remember that the president has very publicly cheated on every wife he's...
  17. deanrd

    Sadly, this is the last season for that fabulous show “Preacher”

    This is God, he’s actually a villain. He says “let them suffer“. This is the preacher. He has the power to make anyone he tells to do what he says except for patron saint of mass murderers. This is Jesus with a shotgun fantasizing about robbing a bank. This is an angel dancing...
  18. AveryJarhman

    Matthew Alper, 'The "God" Part of the Brain'

    #TheLargerIssue #Fatherlessness #ChildNeglectMaltreatment #MentalHealth #Solutions Beginning at 10:58 Matthew Alper, author of 'The "God" Part of the Brain', and my favorite radio personality, the late Art Bell, discuss people's beliefs in God or Gods. I am curious to learn if fellow USMB...
  19. K9Buck

    One lesson from life is that man cannot achieve fulfillment without God

    Look at the world around you. With enough technology, mankind will ultimately destroy itself. While man's knowledge increases, his moral values do not because many men are Godless. Without God, there is no happy ending to the story of mankind. Once we're in Heaven, we'll understand and...
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    Does Nature have a preference for life to exist?

    You hear all the time that people believe in a higher power but that he is an impersonal God who doesn't care what happens to us. But is that really what the data would suggest? So my question is... Does Nature have a preference for life to exist? I say, yes. Yes, Nature has a preference for...
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    Does the creation of space and time qualify as a miracle?

    Does the creation of space and time qualify as a miracle? Approximately 14 billion years ago all of the matter and energy in the universe popped into existence out of nothing and occupied the space of 1 billionth of 1 trillionth the size of a single atom and then began to expand and cool.
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    So if God didn't create evil, why does God allow evil to exist?

    So if God didn't create evil, why does God allow evil to exist? No one really knows... Maybe because he is seeking certain outcomes under certain conditions. Or maybe the certain outcomes he is seeking can only be achieved through certain conditions. Or maybe good has no meaning if one is...
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    Why did God create evil?

    The simple answer is that God didn't create evil. Everything God created is good. Evil is not extant. Evil doesn't exist in and of itself. Evil is the absence of good, just as cold is the absence of heat, and darkness is the absence of light.
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    Arguing God from Consciousness

    "Mind, rather than emerging as a late outgrowth in the evolution of life, has existed always as the matrix, the source and condition of physical reality - that the stuff of which physical reality is composed is mind-stuff. It is Mind that has composed a physical universe that breeds life, and so...
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    Why Theology is Important

    C.S. Lewis has a unique way of explaining things in a sensible, practical manner. Theology is the science of God. Anyone who seeks to discover God will find theology useful. Theology is not God. Theology is useful in discovering God. "Theology means "the science of God," and I think any...
  26. Dan Stubbs

    Progressives world.

    God came to Earth and before him stood all who lived on this Planet. God said" This is the day you all have waited for and it shall happen. Suddenly a large group of people fell to the ground and they left the earth, their body's flashed away. Next god said all those who are to young to know...
  27. Ridgerunner

    Baseball-God- Guns

    All on a Sunday afternoon... :113: Wish I would have thought of this 30 years ago when my son was involved in Little League/Youth Baseball... With each passing year it was more difficult to field enough boys and girls to put together a competitive league... Soccer, parents were pushing their...
  28. Brian Blackwell

    Question for believers: Are we within God's jurisdiction?

    The etymology of the word "jurisdiction" is as follows: Middle English: from Old French jurediction, from Latin jurisdictio(n-), from jus, jur- ‘law’ + dictio ‘saying’ (from dicere ‘say’). Jurisdiction means to speak the law. So who has the ultimate right to speak the law? Is it God, or is it...
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    The Fifth Proof of God

    The Fifth Way: Argument from Design We see that natural bodies work toward some goal, and do not do so by chance. Most natural things lack knowledge. But as an arrow reaches its target because it is directed by an archer, what lacks intelligence achieves goals by being directed by...
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    The Fourth Proof of God

    The Fourth Way: Argument from Gradation of Being There is a gradation to be found in things: some are better or worse than others. Predications of degree require reference to the “uttermost” case (e.g., a thing is said to be hotter according as it more nearly resembles that which is...

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