An essential skill to develop—particularly if you intend to discuss the truth of your faith with others—is how to understand, evaluate, and present a logical argument. Though it might seem complex and rather intimidating, an argument in logic is really a very simple thing. To have an argument you must make a claim (called the conclusion, or the central point of the argument) and provide support (called premises, or evidence, facts, and reasons) for believing the claim to be true or correct. To have a good argument (logically sound or cogent), your premises must be (1) true, (2) pertinent to your central claim, and (3) sufficient to justify the conclusion.
Read more at: How to ERASE Logical Fallacies – Reflections
1. Science has disproven Christianity.Historically, Christianity has often led the way in scientific advancement. Many leading scientists today believe in a cosmology that is much more open to intelligent design and creation than most pundits assume. Science has not found evidence precluding the belief in God, miracles, or the resurrection of Jesus. Such fields are outside the competence of science and its methodology.
SRead more at: 8 False Assumptions about Christianity – Discover
“Fake news” isn’t a new phenomenon, though. There’s quite a bit of fake news out there regarding the person of Jesus, the origins of the church, and the development of the Bible. Even though such “news” has no factual basis, it’s believed by an uncomfortably large number of people.
Read about it here: 5 ‘Fake News’ Stories People Believe About Early Christianity
There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.
Source: Study: children of same-sex couples do less well than those of married couples | WINTERY KNIGHT
When our society teaches “No matter what they tell you;
no matter what they say;
no matter what they teach you;
what you believe is true.” How can anyone learn anything? If what you believe is true, just because you believe it, why bother with an education? The truth is that most truths have to conform to an external reality, or they are false!
What cultural shifts have led to the current gender debate?
Read : The Roots of Our Gender Identity Crisis – bethinking.org to find out how this applies to the gender confusion our world is facing today.
Mowing the lawn is such a small task if you are young, but these awesome kids turned lawn mowing into a job of heroes!
This woman was about to get arrested for her lawn. These boys refused to let that happen.
Source: Elderly woman catches 4 boys sneaking into yard, weeps when she realizes what they’re doing
In The Everlasting Man, G.K. Chesterton argues that man, as a species, is different in kind, not just degree, from all other living creatures. Man’s origin, he says, is one of the three grand mysteries of the cosmos, along with the birth of the universe itself and the emergence of the first life. Endowed with rationality and free will, mankind exploded onto the scene and “a third bridge was built across a third abyss of the unthinkable…not merely an evolution, but rather a revolution.”
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