The “Wonder Woman” actress offended the disabled community with her non-PC comment about the recently deceased Hawking now being “free from physical constraints.” But it’s totally irrational for people to use these tritely sympathetic sayings in regards to Hawking because he was a crusading atheist who preached complete non-existence after death.
“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” – Stephen Hawking
I believe that at this moment Hawking is fully convinced of God’s existence.
Catholicism still talks about “evangelization” but it has a hard time putting it into practice because the church teaches every “good” person – Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, New Ager, and atheist – is able to merit Heaven.
Pell is the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy (Vatican Finance Minister) and the highest ranking prelate to be accused of sexual abuse.
Some people are enamored with Catholicism’s art and grandiose architecture (like my former SBC pastor), but these things are not indications of genuine Biblical spirituality. Instead of drawing people to Christ, I would argue that such gaudy worldliness is an idol.
- Believing Jesus is the only way to heaven is ‘insanity,’ says NYC megachurch pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr.
Universalism is creeping into the evangelical church. Billy Graham was an advocate (unbeknownst to many fawning admirers) and we also saw it taught in the wildly popular “The Shack” novel and movie.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of pope Paul VI’s controversial “Humanae Vitae” encyclical letter, which banned all forms of birth control (including non-abortifacients) under pain of mortal sin. The vast majority of Catholics flout this rule with absolutely no pangs of conscience.
Catholics talk about “spreading the faith” and “sharing the gospel,” but what faith and gospel do they propagate? What they offer is a complicated system of works-righteousness legalism based on sacramental grace and merit.
This article is a good summary of pope Francis’ very controversial papacy at the five year mark.
No, no, no, this isn’t a satirical piece from the Babylon Bee! Jeffress carries the Falwellian torch of conflating Christianity with political conservatism and fervent national patriotism and gives evangelicalism a bad name in the minds of many of the unsaved.
Okay, NOW we have some actual satire from the Babylon Bee!
I usually try to limit the Weekend Roundup to ten stories, but I had to make an exception for this Babylon Bee satirical piece.