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Taken and Shaken

An email exchange between myself and an individual questioning my reasons for defending traditional marriage in North Carolina. Taken and Shaken

On Hell and Punishment

PDF FILE WITH OUTLINED ARGUMENT: On Hell and Punishment PART 1: SUMMARIZED PROPONENT’S ARGUMENT I. Ignorance, Deception & Bondage are Obstacles to Free Will A. Thus, if I suffer from some illusion that conceals God from me, I am not truly free to reject God. B. Thus Rm 9:16 C. Thus 2 Cor. 4:4 II. … Continue reading

ON TRUTH, cont.d’ (Truth, truths, and Mathematics)

“Miguel A.: I was confused by Leonard’s point.. his ‘truths’ about math are no truths, but rather mathematical postulates; assertions without proof.. not ‘truth’ ? Ultimately, when one asks, why is 2 + 2 = 4? One cannot offer a logical explanation, but… rather simply quantify a list of definitions that seem self-evident.. unless truth … Continue reading

ON TRUTH AND GRACE (Truth vs. truths)

Correct, Eric. One can come to understand things that are true, such as the wrongness of raping children (moral laws/truths), or that something cannot contradict itself (logical laws/truths). However, one could not make sense of these truths (totality) without the source of Truth, namely that there is a Moral Order with Moral Laws and a … Continue reading

Sporadic Thoughts on ‘Animal Ethics’

Friend’s Status Update: random thought of the day…how come people get upset with other people for eating animals but never complain when lions eat other animals…hehehe Leonard Goenaga I had thought about this the other day. Specifically on the issue of ethics and the consumption/suffering of animals.I found out there are actually animal ethicist out … Continue reading

Why I Chose Ministry Over Politics and Medicine

[My friend asked me why it was I felt called to go into ministry. With my background, I had been determined to either become a lawyer or a doctor (Otorhinolaryngologist), and then run for public office in legislative politics. He asked me why I chose ministry over these options, and my response is below.] Luis: … Continue reading