The First Eyewitnesses were Women. The first eyewitnesses of the resurrection were women. All the Gospels note that the first individuals to discover the tomb empty were women. Matthew notes that “After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb…The angel told … Continue reading 10 Reasons to accept the Resurrection of Jesus as a historical fact
Our answer to this question will not only determine how we view the Bible and its importance to our lives, but also it will ultimately have an eternal impact on us. If the Bible is truly God’s Word, then we should cherish it, study it, obey it, and fully trust it. If the Bible is … Continue reading Is the Bible truly God’s Word?
YES! The Bible never records Jesus saying the precise words, “I am God.” That does not mean, however, that He did not proclaim that He is God. Take for example Jesus’ words in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” We need only to look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement to know He … Continue reading Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?
Mary, the mother of Jesus. In the religious sphere, Mary is respected, revered and highly recognized as the blessed woman whom God chose to bring his Son Jesus into the world. According to Christianity and Islam, Mary is a virgin, conceived Jesus by the power of the holy spirit and has been favored by God … Continue reading Is Mary, the mother of Jesus, worthy of worship or prayer?
Among many epic poems, few epic poems that stand out are the Odyssey, Epic of Gilgamesh and Ovid- Metamorphoses. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written in Sumerian times while the other two were written in the Greek era. In the English era, around the mid-seventeenth century, Paradise Lost is considered an epic poem about the … Continue reading Paradise Lost: Evil, Heroism & Politics
Socrates asks Euthyphro “Are the acts pious because God loves them, or does God love them because the acts are pious?”. To give some context to this quote, Socrates encounters Euthyphro outside of the court of Athens. Socrates has been charged with impiety and corrupting the youth but later that charge was changed to Atheism. … Continue reading Euthyphro: “Are the acts pious because God loves them, or does God love them because the acts are pious?”
In a society where equality is preached, rights are demanded, and fairness is sought for, women are still overlooked in many aspects of society. Today, the rise of gender violence is prevalent, yet no one talks about it or takes no action against it. In 1993, the UN Declaration of the Elimination of Violence … Continue reading Gender-based Violence: To whom, Causes, Effects & Solutions
Introduction The issue that I will be examining is whether religion is the cause of violence or is it used as a deterrence of crime and criminal activities. In other words, does religion really reduce crime? This topic is of great interest to many, especially ever since 9/11 and other attacks that have been done … Continue reading Religion: Deterrent of crime and criminal activities or not?
Islamophobia: Cause and Effect In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 that took place in the United States of America, per surveys by Pew, 25% of Americans in the year of 2002 have an irrational fear of Muslims and the religion of Islam. The same 25% of Americans believe that Islam encourages violence and hatred towards … Continue reading Islamophobia: Cause and Effect
"Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind" Quran 5:32 Ever since 9/11, we all have seen these statements: "Islamic terrorists", "Muslim fundamentalists", "Extremists", "Radicals"! These are just some … Continue reading Islam is NOT a religion of Extremism!