Public Debate: Fiat Creation By God vs. Theistic Evolution, with Dr. Thomas Seiler And Hugh Owen

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., a public debate will take place on the proposition: “Be it resolved that special creation — the fiat creation by God of all of the different kinds of creatures — is a much better explanation of all of the facts of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, Magisterial teaching, and natural science than theistic evolution.” For the affirmative: Dr. Thomas Seiler and Hugh Owen; for the negative: Dr. John Yopp and Fr. Frank Brawner. The debate is open to the public and will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hehman Hall, Cathedral of Christ the King, in Lexington, Kentucky.

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  • Anita

    Consider that on this day, someone close to you or yourself suddenly dies in a car accident!  Suddenly, what does everything else mean?  What does the money, the car, the girl, the things we spend our time on suddenly mean?  What if, suddenly, you were transported to the beyond and witnessed as this friend of yours horrifically went to hell?  The children at Fatima were shown hell and spent the rest of their lives sacrificing all they could to save souls!  We would not wish it on our worst enemy!

    If YOU were lying in a hospital bed, facing death, what does it all mean?

    Suddenly you are face to face with God.   Suddenly EVERYTHING else matters EXCEPT those things!  Now, family matters.  Now, a priest matters. Now, true friends show themselves.  Now, our eternal salvation matters.

    Now, it’ s just spirit and truth.  A body and a soul.  That’s all we come with, and now we leave the body behind….

    How can we even BEGIN to know what the truth is, if we don’t ask The Way, The Truth and The Life?  Many things we DO know deep down inside, we are just so used to compromising and lying to ourselves…  are we ready for the Truth? Are we ready for the Light?   We know if we allow ourselves to come before Him, we will be exposed, and see ourselves as we are and we avoid it because we know we will be uncomfortable, ashamed, unworthy – and we run from it!  But, wait a minute! Turn around and think of the things He said:

    “I  have come not to condemn the world, but to save it”
    “I  have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you, and you are Mine”
    “Unless the seed falls to the ground and dies, itself remains alone”

    O, Merciful God!  Give me the courage to turn around and face you continually so that I am always in the Light, trusting that you forgive me completely for every – even every small thing – from my entire life!  and that You will heal every part of me that has ever been removed from You,  restoring me completely!  

    Help me to learn from nature, Lord!  Help me to see that nothing can be truly alive, truly beautiful, truly joyful and  free and in the fullness of its glory without being one with You!!!   Help me to understand that the All-Consuming Love of the Blessed Trinity is so Great-  that It must find a path to completely restore all things unto Itself!  Help me to desire to be as holy and pure as nature – and to trust that You will purify and cleanse me more and more!  Especially in the graces You pour out in the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

    Teach me what is REAL, Lord!  Teach me YOUR TRUTH, fill me with such a LOVE that I will never want for anything more – O Merciful God!  Open my heart to receive all that You long to give me!  Increase my belief in Your Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament!  So that when You enter into my heart, You will cause me to Know and Love and talk and listen to You more and more!

    There is NOTHING better, absolutely NOTHING that even remotely compares with living in the Presence of the Lord completely exposed and open to Him..,  to say:   cleanse within me Lord, all that You see that is not of You!  Show me to see myself as I am so I can see myself more clearly and help me not to be afraid – give me the gift of true confidence in Your Love!  Help me to REALLY KNOW YOU,  show Yourself to me, Lord!    Fill  me with Your Unfathomable Love and teach me everything – I have so many questions about everything but I know nothing – but You do!  You are God!    I  trust all that You show me, especially when I turn to Your Mother because I know that with Her at my side, I will never be afraid!  You know EVERYTHING!!  Everything about me, inside and out!    You know the absolute BEST ways to my happiness and if I ask you I trust that You WILL show me the way – to the BEST way of serving you, the BEST job or vocation that I will be happiest and using the gifts You gave me, the BEST woman for my wife or vocation that is Your will for my life, the BEST real friends, the BEST relationship with You – in complete freedom and trust and joy in Your Infinitely Great Love and Care for me in every minute of my life!

  • Anita

    My name is Anita, I wrote the last post to my nephew