Author Archives | Nicholas Voss

THE CHRISTMAS STORY ACCORDING TO ST. HERETICUS

Once upon a time God lived at the North Pole …

THREE EASY WAYS TO SPOIL CHRISTMAS …

The rule for advancing heresy during the Christmas season is a very simple one.

“CHOOSING GOD”

You can’t abandon anything that is good in order to go to God, for nothing is good apart from Him.

“SEEKING GOD” IS A DANGEROUS UNDERTAKING …

There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion (Man’s search for God) suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us?

LET US BE CAUTIOUS OF UNDERVALUING AMERICAN LIBERTY …

No doubt we can dream of better laws and government than we have, but I am quite sure we might easily have worse too!

DEFENSE MECHANISMS IN NATURE

How could such an unusual habit evolve to reveal the warning colour pattern so perfectly? How did the insect know it was there, and could be menacing?

THE SURVIVAL VALUES OF A BELIEF IN GOD

Atheism isn’t equipped to care for the poor, attend the elderly, counsel the suicidal, or house orphans. These works are better left for Christians who have a superior worldview.

BY THEIR WORKS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM

The only place where a form of communism has ever worked satisfactorily, but not perfectly, is in a convent or monastery. But these successful communistic groups were not built by the use of concentration camps, treachery, and torture. They were built by revolutions which occur in the souls of men.

MORAL CAUSALITY PLUS FREE CHOICE

We see too much evidence in contemporary American life indicating that the American form of democracy is being undermined. It is being slowly secularized and deprived of its religious and spiritual foundation. There are too many attempts in the Western World to preserve the inviolability of human rights after surrendering or denying their ultimate Divine source.

THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSALITY

Does deep insight, great clear rational thinking, great courage, great duty, great faith, great love demonstrate the priority of nothing? It is prepos­terous to argue that the most profound thoughts, sentiments and actions of man argue the priority of nothing.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST PRINCIPLES IN THE MIND OF A CHILD

Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE SHOULD BE BASED ON REASON

One should never retreat from reason. One should use reason, and use it accurately and aggressively. A faith which is not preceded by reason is a weak faith and is vulnerable to devastating attacks and to subversion.

OF FLOWERS AND THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE (C. 1958)

Unfortunately, increase in factual knowl­edge has not resulted in greater recognition of God. Rather it seems that man has felt that by explaining something he has eliminated the need for a God.

GOD IN MEDICAL PRACTICE (C. 1958)

A few hours later, when I was called to the old lady’s side as the intern on her case, she was showing general physical deterioration. Inside of twenty-four hours she died—not of her broken hip but of a broken heart, although in desperation we had utilized all emergency medical measures that might conceivably restore her to health.

CONCORD BETWEEN SCIENCE AND FAITH (C. 1958)

Once the scientist has exercised faith in the Creator of the universe this faith can only grow as a result of his or her studies.