Category Archives: College Discussion Posts

“What are You Entitled to?”—class discussion post by Cameron Daly

Remember that you do not DESERVE God on account of your sins. This means that you do not DESERVE anything good; for God is goodness itself, and therefore all goodness—including all that you yourself possess in any way—has its source in Him. Therefore, all of it that you have is ultimately His generous gift to you. This is why we must banish any sense of ENTITLEMENT, and replace it with a profound APPRECIATION and GRATITUDE for God’s kindness and generosity. This is the only realistic approach. Continue reading

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Tempted to “Cheat” by Sinning? So was Jesus, but He Never Did—by Cameron Daly

On page 722, we read that “For the first two years of the war [meaning WWII], German food supplies were adequate and the production of consumer goods continued.” When Jesus is in the desert, He is offered great things by … Continue reading

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“Do You Equate Debate with Treason?”—by Cameron Daly

Page 701 notes that “Stalin’s growing paranoia and crude hunger for absolute power led him to equate debate with betrayal and treason.” How often do you equate betrayal or treason with those who disagree or debate with your views? Could … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Lesson from the Apostles’ Creed to Pagans—by Cameron Daly

When you figure you should stick to pastoral or practical topics (as opposed to in-depth theological ones) in your Mission and Evangelization class … but then you go ahead and decide to write this. Following is a discussion post for my … Continue reading

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“[E]xplain which of the proofs [of God proposed by those who came before St. Thomas] … you found most interesting and why”—discussion prompt answered by Cameron Daly

Last night, I posted what follows to the above discussion prompt in the truly epic Philosophy of God class I’m taking at Holy Apostles this semester (taught by Prof. Christopher Apodaca). As another point of interest, yesterday was the fourth … Continue reading

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“What is the knowledge value of common sense and can it be used to assess the correctness of scientific theory?”—discussion prompt answered by Cameron Daly

Here’s my first post for the Epistemology class (taught by Dr. Philippe Yates) I’m taking this semester at Holy Apostles College & Seminary (hopefully I wrote it sensibly!): Common sense helps us to get through life practically, without having to … Continue reading

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“Will our resurrected bodies be the same as our current bodies?”—Discussion Prompt Answered by Cameron Daly

In a recent Philosophy of Nature class discussion prompt, the question was posed “Will our resurrected bodies be the same as our current bodies?” My answer to the prompt is as follows: The Church’s teaching on this matter is that … Continue reading

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