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Josué Aparicio

I don't hold any degrees in any field—one day I will though. I'm just your average conceited ugly duckling writing about issues in life that matter—or at least, I hope they do.

Posted 5/10/12 at 9:16 PM | Josué Aparicio

Pride Before the Fall

The Church today is infamously known for placing the focal point on the failings of individuals. Whether intentional or unintentional, what’s demonstrated is relentless judgment—mercy seems absent. Although in their defence, they offer forgiveness, and if they do, the perception is noted as artificial. Prime attention is especially handed to sexual sin, because that perceives itself to be the most corrupt, the most wicked, the most vile—why is that?

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Posted 4/21/12 at 2:23 PM | Josué Aparicio

The Veil of Disbelief

Held on a wooden cross by nothing more than nails that pierced his carpentry-talented palms—Christ was entering his final breaths as a human being. Blood bathed, he cries out a familiar Psalm, and surrenders his spirit. Darkness conquers the skies, an earthquake commences its destructive purpose, rocks split in halves, and back in a sanctuary located at the temple, a curtain tears down the middle in two parts, from top to bottom. Minutes later, the same roman officer who was guarding the accused criminal, from fear of the sudden natural events, realizes an error: the dead man before his eyes was blameless, and was indeed the Son of God.

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Posted 4/4/12 at 6:34 PM | Josué Aparicio

Broaden Your Selection of Literature

I remember the first time I held the book, God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens. I'm not going to deny it—I was scared.

I had just started reading books on apologetics, and I was on the path to becoming a hardcore fan. Today, I'm seeking an education entirely to this field. 

As soon as I had gained a little bit of knowledge, I found myself posting quotations on Facebook concerning the subject.

I came across an old friend from high school who commented on one of the posts. You could say that was my very first debate. I experienced a feeling that I had never felt before. It was a sense of accomplishment, because at one point of the conversation, I had a fellow believer trying to convert my friend by persuading him to believe that some voice in his head was the Holy Spirit—yeah, um, it didn't quite work out. He humorously replied back telling her, "Can you please shut up? I'm trying to have a conversation with some one who actually knows what they're talking about."

I asked him if he had read the bible, to which he replied he had. I didn't quite believe him, but I knew he had read it. Maybe not in its entirety, but he had read it. We came to a mutual agreement, and then he recommended me some books by the following authors: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennet, and Christopher Hitchens. FULL POST