Philosophy and Theology majors should watch #TheManTalk by Matt Fradd on Nov 6, 2015, 1:00-3:0 pm at St. Mary’s College of Quezon City for three reasons:
- Matt Fradd is a Philosopher
- Matt Fradd is a Catholoic Apologist
- #TheManTalk is relevant to Philosphy and Theology Students
If you go to his website, mattfradd.com and click the “blog” menu header, you will see that one of the categories is Atheism. Below is a sample page view. Actually, he has a new book: 20 Answers: Atheism. The book answers life’s ultimate questions: (1) How can you know for sure that God exists? (2) If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world? (3) Doesn’t evolution mean we don’t need God to explain human life? (4) Why should I believe in God when religion is the number-one cause of war, ignorance, and misery? According to the book’s description:
In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. 20 Answers: Atheism will help you understand the main arguments for and against God’s existence, and give you the knowledge you need to explain to others the reasonableness of belief. The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, powerful arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.
So even if #TheManTalk is not really about debunking Atheism, philosophy students may at least like to get a chance to shake hands with this philosopher!
A Catholic apologist is a person who makes a strong defense of the Catholic faith, in the same way as the Apologia is Socrates’ strong defense of the immortality of the soul. Matt Fradd used to work as an apologist for Catholic Answers. Actually, his book on Atheism is hosted in Catholic Answer’s Online Store. But aside from Atheism, Mat Fradd also talks about Catholic doctrine, quoting the likes of Socrates, Martin Luther, Blaise Pascal, and St. Thomas Aquinas. You may have read Matt Fradd only in his blog. But now the words in the blog posts will soon become flesh: he’ll come here live on November 6! If you are a fan of Matt Frad’s brand of Catholic apologetics (if you are not yet, it is time to read him!), then definitely you must come and watch him delivering #TheManTalk at St. Mary’s College of Quezon City.
3. #TheManTalk is relevant to Philoosphy and Theology Students
With Matt Fradd’s strong background on Philosophy and Theology, you should expect that that these would show up when he discusses #TheManTalk on Chastity, Chivalry, True Manhood, and Real Love. So get your pens and recorders ready. Listen carefully. Note the philosophical assumptions he is making. Note the theological concepts he is proposing. They say that if you reason about love, you will lose your reason. But not so with Matt Fradd. He knows love has four aspects as taught in Greek Philosophy: Philia, Eros, Storge, and Agape. He knows St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He knows the perils of pornography, and has debated with Cosmo Magazine’s author regarding the article, 8 Reasons Watching Porn Doesn’t Make Him a Cheater. Matt Fradd knows his stuff. You can be sure of that. He also speaks with great passion and an awesome sense of humor! You’ll love listening to him! Here’s the gist of his talk:
In the first part of this powerful presentation, Matt doesn’t explicitly “teach” the men anything. Rather, he invites the men to listen to powerful, moving, and often-times hilarious stories. Then, he poses questions to show the men, or perhaps even to convince them, that who they desire to be, and who God commands them to be, is in fact the same man. In the second part of his talk, Matt lays out five rules that every man must break if he wants to fulfill his deepest desires and follow God’s commands. (mattfradd.com)
So what now? Buy your tickets now or during the registration for the event. He’ll already be here in a little more than 12 hours. So hurry! Buy 10 tickets, get 1 ticket free. Tickets cost Php 300 each.
#TheManTalk on Chastity, Chivalry, and Real Love by Matt Fradd is on November 6, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s College of Quezon City Auditorium. #37 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City.