CARM Newsletter 02-06-08


Washington D.C.    
The Washington, DC trip was great.  McLean Presbyterian Church is a nice place to speak.  The people were warm and responsive.  On Friday night (25th) I spoke to about 120 people and then again on Saturday I spoke to the same group.  On Sunday I addressed the parents and the need for them to focus on ensuring their children are well equipped to defend the Christian faith in a hostile world.  After all, three out of four Christian youth who are raised in a Christian home and go to church regularly, lose their faith within two years of going to a secular college.  I spent Friday night trying to motivate people to study and Saturday morning teaching them the basics of the Christian faith and how to learn to ask the right questions and discover logic problems in opponents' assumptions.  In all, it was a productive time.  I want to thank those of you who showed up and visited there at the Church and Lunch.

My wife went with me on the trip and we spent three days after the conference seeing the Washington,DC area.  We visited the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian air and space Museum, the Holocaust Museum, and the National Archives Museum where we saw the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  All of them were very interesting.

We also went to the Arlington National Cemetery and took a tour of the grounds.  We watched the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier, impressive.  It was a sobering thing to see hillside after hill side of the graves of those who have given their lives in the defense and establishment of this country.  I want to thank all of you who have served in the military to make our freedoms here possible.
We also went to the Pentagon.  A great Christian guy named Dave signed to us in and gave us a tour.  We visited the very spot where the airliner struck.  In its place is a chapel and a monument.  It was...sobering.




Love and Hate Mail

Hate Mail
Is this site a joke? When i read "we need to articulate our faith intelligently and biblically." I could not help but laugh rather hard, theres nothing intelligent about the bible or organized religion. Go get your god and bring him to me, i want to ask him a few questions... wait no hes not real so that would be hard to do now wouldent it. Seriously start using some common sense.
I would like to thank you very much for your obviously unbiased and non insulting view of many things. I really enjoyed reading through your website and I haven't stopped laughing yet! This utterly uneducated and completly baseless drivel is truly heartwarming. I have one question while  I'm not a particularily religious person I have many friends in many different religions and I am 100% positve that if you bothered to read the bible it would say in there somewhere that no man shall damn another or he himself shall be damned. If you have such strong beliefs in "christianity" then why are you trying to say that mormons are not Christian? The actual neme of that church is 'The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints'. So what did you say your church was named? Oh your right yours could be a middle school or anything, they have Christs Name right in there. And the same with Jehova's Witness's Jehova whom I understand is Christ. Also if you believe so ardently why don't you try spreading some joy and some love, instead of trying to tear down someone else's beliefs? This is nothing more than a Hate site. You may as well be Damning Homosexuals or African Americans,. I realize I chose to come on this site as a research source but I found nothing more than half ***** research and opinions
It is sad to see that Mormon bigotry is still alive and well.  I don't know if you realize that calling Mormons non-Christian is a to hate-speech.  It is very offensive to any of the LDS faith.  I would also like to know who made up the "essentials of Christianity".  That sounds like a categorization from a man or committee, not from God.  Show me in the Bible where the is the actual words "essentials of Christianity" exist, and then show me the list under the title.  It is also hard to not be offended a the comments when on your web-site there is a book on how to defend against Mormonism.  You sound like a hate group that needs to be exposed!  Have a nice day.
Everything you are saying about Mormons is a lie. We are Chritains. we do trust the bible. so everything you have on your websit needs to get check. GET YOUR FACTS SRAIGHT!!!
Love Mail
I just want to thank you so much. I've had a load on me for a long time in regards to certain thoughts about Christianity and after recently having one of the biggest arguments I've ever had with some Christian people very close to me, I've had a lot of tangled ideas unraveled by your answers on your site. I'd come to a point where I thought my conclusions meant there was no point in living let alone living for God. I'm not saying that I was about to go jump off a building but I wasn't exactly enthralled by my own thoughts. It was like everything was completely empty and lifeless. Now it's like a huge burden has evaporated and I can't thank you enough. I struggled to find any other ways of looking at what I'd concluded and your answers have really opened me to a better and far more wonderful way of thinking.
Thank you for your hard work in spreading the gospel.  I know it isn't glamorous and is hard work but I really appreciate it.  I love how you have information on other religions and cults and how we as believers can witness to them.  I also love your devotional pieces they are excellent.  So keep up the great work! 2 Timothy 4:7-8
I have recently stumbled upon your website, and I couldn't help but thank you for your articles on atheism. I am an atheist myself and although I do not share your beliefs, I am very glad to see an honest attempt at defining atheists and your understanding of our views. Good luck in your mission.
You keep up your hard work.  I smile and receive every e-mail with a joyful heart.  I am praying for your ministry and your family.
Fantastic site. I will be camping out on the site for the next year, praise God. I will be signing up for all of the schools. thank you for all the hard, tedious and accurate work you have put into the site over the years, I appreciate your efforts and success. God bless you and your family.




About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.