Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!  From The Scott Smith Blog Read More December 24, 2015

The Virgin Birth of Star Wars

May the 4th Be With You! Did you know that one of the main characters of Star Wars was born of a virgin? If you're a fan of Star Wars and/or Catholicism, you will need to read this ... one the best Easter Eggs in Sci-Fi History!  "You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this…boy?" -Mace Windu  The Jedi Masters speak of the ancient prophesy of the Chosen One that is fulfilled by the birth and life of Anakin Skywalker. Clearly, this is the Star Wars version of a Messianic prophesy. This is made blatantly obvious  when we discover that he is the seed of woman alone (Gen 3:15), that he was  conceived by the Force,  that Shmi gave birth as a Virgin -- just as Jesus was conceived within the womb of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1).  CAUTION: George Lucas borrowed a lot from the mythologist,  Joseph Campbell . Campbell contended that all religions and mythologies were basically one Read More December 18, 2015

Answering Atheism: The Cosmological Argument (Cartoon)

Here's a great article by Trent Horn on the Cosmological Argument:  New Support for the Cosmological Argument Trent Horn July 17, 2013 One of the most interesting and widely discussed arguments for the existence of God is the kalam cosmological argument, which attempts to prove that it is impossible for the universe to have an infinite past. If the argument proves the universe had a beginning, then it follows that some cause that transcends the universe must have brought it into existence. The defender of the kalam argument may also advance other arguments attempting to show that the cause of the universe is God. Although the argument fell into relatively obscurity after it was promoted in the Middle Ages, it received new life through William Lane Craig’s 1979 book  The Kalam Cosmological Argument . Craig has become the argument’s leading proponent, and thanks to his famous debates with atheists that end up on YouTube, the kalam argument has become well-kno Read More December 13, 2015

Little Drummer Boy (Cartoon)

The Little Drummer Boy was always my favorite of the Rankin & Bass Christmas specials. Speaking in terms of Inside Out , the clay-mation Christmas specials are among my CORE memories. Rankin & Bass or Rankin/Bass are the two producers who put together everybody's favorite Christmas specials starting in 1964 with Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Burl Ives snowman. R/B also did  The Year Without a Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Coming to Town ... even Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.   I have a couple cartoons that I've done (am doing) based on Rankin/Bass. I hope you will enjoy them :)  Merry Christmas! Read More December 11, 2015

The Planned Parenthood Shooting, Just War, and Let's Kill Hitler

Damon Linker recently wrote an article for The Week condemning the pro-life movement for its so-called “deeply irresponsible rhetoric” in the wake of the shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Linker asks the reader to imagine America as seen by a pro-lifer: Every year, hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings are systematically murdered in the United States, with over 51 million killed in the past 45 years. Though these killings are not perpetrated directly by the state, the government holds that private citizens have a constitutionally protected right to inflict this lethal violence on the members of a specific class of people (who also happen to be among the most innocent and the most vulnerable among us). Many of the murders are also performed by entities that receive generous amounts of public funding. More recently it has been revealed that after these quasi-public enterprises fulfill the murder requests of their clients, the bodies of Read More December 02, 2015

ISIS Flogs the Crusades Myth

I did the above illustration for the following recent Catholic Answers article: ISIS Flogs the Crusades Myth Steve Weidenkopf November 18, 2015  Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on email Share on print Share on gmail More Sharing Services This post is the sixth in a series on the most prevalent modern myths about the Crusades and how to refute them. The world reacted in horror at the despicable and evil Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.  It is natural, in the face of such evil, to ask why. Why did these attacks occur? Why are some Muslims drawn to groups like ISIS, and why are they willing to kill innocent people in the name of religion? Many believe  economics, Western foreign policy, or religion is to blame. Some believe that history—or, more specifically, certain historical actions—provide the answer. ISIS, in a  statement  issued after the attacks, claimed responsibility for the massacre, indicating that “soldiers of the Cali Read More December 01, 2015