I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not very cerebral. I don’t know the terms in many documents that I try to read, PLUS I have a disability (that’s what I’ve always called it) where I forget many things that I’ve read after spending hours trying to remember them. Now, I could tell you off the top of my head little tidbits of info, but I’d be danged if I remember why and where I learned it, therefore not being able to provide proof.
All this being said, with the type of “disability” I have, I’m still cornered and having to do apologetics here and there (especially these days with our Pope’s death, all eyes are on catholics). I am fortunate that I can come here and learn what everyone here things of certain situations. I’ve had to do so on many occasions because I just don’t know how to answer… but it would not help me when I’m cornered in real life.
How did you all learn to be so wise? Does anyone know of any good books where I could learn step by step? What about all these documents? Does anybody else here that does apologetics have my affliction? If so, how do you deal with it? And finally, can someone please explain what a “Straw Man” is?
PS: Thank you so much everyone for being here to answer questions, you are a source of great info!