Nov 24, 2009

It will be one of the confusions of the damned to see that they are condemned by their own reason, by which they claimed to condemn the Christian religion.
Blaise Pascal

The accusations run rampant; Christians are accused of everything from bigotry to following blindly a God that doesn’t exist; a hope and faith that is lacking scientific facts.
I won’t go into the details of the foolishness of these accusations. I could start a whole new blog with that premise.
Instead I want to focus on reasoning, since that is what modern society likes to cast their beliefs in.

Pope Benedict from his encyclical CARITAS IN VERITATE, says “God reveals man to himself; reason and faith work hand in hand to demonstrate to us what is good, provided we want to see it; the natural law, in which creative Reason shines forth, reveals our greatness, but also our wretchedness insofar as we fail to recognize the call to moral truth.”

You could spend all your life pondering on the beauty of creation, the intricacies of the human mind and body, and why we are all here. All of this is God’s calling card, He is telling us to WAKE UP!!! I gave you a mind to think, to reason with. I gave you all that
your senses take in. All the sights, sounds, smells, tastes; all that you can touch.

But, thanks to original sin, we would much rather live our lives as if there was no God,
or at least not the Christian God. No Creator. People want to believe the weak arguments of evolution.

We make ourselves God. We call the shots, we say what is right and what is wrong according to what we think (or what seems reasonable).

The Church warns us of the times in which we are living in;

The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. (CCC675)

So why do we want to get rid of God?

If God did not exist, everything would be permissible---Dostoyevski

We can’t have the so-called freedoms that we have if we believe in God. We can’t
over-indulge in lust, drink, pride, avarice, ect if we believe in God. We can’t listen to certain music or watch our favorite television shows and movies. We can’t dress in revealing attire. We can’t cuss, smoke, or associate with certain friends. Our lives won’t be worth living. We would be slaves to church authority. Our pride would be hurt.
We are legends in our own minds, and God would be too stiff of competition if we allowed him into our lives.

Modern society has been ingrained in worldly things and lack in spending time on spiritual things. They would just write off a God whom allows war and suffering. A God who doesn’t allow gay marriage or abortion.

Society confuses freedom with license. Man-made laws with God’s laws.
Where do you think our modern laws came from? Ever heard of the 10 Commandments? They were around long before any legal system was put in place.

Man’s search for God stops before he searches deep in his heart, deep in his being.
Society condemns Christians for being unreasonable, but the unreasonableness of man will condemn him.

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