June 22, 2003 at 1:01 pm #561
A song by the Christian band [i:fo3st30k]DC Talk[/i:fo3st30k] starts with an interesting quote.
[i:fo3st30k]The greatest cause of atheism in the world is Christians who praise Jesus with their words and deny them with their lifestyle. This is what an unbelieving worls simply finds unbelieveable[/i:fo3st30k]
In a world wraught with frustration and pain, can we show that we have a better answer than anyone else?
I am no better than anyone else, and worse than most, in losing heart in the face of acrimony and adversity. I need to remind myself that losing heart is losing faith. When I lash out or become a cynic, I become the best argument that can be made that God does not exist.
God [i:fo3st30k]does[/i:fo3st30k] exist. Therefore, I must stop cursing the darkness and light a candle. Just a thoughtJuly 3, 2003 at 2:54 pm #2170
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I think the way we can show that we have a better answer is through our unity and sticking to our mission of living out the Gospel. Personally, I think one of the largest contributors to atheism is the division of Christianity into all these little groups that say different things about what it means to be a Christian. What’s really sad is the most recognized view is that of the people that say you can be saved by asking Jesus into your heart (at least in the U.S.). There are over 1 billion Catholics on this planet and Catholic Christianity seems to be recognized by the outside world by all of the misconceptions that people have.
I honestly think that if we can stay true to our mission of living out the Gospel and sharing our faith with others, the world may turn around. ” title=”Smile” />April 21, 2009 at 4:32 am #9307
My brother’s ex-wife was raised as a Catholic, but slowly separated from her faith. I think her excuse was that her parents forced her to go.
One reason why my brother and ex-sister-in-law divorced was that my brother ,if they had children, wanted them to go to church on Sunday. His ex-wife, however, thought differently
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