I actually like the FSM. ( Notice they put this on display in Wisconsin by a Nativity display.) Why do i like it? It’s representative of how irrational atheism is.I’m not sure why they even felt the need to do this.I know they can and they have the right but what’s the message?How does the display make me a better,more enlightened person? How is it supposed to convince me that I should embrace atheism rather than Catholicism? Maybe it’s suppose to offend or annoy us? If that’s the case the FSM gets an F.
You see the sacred is good,true and beautiful.To be an atheist you have to ignore the truths of science. If science has taught us anything it’s that there MUST be something beyond ourselves responsible for all of creation. IF religion has taught us anything it is that good and evil really exist.Atheism can only tell us that the most powerful and strong will end up surviving. For awhile anyway. Even the powerful and strong have an end.
The sacred is beautiful because it represents in the material world everything that is good. and true. The FSM is ugly for a reason-and it’s silly because atheism is irrational. Is God a mystery? Definitely. The Catechism tells us that “ Christ’s whole life is a mystery of redemption.”
Catholic online explains mystery as understood in Catholicism this way,
” The mind of a creature cannot, indeed, grasp the inner nature of the mysterious truth, but it can express that truth by analogies ; it cannot fully understand the coherence and agreement of all that is contained in a mystery of faith, but it can refute successfully the objections which would make a mystery consist of mutually repugnant elements.
The atheist would say that belief in God is irrational and silly. I would have to ask, why?
Next i would have to say the proof is in the pudding.
Christianity has made such a profound mark on the world and had such a remarkable influence on civilization that there is no way on earth you could consider it irrational and silly. IF you look at the affect atheism has had on the world the record is not very good.
The Catholic Church has given us some of our greatest scientists,artists,writers. It has profoundly changed the lives of many people more often to the good. There have been times it has failed individuals because there have been people who have not actually lived up to what she teaches. Atheism has failed because there are people who have lived up to what it teaches.
You have the FSM on display in Wisconsin. Ok.
Here is the Pieta on display in the Vatican.
Read this? Not Catholic and want some idea of Catholic doctrine? Lord of the Rings.Good start 🙂 Tolkien.Definitely Catholic.
How about this? The Communist Manifesto, written by an atheist.How beneficial was this book to civilization?