Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

Oh New Jersey, You are So Silly!

Actually, more accurately, the organization American Atheists are silly. To the left is the billboard advertisement that can be found on the Jersey Turnpike. In moments like these, I am reminded that atheists many times are closer to the truth than we the believers. They have considered the truth and understand its ramifications better than those who claim Christ as their Lord and Savior.

I kinda like the fact they called His birth a myth. While I am sure it was not their intent, from the Catholic perspective, a myth in Scripture is that which contains so much truth it cannot be adequately explained and thus points towards the greater reality. Also love that they emphasized reason. Few know that the Lord added a very important phrase to the Duetero-canonical law. The original says:

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5)

Our Lord adds the element of reason. Scripture records Him saying,

He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; …'” (Luke 10:27a)

Reason is important but it must be applied to those objects proper to its study. We just need to remember to use our study aids i.e., Divine Revelation, Magisterium, Tradition, etc. So, American Atheists, thank you for proclaiming that the Christmas story is more than what the words can adequately explain. Thank you also for reminding us that we need to apply our minds to these eternal truths. Why? Cause we love what we know and know what we love.

Oh, New Jersey, have a group you might consider as an evangelical outreach.

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