This is an interesting question! I wonder what the conflict in Israel and Palestine would be like if religion were not a part of it!
We exist, you and I, in what is perhaps the most challenging period in history for people who genuinely want to know what is true.
I almost finished that sentence with “for people who genuinely want to know what is true about God.” But it applies virtually to every kind of truth.
We are not born omniscient, not born trained up in rigorous critical thinking. For good or for ill, our given culture hands us, developmentally, the tools we need for dealing with a complex reality.
Catholics believe our rich culture was birthed in a thousand different ways from an encounter with Christ, God’s full expression of Himself to mankind. “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” As interfaces with reality go that’s pretty good. In our time, however, the role of Catholic culture has become very weak tea indeed. Even parents who raise their children in a home permeated with Catholic…
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