Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Christophobia Is Real. Look It Up.

My previously close friend from high school looked up at me and said he felt I suffered from “mental illness” because I still believed in Catholicism. Seriously. By the way, he posts daily about the inhumanity and vileness of Trump. The man needs a mirror.

I don't know when men of faith were reduced to the punchline or to the special bus stop.

Theology is similar to math. I cannot prove mathematical theorems to someone who doesn’t understand an equation. (Note the root of the word theology and of the word theorem.) There are humans who have a greater understanding of God and His wonders. I don’t understand dismissing some of the greatest minds in history (St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas, Kierkegaard, St Teresa of Ávila) simply because one can’t grasp all the aspects of their thoughts.

The notion that men and women of faith are limited, naive, daft, or foolhardy is as venomous as racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia. Only a fool dismisses and hates and persecutes those he cannot understand. You perhaps don’t speak French, but that doesn’t mean Parisians speak gibberish.

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