I Am Agnostic


Q. I’m an agnostic. I believe, if there is a God, how could he have produced the world and the mess we are all in now?

A. Where could the whole of Creation have come from if not from an intelligent First Cause-Creator?

First take man out of the equation and I think you will agree with me that the world is stunningly beautiful. Snow capped mountains, rugged coastlines washed by crashing waves, tropical islands, all the varied beauty of plants and animals, desert canyons carved by rivers, Grand and otherwise, redwood forests, alpine lakes, mountain meadows in flower, sunsets and sunrises, full moons rising slowly over the mountains –all of these bespeak majestic beauty to me. They are echos of the beauty that resides in and proceeds from the heart of the Creator.

The mess we see all around us is the direct result of people doing what they want to do…doing what they think is good. Our Creator gave us instructions on how to live life to its fullest and happiest. But we do not believe Him and we do it our way. They we look around at the mess we have created and blame God. He says to us, “Repent and sin no more and come and be enfolded in My loving Arms. And I will give you peace.” Our Creator knows we have not listened to Him. He knows we ignored His instructions but He is just waiting for us to come to Him so He can helps us get our lives back on track. So He can give us Joy and our Joy would be full.

Our Creator is much more gracious than a car manufacturer. Can you imagine going to the dealer and trying to get them to fix a car that you never added or changed the oil, used water instead of gasoline, did not keep the tires full of air. When asked why you did not follow the manufacturer’s instructions in the little book you said , “I didn’t like those instructions, they were too cumbersome and cramped my style. But you need to fix this car because is doesn’t work anymore and it is all your fault because you made it!” How will that car dealer respond?

Q. The Supreme Being could care less about our existence and how we handle things.

A. Then why did He allow Himself to be a helpless embryo, baby, child and human person who was crucified by His own children? He died a painful and torturous death to offer us eternal life in Heaven and save us from Hell. Why put Himself through all of that if He doesn’t care about us?

Q. If we are lost, then its are own fault. Too bad for our souls, if we indeed have one.

A. Yes, this is absolutely true. But He anxiously awaits our turning to Him. It is never too late. We can never do anything so bad that He won’t welcome us to His Love if only we will come…

Please say this simple prayer, “In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit give me the gift of faith. Amen”

The Bishop at the Athiests deathbed–>Here

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2 Responses

  1. “A. Where could the whole of Creation have come from if not from an intelligent First Cause-Creator?

    First take man out of the equation and I think you will agree with me that the world is stunningly beautiful.”

    It’s ironic you tell the agnostic to take man out of the equation when man is created in God’s image. You’re essentially saying that without the image of God, the world is a better place. Although it’s true that man is what has caused the turmoil you’re referring to throughout the world, it is wrong to tell someone to take man out of the equation in order to see the world as a better place.

    “Q. The Supreme Being could care less about our existence and how we handle things.

    A. Then why did He allow Himself to be a helpless embryo, baby, child and human person who was crucified by His own children? He died a painful and torturous death to offer us eternal life in Heaven and save us from Hell. Why put Himself through all of that if He doesn’t care about us?”

    If you’re talking to an atheist or agnostic that doesn’t believe or isn’t sure if Jesus is the Son of God, then your argument is flawed, bfhu. To him, it was just some poor man that was crucified, not God. “He” didn’t put himself through anything if he was never here.

    I’m Christian, but Catholic reasoning drives me insane.

    Excusing the world’s state of chaos by saying “we” screwed it up isn’t a very sound answer. I wish the world were a better place – and I’ll go out on a limb and say that everyone in it wishes it were a better place. Don’t Catholics believe that through Baptism, original sin is forgiven? Thus, shouldn’t we have a clean slate – a clean world – to work with? If not, we’re given a harder, rougher world to live in than our parents because of their mistakes. We aren’t given one, and it isn’t fair. More importantly, it isn’t fair to others who suffer unnecessarily. The Austrian man who raped his own daughter and begot children from incest is no “miracle” as Catholics call every human life. It’s a tragedy.

    Go watch a World War II movie like Band of Brothers’ “Bastogne” and see what those individuals had to suffer because of the people before them and say that God is caring. Hopefully God is caring, loving, and forgiving in death, because He isn’t always kind to everyone that’s alive. He doesn’t intervene to stop people from torturing one another, raping one another, killing one another, stealing from one another… where is the justice? It isn’t here – it’s all in faith that life after death will be better than this world, and therein lies the reason we have religion.

  2. If you’re talking to an atheist or agnostic that doesn’t believe or isn’t sure if Jesus is the Son of God, then your argument is flawed, bfhu. To him, it was just some poor man that was crucified, not God. “He” didn’t put himself through anything if he was never here.

    Hmmmm….true.

    I’m Christian, but Catholic reasoning drives me insane.

    Don’t blame Catholic Reasoning on my faulty attempts at it.

    it isn’t fair

    You are right. Life is not “fair”. But all things will be corrected either in this life or the next to the point that all in Heaven will rejoice at the justice and beauty of God.

    Of course the Austrian who raped his daughter is not a “miracle” but the baby is. The baby a sweet and innocent creation. A goodness out of EVIL. Would you compound this EVIL by dismembering the baby by abortion?

    He isn’t always kind to everyone that’s alive.

    God is always kind and merciful. Man has free will and uses it to rebel against the heart of Our Lord and Father. The fault lies in man not in God.

    He doesn’t intervene to stop people from torturing one another, raping one another, killing one another, stealing from one another… where is the justice?

    In Heaven and Hell. Depending on what you do in this life.

    It isn’t here – it’s all in faith that life after death will be better than this world, and therein lies the reason we have religion.

    Agreed.

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