Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Evangelizers Post: Don't Think Like An Atheist

I have a new article up at

We live in a much different society than in ages past.  Modernity tends towards skepticism in a way that no other age has.  In this regard, it is important to meet the questions of the day and the people in doubt where they are at.  We must understand how they think in order to lead their thoughts to higher truth.

But as we open the door to the atheist mind, it is important to remember that doors mean travel in either direction.  We hope to be bring the light of faith to atheism, but we have to remember that the darkness of atheism can dull our light of faith.

I am not talking about mere open-mindedness here.  We should listen to the arguments and ideas of the non-believers.  While Catholics have the fulness of truth, we do not have a monopoly on truth.  If someone in their atheism speaks truth and wisdom, we should acknowledge and accept it because all truth an wisdom ultimately comes from God.

The danger to which I am referring is the subtle assumptions that a skeptical culture has plastered on the walls of our mind.  We’ve already ceded much of the high ground, so our task is already difficult.  Rightly or not, there are several ideas floating around the culture that are taken as given truth that we must also avoid.

Below are a few points to keep in mind to resist having our minds match in lock-step with an unbelieving culture.

You can read the rest of the article here.

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