atheism

How Do I Evangelize My Atheist Friends?

A university student recently asked me, “How do I evangelize my atheist friends?” Here’s my angle based on experience. When I was a non-religious scientist working in lab, I sensed that science pointed to a greater truth. The order, symmetry, and predictability in this Book of Nature was not lost on me. I worked on artificial photosynthesis and nanotechnology and often stared […]

We Win!

What are Christians to think when thousands of atheists gather and make plans to mock and belittle them?  There’s only one thing to think… We win! In an intellectual debate, logic and evidence are the stuff a winner relies on. For Christians, prayer and love are added in.  But making fun of your opponent?  That is not an intellectual tactic. […]

The Pillars of Unbelief — Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre

Sartre — apostle of absurdity Jean-Paul Sartre may be the most famous atheist of the 20th century. As such, he qualifies for anyone’s short list of “pillars of unbelief.” Yet he may have done more to drive fence-sitters toward the faith than most Christian apologists. For Sartre has made atheism such a demanding, almost unendurable, experience that few can bear […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Catholics need to wake up from the illusion that the America we now live in – not the America of our nostalgia or imagination or best ideals, but the real America we live in here and now – is somehow friendly to our faith.  What we’re watching emerge in this country is a new kind of paganism, an atheism with […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Chaput

“Forcing religious faith out of a nation’s public square and out of a country’s public debates does not serve democracy… What it does do is impose a kind of unofficial state atheism. To put it another way, if we ban Christian Churches or other religious communities from taking an active role in our nation’s civic life, we’re really just enforcing […]

Playing at Atheism

Perhaps you’ve heard about a successful campaign sponsored by some atheists in Europe to put placards on the sides of buses propagating the anti-God point of view.  The signs displayed in and around London and Genoa read “The Bad News is There is No God; The Good News is You Don’t Need Him.”  This is just the latest in a […]

Evidence of God

SEATTLE —  Some of the world’s leading theologians and philosophers presented thoughtful treatises to hundreds of physicians during the final two days of the 79th annual Catholic Medical Association education conference in Seattle.  One of the most recognizable was Robert Spitzer, S.J, PhD, former President of Gonzaga University.  Throughout the conference, the Jesuit Order was often the subject of criticism;  one presenter suggested there […]

The Catholic Resistance to State-encouraged Atheism

What ought to be the response of Catholic believers to the rise of militant secularism in the West that is seeking to exile Christian faith from relevance, cultural history, and the public square? Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, perhaps the most prophetic of all U.S. Catholic Church leaders on Church-state issues, gave a profound answer to that question on August […]