Did you read his sermon? His sermon is pretty clear - he talks about how Christ says, “whatsoever you did for the least of those - you also did for me.”
It’s not about doing good for the sake of doing good - but about how serving your brothers and sisters serves Christ. Works not in absence of faith but works in affirmation of faith.
Yeah, the responses on this thread should be pretty interesting. The Catholics on FR are pretty intent on keeping Christ and heaven to themselves.
BTW, I am a Catholic.
But, an atheist has no faith.
In fact, from their reasoned point of view they have trouble on exactly which God to place their faith in.
Buddha? Naw! I don’t believe in nothingness but, if I had to make a choice more closely aligned with my beliefs....
Hinduism? Can’t, I luv steak.
Islam? Which brand? Whabbism? Suhfi? Shiite?Go. Goat herder ?
Shinto? luv the Ginsu Knives.
Mormonism? Being a god myself sounds interesting. But, I’ve heard I have to pass by Joseph Smith, who will check my passport and see if I am worthy and well qualified. Notwithstanding that little part that God says “There is none worthy, no not one”. Wasn’t that Christ’s or Saint Peter’s Job?
Maybe I try Protestantism? Which brand? Lutheran? Pentecostal? Joseph Smith was given a vision that all religions were abominations and, Dark, Apostate and Whores of Babylon.
Hell, the Protestants say that the Catholic Church is the vile belief system discussed in Revelations.
No, an aethiest isn’t just divorced from God so much as he is agnostic and indifferent .
No atheist will come to God by Jesus and therefore their salvation is synthetic on one hand and arrogant in the face of God, if he could face God without shielding his eyes from God’s glory.