Sad story. Not for the daughter...
Just because the parents may not be among the elect, it doesn’t mean that the daughter can’t be. Anyhow, good on the parents for being supportive—even if they don’t understand.
“Over the years, when I bothered to think about it at all, I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.”
What a moronic statement. Completely ignorant of both science and religion.
1) there is no scientific theory of life and the universe
2) she’s just mistaken science for another spiritual view or religion.
Maybe her daughter can teach her some things, but I am not going to click through to read this whole thing.
She starts off talking about herself exclusively and i doubt the self absorption becomes less.
If a Catholic parent had a daughter who announced she was a lesbian atheist, the overwhelming sentiment would be that the parent should embrace and accept the daughter for “who she is.” I guess it doesn’t work in reverse.
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This is the blindness and rationalization of atheists. That somehow God and science are opposites. That somehow mankind's ridiculously small understanding of "science" will allow complete explanation of the universe. That somehow God can not be "proven."
See God working through the child to soften the parents.
“I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.”
That is probably one of the stupidest statements I have ever heard. The false conflict between religion and science is used by people who want to make themselves seem smarter than people of faith. It is also a justification for their refusal to live by the personal moral code that religion requires.
Episode of M.A.S.H, Guy was asked if he wanted a Priest, said no I am a atheist , Dr said really? Guy says, swear to God
“We enrolled our little girl at a local Catholic school, selected purely on the recommendation of a colleague for the quality of its education”
What did you expect?
Our son is in a Catholic school, and if he says he wants to be Catholic, it’s no skin off my nose. I would not be shocked, since we sent him there. Happened to his grandmother, at the same school.
Why do people put children in such a situation if they are going to have a problem with possible consequences? How dumb is that?
Don’t scroll down to the comments. Guardianistas are some of the most vile fascists I’ve ever had the displeasure of hearing from and they don’t disappoint here. Let’s hope the British Muslims pay them a visit.
The daughter will lead the rest of them back home
*8For me, it means regular trips to the presbytery for extra “Catholic lessons”. It means going to church for family mass on Sundays and not knowing when to sit or stand; **
Good for this dad. May the daughter bring him and her mother to the Catholic Church.
As C. S. Lewis might put it, an atheist couple who wants to pass atheism on to their children really cannot be too careful of their schooling.
There is a children’s book on this topic. I cannot remember the title.
It is about a teenaged girl who is expelled from a high dollar private because of something she didn’t do. The only school that will take her is a Catholic one that has a very strict dress and discipline code. She is upset at her secular, atheist parents for not standing up for her and making her go to that school. She decides that the best way to get back at them for putting her in Catholic school is to pretend to become religious which will mortify her parents. After a while she discovers that has stoped pretending.
It was a pretty well written book for teenagers
>> Over the years, when I bothered to think about it at all, I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.
Atheists are idiots.
God Bless the daugther. May she become a bright shinning light for her parents.
I'm curious. Where does the author believe there is a conflict?
sounds like this lapsed cradle Catholic is innately leary of atheism and covers the options with “the God of Spinoza”
Irresistible grace. It doesn’t matter who your parents are, if you are elect you will believe.