Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An Atheist Blog?

Recommending an atheist blog? Are you crazy!? Well, the jury has been out on that question for a long time now. I ran across Unequally Yoked this morning and was quite impressed with the honesty and freshness of the blog. The title refers to the fact that the atheist in question was dating a Christian and going to mass regularly as a result. The blog records her search for the truth.

Let's be honest here... most of the interaction between atheists and Christians on the net consists of flame wars which can leave the combox a smouldering ash heap. Most folks I run into these days tend to prefer to keep to their own turf and avoid any interactions with any who might disagree with them. We have forgotten how to have a good argument and there seems to be no end of really bad ones.

Paul's preaching in Athens consisted of looking around town for a good argument. "So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the market place every day with those who chanced to be there." Acts 17:17 Today we prefer to use the techniques of advertising and the media sound bite. Discussion? Sorry... no time... got to go to a commercial.


Barona said...

It is indeed a paradox that this person's blog is in many ways more Christian than "Christian" blogs. So many blogs fall into the trap of practical atheism.

Young Canadian RC Male said...

Hello Barona et al. I cannot find a e-mail for any of you to send this, so I'm posting it here, though it may be too late for any of you to make plans. I got this sent to me by one of my acquaintances involved in the EF/Tridentine Latin Mass in Toronto. You all live there right?:

Solemn High Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday. A Solemn High Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be celebrated on April 15, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. at St. Paul 's Basilica on 83 Power St. (on Queen St. , 1 block east of Parliament St .) This Mass is sponsored by the Gregorian Choirs of St. Patrick's National Shrine Church, Holy Redeemer Church and St. Isaac Jogues Church. For information, please contact Surinder S. Mundra at 416.731.4485.