My Response to Atheism

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Those who stubbornly refuse to believe, won’t believe as long as their hearts remain hard, no matter how much proof and evidence are presented to give them reason to believe. Therefore it would be useless to debate them unless they are truly interested in learning.

If they are interested in learning, however, they can start by researching the shroud of Turin, the tilma of Guadalupe, and the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano. They can also consider the complexity of the universe and of the human body and how unlikely such things are to be accidents.

St Thomas Aquinas has some interesting things to say on the subject also, and then there’s the personal experience of myself and countless of other persons throughout human history. (Atheism only became a thing recently, remember, another proof in God’s favor.)

Personally, I think an atheist is just a believer who hides his belief, even from himself, out of fear or anger.

After all, it is a common move of the human psychology to convince itself of the nonexistence of a reality it finds unpleasant. People only believe what they want to believe. At the end of the day, though, God’s existence isn’t affected by belief or unbelief, He’s still there.

It would be a more profitable discussion to inquire of the particular atheist why he/she is an atheist and when it started. Perhaps a tragic childhood experience such as the loss of a parent and the question of “Why didn’t God answer my prayer for his/her healing?” left unanswered caused the individual to question God’s goodness and atheism was a subconscious solution to exact revenge on the One seen responsible for the tragedy. Or perhaps on seeing the obligations of religion in the lives of other people, the person in question was afraid of having to answer to God for fear of his/her life being burdened and no fun and atheism was the subconscious solution to being able to live a “free” life. Or again, perhaps the particular individual was simply raised that way in a very strictly atheist environment. Not only is it very hard psychologically to abandon the beliefs your parents or guardians have drilled into you all your life, but the consequences of believing differently could result in the rejection of loved ones or of peers looking down on the individual as “intellectually inferior”. Thus atheists are deserving of our compassion and would possibly be better served by a more therapeutic approach rather than mere intellectual debate.

 We will each see the truth at the end of our lives. If atheism is correct, theists have nothing to worry about since their death will be without an afterlife anyway and therefore unaffected by their beliefs. If theism is correct, however, then the atheists who meet God face to face are gonna wish they had given Him a chance.

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the Marvel of God’s Grace series by Grace N. Jezek

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Yes there is wordplay going on here. “Marvel” is referring to Marvel Universe and “Grace” is referring to my name. “Agent Nunja of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is still the only fully completed work among these. “Agent DARK of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Team Awesome-Nunja and Heroes Inc. versus Villains Inc.” have been started.

AGENT NUNJA OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Team Awesome-Nunja and Heroes Inc. versus Villains Inc.

Agent DARK of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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The Fellowship of the Iron Maid

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My Prayer Prep

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For Quieting Body, Mind, and Spirit

  1. Invoke the Holy Spirit.
  2. Examen.
  3. “Penance, penance, penance.” — OLO Lourdes
  4. Awake your hunger for God through spiritual reading, prayer, Christian music, charity work, or some other holy activity.
  5. Create a quiet, peaceful, and comfortable environment.
  6. Wear simple and comfortable clothing.
  7. Light candles, burn incense, and play low volume chant music.
  8. Assume a comfortable and meaningful body position.
  9. Don’t merely empty your mind, open it to its Lord. https://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/CDFMED.HTM 
  10. Pray the Chotki to improve  your breathing and focus.
  11. Enter into one of the three expressions of prayer: vocal, meditative, or contemplative. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p4s1c3a1.htm
  12. When distracted invoke the holy names of Jesus and Mary and calmly return to prayer.
  13. Be aware that some “distractions” might actually be God speaking to you.
  14. Persevere even if no spiritual consolation is felt.
  15. When you finish praying, record what you experienced in your prayer journal.
  16. “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.” — The Mass 

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Clarification on Pope Francis’s Words

There is a lot of confusion going around in the media concerning the Pope’s recent statement on compassion in immigration management. To truly understand what the Pope said and what he was responding to in any instance, it is essential to find the transcript of the actual conversation the Pope had and look at his words in context (transcript for this particular conversation here http://www.nytimes.com/…/ap-us-rel-pope-trump-transcript.ht… ) because the secular media is all too happy to make Christianity look bad by misrepresenting and misinterpreting. As a Catholic from the Diocese of Phoenix in Arizona, which is closer to the border than most of the USA, I’m pretty familiar with the Church’s sentiment on immigration management. You will find that the bottom line in all the Church’s words on the subject is that yes immigration management is important, but above all remember the dignity of the person (because whether you’re an illegal alien or not, you’re still a human being beloved by God) and make sure your perspective in border control is not lacking in mercy and compassion or contradictory to the immigrants’ human rights. Reading the transcript you will find that really all the Pope said was that separating families would not be in keeping with Christian charity and that he didn’t want to get involved in a political discussion. The link below will also help clarify the situation.

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A “Love Letter” from God to YOU!

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Here I have created a “Love letter” from God to all sinners, by combining the words of various private revelations (without changing their true meaning) of Jesus to: St. Faustina, Sr. Josefa Menendez, Sr. Mary of the Trinity and Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero (all revelations have been taken from reliable Catholic books with an imprimatur):

“You know that it is the property of fire to destroy and to enkindle. In the same way, My Heart’s property is to pardon, love, and purify. Never think that I shall cease to love you because of your miseries… No, My Heart loves you and will never forsake you… Each soul is a matchless treasure to Me!… My love has no limits… My mercy is more abundant for sinners than the just… they have a right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy… I pursue sinners as justice pursues criminals. But justice…

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