help wanted: Catholic apologists
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(01-22-2012, 05:35 PM)voxxpopulisuxx Wrote: Here is an interesting article from the liberal side....why I think the church is getting owned by these clowns is because this articles Ideas are being followed:

http://www.americamagazine.org/content/a...e_id=10798

Excerpt:
Naïve Theism

As Michael Buckley, S.J., pointed out in his classic study of atheism (At the Origins of Modern Atheism), all forms of modern atheism are parasitic upon a particular form of theism. The proponents of the new atheism presuppose a naïve form of theism that perceives God, as Karl Rahner put it, as an individual being, albeit the Supreme Being, who is simply another “member of the larger household of reality” (Foundations of Christian Faith). Yet the god of this naïve theism more closely resembles a benevolent Zeus than the god of the Judeo-Christian tradition. One imagines a god standing on the sidelines of human history but occasionally intervening in the course of human events. Still, we should ask ourselves whether there are popular Catholic beliefs or practices that may, however unintentionally, support such naïve theism.

There are some problems in that article, but what is wrong with that particular quotation?

Anyway, I think the problem today is that Catholics tend to be very timid in these debates. Instead of pointing out the intellectual shallowness of the "new atheists," we hear that, yes, Catholicism might have been pretty nasty in the past, but the Church has made her peace with modernity, so everything is all right now. Modern Catholic apologists just aren't equipped to handle the polemical tone of the new atheists, or the extreme scientism that will not allow any room at all for religious belief, no matter how humble or subservient.
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help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Warrenton - 01-21-2012, 10:11 PM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Gerard - 01-22-2012, 12:11 AM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Doce Me - 01-22-2012, 12:20 AM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Crusading Philologist - 01-22-2012, 05:46 PM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Whitey - 01-22-2012, 08:11 PM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by McNider - 01-22-2012, 10:58 PM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Gerard - 01-23-2012, 10:28 AM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by dahveed - 01-23-2012, 06:55 PM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Gerard - 01-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Re: help wanted: Catholic apologists - by Tapatio - 01-24-2012, 01:20 PM



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