Here is a very interesting post. What I hope it illustrates is just how much Christianity is based upon reason, not just the desire to believe what we want to believe.
The author is a Catholic, but I doubt many will find his arguments contrary to those other Christians would use.
Anyway, the argument is patient, careful, and methodical. So please take your time. The reward is worth the effort.
There is an ongoing trend amongst atheists to frame religion in a historical context in order to assert that it was at a time “useful” but is no longer relevant. This way of framing religion is asserted by taking up one of the principles of Evolution which suggests man’s quest for survival is written deeply in his psychology and anthropology. Taking this principle and suggesting that the most obvious way for mankind to survive is through creating a civilization that is governed by some type of morality is the principle theory applied to religion. It is argued that with this instinct to survive, deeply rooted in man’s psychology, man generated religion as a means to foster a type of morality. Placing a moral structure upon a civilization had to be done with a sense of stability, and thus to place such moral ordering into the constant flux of human-opinion…
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