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Contagious Caritas

I just finished reading some blog posts by a Catholic apologist named Matt Fradd that dealt with the conflict between atheism and science and God. In the comments section was a number of posts from both the theist and atheist sides of the fence. Reading the comments, I felt sad. “Why can’t we all just stop fighting about God and just live our lives peacefully?” I wanted to ask. “Instead of arguing about cerebral theological concepts, why don’t you go take out the garbage or call your mother or address any other number of immediate concerns?” was another question that I wished to enter into the fray of mud-slinging and high sophistry. Promoting human well-being—isn’t that what we should focus on? Or, I don’t know, seeking good in the world—isn’t that more important that arguing about beliefs that are just way out there?

Now that I think about it more…

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