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Posts tagged Fr. Robert Barron.
"One of the most important things to understand about Christianity is that it is not primarily a philosophy or a system of ethics or a religious ideology. It is a relationship to the unsettling person of Jesus Christ, to the God-man."
"Almost every atheist I’ve spoken to doesn’t understand what we mean by “God”. So, what an atheist is denying I would deny too. Most atheists deny that there is a ‘supreme being’ or an ‘item’ in or above the world, and I would deny that too. Or a distant object that wound things up and went into retirement -I would deny that too. Also, most atheists construe God as a ‘competitor’, he’s in competition with us. Somehow, if God gets the glory, I get less glory. If God is in charge, I can’t be in charge. [But according to] St. Thomas Aquinas if God is the ground of our being, the more we give glory to God, the more we are elevated. I tend to agree with most atheists. I think they are right in denying this ‘false god’. But the ‘true God’ I think they just have as much hunger for."
"The Catholic Church did not divorce Truth from Beauty, that is one of the marks of the Catholic imagination; we did not drive a wedge. We saw the two as mutually ‘implicative’: the ‘truer’ you are the more beautiful, the more beautiful the truer you are, because they’re always together. And that served us very well."