Father Len explains why we need a Savior now more than ever and why many of us don’t know it.
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Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- “Now that we have science, we no longer need religion.” – Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host
- “God of the Gaps” theory: People invented God and religion began because there was a lack of scientific knowledge to explain things like lightning and wind.
- Science wouldn’t exist without the Catholic Church.
- For the Catholic Church science has always been a way of studying and understanding God.
- All early major scientists believed in God including Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Roger Bacon, Louis Pasteur, Nicholas Copernicus and Blaise Pascal. They came to God because of science. Many were Catholic priests.
- Religion began out of gratitude and awe for God.
- Those who believe there is no greater power in the universe than the human person must ignore humanity’s long history of ignorance, violence and shocking denials of the truth.
- Those who believe science can answer every question won’t be able to find God or recognize the need for a Savior because they have too much ego.
- Our country has a depression and suicide crisis.
- Our society has become narcissistic. Narcissism steals our joy. Narcissists believe they have no need for a Savior.
- Much of our country no longer trusts in God. It trusts in science, technology, and government programs.
- If God doesn’t exist and life on earth is all there is, why not cheat, be cruel, or commit suicide?
- There is a difference between joy and pleasure. Meth addicts have plenty of pleasure, but no joy.
- Even with all the knowledge of science and the power of technology, we do not have the power to overcome death.
- “Our country has the highest standard of living in human history and the greatest technological inventions. So, why do we have such high suicide and depression rates? That just proves humanity needs a Savior.” – Father Len
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