I have to tell you all. I was planning on posting this yesterday. I’ll tell you why. Yesterday was the feast of St. Januarius in the Roman Catholic Church.
Allow me to explain. Every year, on the feast of St. Januarius, in a little chapel in Italy, St. Januarius’s blood liquefies. Or so the legend tells.
I was brought up in the Catholic church. And growing up, I have to tell you, there were many impressive miracles. The miracle at Lourdes. The miracle at Fatima. And many more. Believe me. Including the above mentioned, miracle of St. Januarius.
I have to admit. St. Januarius seems a little to just be a parlor trick. But supposedly there are many more.
As I have grown up, I have become more skeptical. Haven’t we all? But one thing remains. The Catholic church offers many so-called miracles, that supposedly defy ordinary explanation.
My question is simply this. If any one miracle could be proven, even just shown to be without easy explanation, would that be proof of God? Or maybe that is a bit too strong.
So let me put it this way. If you are an atheist. And if something the Catholic church offers as a miracle, could at least be proven to be without immediate explanation, would that be enough to make you question your staunchly held beliefs? I trust you can see what I am trying to posit.
I still believe in God. And I believe in being good. But as I get older, I find myself questioning what I once held true. So if you say “No” to the above question, I want you to know, I am not entirely against you. But still, there is a lot in this world that defies explanation. How do you deal with that, if you are atheist (for example)?
Thank you all in advance for your kindly (and civil) replies:).