Catholic by birth, Atheist by the grace of god!

I’m sure it’s already on a t-shirt or bumber sticker, but…

For some reason this phrase stuck in my head last night, and I have not been able to get it out yet, so I’m going to put it in your heads as well.

Catholic by birth, Atheist by the grace of god!

I’m sure it’s been said before (or something similar), so I’m not claiming it’s original, but I found the concept humerous…

[On a slightly unrelated note, normally i would have posted this as my facebook status, and not turned it into a blog post, but I hate the new FB interface, so I’m semi-boycotting it for the time being.]

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Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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3 Responses to Catholic by birth, Atheist by the grace of god!

  1. The effects of the Atonement, by which God forgave sinful humanity, are limited only to those whom, He has chosen. Natalie Atheist

  2. Walt says:

    Name another institution that has existed for over 2000-years. Jesus built his Church on Peter, the Rock. And stand it does. Non-Catholics need to remember that hell is no joke! Here are the traditions of men:

    1968-1970, Independent Charismatic Church, Former Denominational Pastors, all around the USA
    1914, Assemblies of God, Former Evangelical Pastors, Hot Springs, Ar.
    1908, Church of the Nazarene, Phineas F. Bresee, California
    1907, Church of God (Pentecostal), Ambrose J. Tomlinson, Cleveland, Tn.
    1901, Pentecostal Churches, Charles Parham & John Seymour, Topeka, Ka.
    1879, Christian Science Church, Mary Baker Eddy, Los Angeles
    1865, Salvation Army, William Booth, London
    1830, Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, New York
    1827, Church of Christ, Thomas & Alexander Campbell, Kentucky.
    1800, United Brethren Church, Philip Otterbein & Martin Boehm, Maryland
    1739, Methodist Episcopal Church, John & Charles Wesley, England
    1600, Congregational Church, Robert Brown, England
    1600, Baptist Church, John Smyth, England
    1560, Presbyterian Church, John Knox, Scotland
    1534, Anglican/Episcopal, Henry VIII, England
    1524, Lutheran Church, Martin Luther, Germany

  3. Rodibidably says:

    Natalie Atheist,
    🙂

    Walt,
    Are you claiming that the age of christianity makes it true?
    If this is the case, and I can name something that has existed for longer, would that invalidate christianity in your mind?
    If it would not invalidate christianity for you, then what it your point in mentioning the age of christianity?

    Also as, well to be kind I’ll call it interesting, as your list may be, I fail to see what purpose it has. You’ve listed a minute fraction of other christian denominations, but given no explanation for why, or what this list is supposed to mean.

    I understand you feel that your religion is true, but the 9/11 hijackers were just as sure that their version of islam was true (in fact I’d argue that their willingness to die for allah probably makes them a tad more devout than your average catholic).

    Perhaps it’s just me, but I am failing to see what point(s) you were trying to make with your post. Perhaps you could fill me in?

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