Catholic university engages atheism head-on

Jan 25, 2013 | Posted by: NightSerf | Full story: www.religionnews.com

Talk about an unlikely course in an unlikely place.

The main chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College at the University of Toronto is adorned with stained glass windows, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course, which meets every Wednesday afternoon, is on atheism. Or more precisely, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”

It’s an attempt, says the Rev. Scott Lewis, for people of faith to understand and come to terms with the increasingly muscular secularism and atheism that has arisen in Western societies over the past generation.
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Jan 25, 2013
 
Another article on the Catholic response to atheism: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen...

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Jan 25, 2013
 
I remember that it was just a year ago that the Nazi in the fabulously adorned smock wanted to reach out to non-believers.

Vatican To Reach Out To Atheists

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/vati...

I guess it was just another catlick failure.
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Any gay priests in?

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Jan 29, 2013
 
Hitler worked CLOSELY with Pope Pius in converting Germanic society and supporting the church. The Church absorbed Nazi ideals and preached them as part of their sermons in turn Hitler placed Catholic teachings in public education. This photo depicts Hitler with Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo, the papal nuncio in Berlin
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Jan 29, 2013
 
"Atheism “has become militant, aggressive and proselytizing,” said Lewis"
Atheism isn't becoming anything except more common as religion declines. That's all.

The Catholic Church isn't 'confronting atheism head-on', it is simply that Catholicism is essentially sectarian nonsense based on superstitions like the three-for-one god offer.

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