Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Christian sense

Some may be inclined to ridicule Christians because of being in this or that denomination, whether Catholic or any other Christian denomination, whatever that be.  Yet as the Latin proverb attests—contra factum non valet argumentum (translate as: you cannot argue against facts), which means we are to consider and picture respectfully the Christian believers who are so out of firm conviction based on reality and reason.  Why would so many, especially the Christian Saints and martyrs die for their faith in Christ if it were absurd or ridiculous?

            Besides, the lives of Jesus and the Saints are all attested to by facts, and the big bulk of the Christian populace have not been forced into accepting the Christian beliefs.  It has rather been born from reasonable conviction and mature motives.  While it is true there is such a thing as freedom of religion, it is also true to say: there is no such thing as a freedom of error or falsity.

            We all must honestly seek for the ‘truth that sets us free’ (Jn. 8:31-32).  Meaning to say, you are not free to strive for something which is nothing and is precisely what error and falsity is, being the opposite of truth and rightfulness, they are tantamount to nothing.  Isn’t the opposite of reality and truth, nothingness?

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