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By Regis Martin, EWTN News, September 11, 2022
‘Atheism is not the knowledge that God does not exist,’ says Archbishop Sheen, ‘but only the wish that he did not, in order that one could sin without challenge.’
According to the self-styled experts, who like to remind the rest of us how little we know about the origins of the universe, for the longest time before the world began, there was nothing at all. And during all those endless eons of nothing, nothing at all happened to all that nothing. But, then, as if by magic, all that nothing suddenly burst into something, collating itself into countless self-replicating bits to produce life as we know it. What could be more obvious? And that the whole blooming process, moving from atoms to acorns to Adam, should take place without a single superintending Intelligence, either to jumpstart the story or, once begun, to sustain it along the way.
Welcome to Atheism 101, for which the only prerequisite for admission is a willing suspension of disbelief concerning the basic premise of the course, which is that behind all the matter of the universe, there is no Mind. Thus, there can never be any meaning abiding in matter, which leaves the poor pupil totally confused and bereft, untethered by a single truth save the following, which is that nothing will ever matter and that is why we must never mind. …