The Ultimate Catholic Q&A

Raphael, Transfiguration, 1516-1520

One of my long-term projects for Cruciform is an outline of sorts laying out the reasonable case for Catholicism. I’d like it to be in a flowchart format, but for the time being, it’ll have to be an outline. I’ve made this a Page that you can click on in the upper right as well.

Here’s the beginnings of the outline… feel free to add any questions in the comments.

  • 1. Do you believe there is a God?
    • What do you mean by “God”?
      • Great question! In short, by “God” I mean the Creator of the Universe spoken of in the Bible who is also the Uncaused Cause written about by the ancient Greek philosophers.
    •  Yes, I believe in that God.
      • Great, proceed to question 2.
    • No, I don’t believe that that God exists.
      • 1.1. Do you believe that any gods exist?
        • Yes, but not that one.
          • 1.1.1. Which gods do you believe in?
        • No, I don’t believe that any gods exist.
          • 1.1.2. Are you open to the possibility that God might exist?
            • No.
              • 1.1.2.1. Why not?
            • Yes, but I don’t believe that that God exists because…
              • there is no proof that that God exists
              • belief in God contradicts science
              • pain & suffering prove that that God doesn’t exist
  • 2. Do you believe that Jesus of Nazareth is God?
  • 3. Do you believe that Jesus founded the Catholic Church?
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2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Catholic Q&A”

  1. Another question could be “If you believe that God exists, then what kind of God do you believe in?” I know people who definitely call him God but they think of him as an energy, a white light, and not a person. Because God is who he is then he is all those things plus more. They want a God who isn’t too threatening to them. Who doesn’t meld into their affairs until they want him to. They don’t want a complicated God. It is huge to think of a being who can create every little thing and count the hair on our heads. Not only does God create everything but he sustains the whole thing as well. Nothing happens without his permission. The Higher Power kind of God is good but it doesn’t really say everything about him. Just one facet.

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