Do atheists make the best Christians?  

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Do atheists make the best Christians?

On this blog we have long been admirers of Cardinal Blase Cupich, as he exemplifies one important principle:You don’t need to have intelligence, faith or theological insight to rise to the position of Prince of the Church (and possibly even Pope – wouldn’t that be fun?)

So we were impressed by his recent statement that some of the best Christians are atheists:

Cupich atheists

As is usual in Vatican circles these days, rejecting Christ’s teaching is the way to advancement. Clearly we should bin Matthew 33:37-38.

Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.

However, in Cupichianity, Love means never having to say “I believe you exist”; so we can skip this commandment (greatest and first? Ha!) and go straight onto the second about loving your neighbour – perhaps calling him a “witless worm”, or a “neurotic”, or even a “self-absorbed Promethean neo-Pelagian”, depending on your personal taste.

Cupich and glasses

“I can see lots of great Christians with my new glasses!”

Anyway, it’s a great relief to us all that you can go straight to Heaven – which doesn’t exist of course – by being “good” and “conducting yourself well”. Perhaps by working for three hours a week for charity? Choose a modern charity such the British Pregnancy Advisory Service – or Planned Parenthood if you are in the States.

In other news, Professor Massimo Faggioli has written a fascinating article for theCatholic Herald explaining that he identifies as an ice-cream salesman.

Accordingly, we are pleased to show you an exclusive photo of Professor Faggioli selling some theology to Cardinal Marx.

Chico and Groucho

“Now to understand Amoris Laetitia you need the code book, the breeder’s guide, and some Vatican II documents…”

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