...is faith in God is reasonable.
Plenty of people view faith in an invisible “God in the sky” as a fairy
tale; something nice to think about but unscientific and improvable.
Others believe it’s real but it’s impossible to explain beyond “just
knowing”. Catholics believe that faith in an invisible God is perfectly
logical and is actually more reasonable than believing the universe is
mere random chance.
scientific principle is the Law of Motion. You learned it in grade
school; an object at rest stays at rest unless another object movies it.
A book on a shelf stays on the shelf unless my kids come along and
knock it off (and color in it and tear the pages out… you get the
point). We should be able to trace every movement back to one original
movement (call it the Big Bang if you’d like). The big question is:
what caused the first movement? If there was a time before stuff was
moving then what made stuff move?
You could say the same thing
about cause and effect. Everything that happens had a cause. What
caused the first effect? What caused something to happen when nothing
was happening? The physical universe has no answer.
logic tell us there has to be something outside of and greater than the
physical reality around us; otherwise the physical reality around us
simply couldn’t exist. Reason and logic tell us there must be “God”.
This is yet another reason Catholics believe that faith in God is