How can people ignore God?
Before answering that question, before stopping to read, take a deep breath and exhale. Good.
Catholicism and Protestantism (Christianity) are based on faith. A Christian is taught from the very beginning to have complete faith in the Holy Trinity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Regardless of what the secular (unholy) world claims, whatever the Church says is correct. It is a Christian’s sole goal to remain close to Jesus and God by denouncing secularism and wholly following His ways.
What are His ways? It’s simple. Love. Jesus taught us to love. Obey the Ten Commandments (believed to be given to Moses).
1. I am the Lord thy God. (God is above all)
2. Have no other gods besides Me. (no false idols)
3. Thou shalt not speak the name of the Lord in vain. (no “goddamits”)
4. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day (Sunday, day God rested after creating the world)
5. Honor thy mother and thy father (self- explanatory)
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. (sex outside of marriage)
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. (lie)
10. Thou shalt not covet. (envy)
Contrary to popular belief, Christians do NOT believe that all other religions are wrong. Speaking from experience (I went to a parochial school for nine years), students are taught to respect other religions and the people who believe in them. For example: On September 11, 2001, the attack of the World Trade Center was blamed on the Muslim religion by many; however, for days I learned the basics of Islam and that the event was done by Afghani radicals, NOT Muslims.
I have often been asked the question, “Why do you not stray from your faith?” I pose the reply, “Why should I?” Christianity is everything I believe in. Being brought up as a Catholic began my journey of faith, but I solidified the decision on my own. I’ve studied various other beliefs outside of Christianity (Wicca, Buddhism, Hinduism, Paganism, even Taoism), but it all comes back to the Catholic Church.
Another question some people have taken the liberty to ask me is, “Are you gonna try to save me?” The answer is simple: no. People have tried to save me– by conversion to a different splinter of Christianity! I’m Catholic. They insisted that Protestantism is the only right way.
So, I end answering the beginning question: How can people ignore God?
He’s there. He is in us. He is what created us. God is all-powerful, omnipotent, and He will be there when the rest of the world is not.