One of the things that I’ve made a point to do it over the years is watch MSNBC in the morning.
This brings two advantages, first of all it gives me n insight on what the left’s message & theme of the day is, but it also makes me stronger in my point.
If my arguments are of any value, they can stand up to the left arguments, and not the left’s arguments as repeated or spun by my friends on the right, but the left’s arguments in their own words. (Much like my Bob Beckels on Da Magnificent Panel.
This is incidentally why the left is so adamant about keeping people from watching Fox news, they call it “Faux” news but they have actually created a “Faux” Fox in order to keep their own from hearing the right’s arguments in their own words
And that brings us to our secular humanist friends, who insists that Christians are simply ignorant people believing superstition.
One of the things I’ve noticed about such people in invariably will pull a verse, particularly from the old testament laws to hit Christians with. It’s a great straw man when people have no familiarity with scripture but anyone who has read Acts concerning St. Peter and the council of Jerusalem could answer that without pausing for breath.
That being the case it would behove our secular humanist friends to become familiar with scripture, after all how can you critique what you don’t understand, or haven’t heard in context. After all the scientific method involves actually studying things within their environment.
But where can they get such information and data in an organized way? That’s easy the Daily Catholic Mass.
The Daily Catholic mass is the perfect way to understand scripture and prayer and the belief in it. The prayers during the daily mass are crafted on a daily & organized basic, the same with the Eucharistic Prayers. They are uniform throughout the country (with the occasional optional feast day) because this is nationally set a priest can’t spin it based on your presence.
But most important for your study is the scripture cycle.
Unlike the Sunday mass which operates on a three year cycle, the Daily Mass operates on a two year one.
Year one are Old testament readings grouped to tell a specific story, usually over the course of a week. In Year two the 1st reading switches the the new testament letters. Each year you get the full Gospel.
The Daily mass runs about 20 minutes in a local parish with the occasional high mass on a feast day.
If you are a humanist, who wants to make an intelligent case against Christianity it would make sense to invest 30 minutes a day 5 days a week to attend the Daily Mass, see Christians in their natural habitat, listen to their prayers, hear the scripture readings in their context that shape their beliefs. Study them as they are, get the data needed to make your case against Christianity directly from the largest single denomination in the world.
Now is the perfect time because if you jump in at the start of July you’ll get half a year of old & half a year of new testament & the Gospels in full. Of course if you want to do the full two year cycle for better data, that makes sense too.
So take up my challenge humanists, spend a year (or two) attending daily mass at a local church, the time it will costs you is a single sitcom a day and if nothing else the scripture references will give you a perspective on what many things within history & western civilization is built on. See us as we are if you dare.
After all it’s the scientific thing to do.