Faith or reason? Reason or faith?
This prompt (No. 998) asks me to invent a new religion that combines all of my philosophies and beliefs. “What is it called, how does it work, and who follows you into it?”
Would it be lazy for me to call it the Catholic Church and leave it at that? Or the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church? I don’t think so. And as I delve deeper and deeper into my Faith, I am drawn inexorably to the following two conclusions (among others):
- Christ has blessed me, individually, and humanity, collectively, with a beautiful, mysterious and profoundly simple Church; and
- While it is a uniquely rewarding endeavor to plumb the depths of Faith, the endeavor to create a religion that is truer to my philosophies and beliefs truly is “above my paygrade.“