Reflection by Fr. Slowiak

Gilbert Keith Chesterton  (29 May 1874–14 June 1936) an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, literary and art critic, apologist and interesting person said for one to believe that there are only natural, scientifically explicable forces on the earth, without any divine interference or intervention—must lead to an uneasy life.   One really has to work full time at being an atheist, Chesterton wrote or said.  There are bound to be mysteries, inexplicable events, moments when one is not able to come up with a purely atheistic, utterly naturalistic explanation for phenomena.  Then what does one do but be “forced to doubt your doubt, to question your smug naturalism, to consider the possibility that there may indeed be a God and this God might not only exist, but also be actively engaged with us.”