I posted a thread in popular media looking for media to give my Godson who has declared himself an atheist. He is nineteen. He, until this year, has gone to Sunday Mass every week. He has some CCD at a liberal parish. I spent a couple of months working with him on catechism when he was 13, but I had to abandon it since I had so many demands with my young kids. His mom is in an invalid marriage, but still attends Mass.
One thing I’ve always done is try to give him Catholic resources like a Bible (a cartoon one, believe it or not), magazines, DVDs, audio sets. He has dyslexia, so he doesn’t read well. Also, he is not a deep thinker. I’d say his maturity is more like 14 or 15.
I was thinking of giving him *An Exorcist tells His Story * on audiotape to shake him up a little. But, I was discouraged by the posters on the media forum.
I’ve asked him why he has no belief, and he cannot articulate a reason. One thing he has said is that he figures there is so many religions–who is he to say who is right. Before you ask, I can’t really spend time with him–my brood and my dh’s erratic work schedule precludes it.
So giving him Catholic resources–waste of time? Ineffective? Bad idea? If not, what to give him?