[quote="crazydyl, post:8, topic:199601"]
Yes, but I am thinking along the lines of why would actually consider that there was more to life than living like an atheist? And why do we feel like we need God in the first place? And why do people suddenly convert to being a catholic after living as atheists?
On my journey to becoming a Catholic:
1) I wanted to do good.
2) I wondered why I should care? Is there a point in caring? Is there a point to us? Surely, if there is no point to us, like the way that most people behave, then why bother? Most peoples lives are based around themselves and they don't care for one another.
3) If we are in a world that is all about personal pleasure, then is there a point? Why form relationships? And why have children? Why be passionate? Life would be pointless and it wouldn't matter if you killed someone in this kind of mindset, would it? I mean, why care? If we don't respect each other and only care for ourselves, why care if someone dies? BASICALLY, there is no point in life and no point in being passionate without God, do we agree? Like if this was it and there was no God, then there would be no reason for me to love anyone or be passionate - I would just do whatever I wanted for my own ammusment.
4) I personally, couldn't cope with the midset of atheist people and I would have ended up in jail, so I turned to God by trying to make a Muslim woman happy, as I would see a reason and passion behind life with God in it. Do I believe in more than what we see infront of us? Seems pretty real to me with people that claim to have seen ghosts and so on.
5) Why Catholicisim over Islam? There seems to be a lot of logic and miracles that seem to point in this direction. There are also testimonies of Hell that people talk about after God brougth them back to life.
Without the belief in God, there is no reason to care or be passionate. What are people's foundations to be passionate if there is no God? What is love? In a dimension that exists purely on it's own and that is it, with people basing their lives on personal pleasure, there is no point in that for me to be passionate.
I have not done much with my life until recently, because I didn't have God as my foundation to be passionate or even care about anyone. So to form any kind of relationship with anyone I God in my life as the foundation of everything. Otherwise there is no point.
Is this just me being boring? Is this just my 'personality'? Why do I have to be a deep, passionate person?
Does it boil down to 'Why should I give a s*** about anything?' ;)
Crazydyl, I have actually chosen to become Catholic for reasons similar to why you chose to become Catholic. It sounds kind of pessimistic, but I came to the conclusion that if there is no God, if there is no way of knowing what Truth is, if this life is all about fulfilling personal gain or pleasure, then there is no point in living at all.
If God didn't exist and there wasn't a Heaven and a Hell, then it's like, what's the point in doing any good in this world if it is just going to amount to nothing in the end?
So I totally understand where you are coming from.
But most importantly for me, I truly desired to know Love. That's what ultimately led me to God. I had to believe that Real Love existed because it made me miserable to believe that this life was all about the "every man for himself" mentality. Love is what sustains my life. Or I should say, Love is Who sustains my life, for God is love.
I have my own personal reasons why I could never be Muslim. One of the big ones is that they don't consider Jesus to be God. If Jesus isn't God then there wasn't a point to His own suffering on the cross and the Christian faith is then rendered meaningless.