, I come from a Catholic family, and my brother claims to be agnostic. We grew up in the same household and it seems that he is taking a path of darkness, poor choice of friends that are in and out of jail, drinking and gambling even after earning his degree at the university. He lies and tells people what he wants to manipulate them to get what he wants. He has boasted this to me. He thinks he needs to get the world before it gets him. It’s really exhausting and draining to be around him, we live in the same household. I am not a model Catholic but I do what I can to try to live a good life and be kind to others.
He has no direction and I feel religion( at this point any Christian idea would be great) but he insists that its all a lie, a joke, I’m brainwashed. His ideas are that religion is the number one cause of wars and killings in history. He claims that its a joke that Adam and Eve come into play what about the dinosaurs? I tell him we believe that there is evolution, with the assistance of God. There was an Adam and Eve but there were also dinosaurs before this, again changing over time at the hand of God.the world is not a few thousand years old as he says we think. He says our mother is wrong and gays are not just confused straight people. They are delusional about themselves. I said wrong, they may have a legitimate chemical attraction to the same sex, but even the catechism is accepting and is acknowledging of homosexuals and says they can live a life like that of the priesthood (not to marry) and may live a life to serve God.
His ideas are so primitive, he grew up knowing the beauty of the church. Our grandmother was the leader of the family, and would set wonderful examples of how to be good and help others. She coordinated holidays, and they were a joy. she is my inspiration on how to live a good life and to love God. She had touched so many lives, and my goal is to do the same.
How can I help him? I don’t want to shove religion down his throat because binding really enjoy talking to him, but is there a resource for facts or misconceptions about the church? Any good books? I am open to ideas. I just want to correct his wrong views. If he wants to be Christian again then that’s another step another time. Help!