[quote=MichaelLewis]A question for Catholics and soon-to-be Catholics only:
How certain are you that the central doctrines (defined as those which, if they were false, would demonstrate that the Church does not have the special, divinely granted authority it claims for itself) of the Catholic Church are true?
Are you talking about infallibility? She is infallible in faith and morals because she claims herself as the standard. That makes sense, but if you’re saying she is infallible in faith and morals because Christ gave Peter the keys, I’m highly skeptical.
I do not have a problem with others believing these things, though. When they try to “prove” these articles of faith with logic, that’s where I step in and have fun refuting them.
Oh yeah, why am I Catholic? I am a cradle Catholic and I love the Church. I have five children in Catholic school grades 1, 3, 7, 9, and 12, and one who just finished K-12. I play organ for Mass at two different churches, and am otherwise involved. It is my life. How can I love the Church without believing she is infallible? The same way I love my wife and children.