A few weeks ago I almost lost my faith to the teachings of prominent atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens notably.) and only recently I realized a large part of it was due to how securalized/un-Catholic I’ve been for so many years. As of now I continue to struggle with masturbation, putting others down, pride, lying about myself, swearing, indulging in violence (videogames) among many, many other sins so I can safely say I’m not a great Catholic.
However, another thing that troubles me is the spiritual state of my fellow classmates. Most, if not all, happily indulge themselves in things that go against the bible’s teachings, and before you point out that I haven’t really explained the full-extent of “the log in my eye”, I am simply hoping for prayers and tips to guide me to a more Catholic life and in turn help a classmate here and there to a more Catholic life (not that I’m great at that by default). God blessed me by helping me discover Catholic Answers, I am eager to see what else he will bless me with through this forum.