Day #109: Gaudium Et Spes 19

“The root reason for human dignity lies in man’s call to communion with God.”

This simple yet profound idea kicks off today’s reflection on the dignity of the human person in the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

Article 19 takes a closer look at atheism.  The second paragraph does a good job of defining the many different ways the concept of “atheism” takes shape in our culture today.  And the third paragraph points out that atheists alone do not carry all the blame — “believers can have more than a little to do with the birth of atheism.”

No footnotes.

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