Needless to repeat that I am an atheist. But if you, my readers who happen to be true believers who do sincerely believe that God is universal love, and generosity, please allow me to take this opportunity to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas with your family, relatives, friends, and neighbors. Please celebrate and celebrate big!
When I left Catholicism at the age of twelve, my late devoted Catholic mother, whom I love and respect the most in my life (present tense intended), was not “shocked”, surprised or angry at all. She never nagged me about this ever since despise all the “commotion” around the “tribe”. She just reminded me: “Remember son, You did not have to be a Catholic to practice the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy”
1) Feed the Hungry.
2) Give Drink to the Thirsty.
3) Clothe the Naked.
4) Shelter the Homeless.
5) Visit the Sick.
6) Ransom the Captive (Visit the Imprisoned).
7) Bury the Dead.
I left Catholicism but did never leave these works of mercy, without which, I believe, one cannot be a decent human being at all.