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2124. The name “atheism” covers many very different phenomena. One common form is the practical materialism which restricts its needs and aspirations to space and time. Atheistic humanism falsely considers man to be “an end to himself, and the sole maker, with supreme control, of his own history.”59Another form of contemporary atheism looks for the liberation of man through economic and social liberation. “It holds that religion, of its very nature, thwarts such emancipation by raising man’s hopes in a future life, thus both deceiving him and discouraging him from working for a better form of life on earth.”60


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

84. What is the meaning of the title “Lord”?

567. What times are more suitable for prayer?

30. Why is faith a personal act, and at the same time ecclesial?

551. What is “blessing”?

376. Can a moral conscience make erroneous judgments?

187. How do the Bishops exercise their function of governing?

34. What are the most ancient symbols (professions) of faith?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

What is the River of Life and the Tree of Life mentioned in Revelation 22:1-5 and what is their importance to the promise of eternal life?

What does the Bible say about the importance of honesty and integrity in Ecclesiasticus 20:1-11?

What can we learn from Edom’s pride described in Abdias 1:3?

What is the power of gratitude and how can we practice it in our daily lives, according to Psalm 100?

What lessons can we learn from Haman’s fall in Esther 7:7-8?

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?