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 Post subject: atheist at mass
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:07 pm 
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i brought my atheist boyfriend to mass. he says he's willing to go church on holidays. i know he's an unrepentant sinner and not really interested in religion but i brought him to church anyway. is this a good thing?


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 Post subject: Re: atheist at mass
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:36 pm 
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Yes. If he shows interest maybe suggest talking to a knowledgeable priest. Small things like this can be great ways to evangelize.

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 Post subject: Re: atheist at mass
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absolutely... and by all means, keep praying for him :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: atheist at mass
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Even atheists who have converted before had to start somewhere.


That said.. I recommend the "slow and steady wins the race" approach. A little goes a long way in the beginning, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: atheist at mass
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:23 pm 
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kpl2014 wrote:
i brought my atheist boyfriend to mass. he says he's willing to go church on holidays. i know he's an unrepentant sinner and not really interested in religion but i brought him to church anyway. is this a good thing?



That's how it began for me in my own conversion from atheism. I began going to Mass on holidays with my wife's relatives. I treated it as an academic exercise, I was an objective observer.

In time I began to become a participant.

By the very fact that he's open to going speaks volumes. Let him work the rest out in his own time.

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 Post subject: Re: atheist at mass
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:08 pm 
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kpl2014 wrote:
i brought my atheist boyfriend to mass. he says he's willing to go church on holidays. i know he's an unrepentant sinner and not really interested in religion but i brought him to church anyway. is this a good thing?


Leaving the past behind, press on to the high call...2 Corinthians 5:17

Well. The head usher who, himself had somewhat of a sketchy past, leaned over to me in church one Sunday and said " Id rather be here than the best jail in Oregon".

Your friend is making the right choices... encourage him.

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