Well I don't know about so many Catholics turning to atheism., most Catholics I've known all around me are still "faithful" in their belief that God has come in the flesh and died for their sins. Of course, there is those Catholics that fall prey to JW's, since that is who they (JW's) target the most., but other than those, I do believe that most Catholics stay firm in their belittled faith that they have.Starhunter wrote:No wonder so many Catholics turn to atheism, there is no substance to it, but floating fissures of a ghost land. And you have to be dead ?! I do not want to belittle the connection with GOD as you said.
But why is so much written about heaven? because God knows that this world is not always a nice place. Colossians 3:2,Set your mind on the things above and not on the things of earth.
There is absolutely no point in the resurrection if you can ghost it. Note that if we are lucky enough to be alive when that resurrection takes place, you and I don't die, but are given immortality and taken to heaven. I Thessalonians 4:13-18.
We must have a body in heaven otherwise when we eat the food will fall straight through. Luke 24:36-43.
A restoration of man and the entire earth is in God's plans, and this place is real isn't it?
Not only that but God wants to move house to earth, to be on our planet. heaven is not ether but solid, its foundations are sapphires. Isaiah 54:11
And as to the resurrection, without going into the rapture, armageddon and all of that, i do believe all Catholics believe that they will be resurrected and taken to heaven.
The restoration of man and earth, as well as all things, are also all within what a Catholic believes, otherwise why would they place their hope in the "above" just like everyone else in the Christian world?
And if the body is to be solely in heaven, then why were we put here on earth in an earthly paradise to begin with?