Cognition comes first through reason. Reflection with faith enables one to recognize that someone/thing is beyond reason and so worthy under the help of God to pursue the ultimate truths of creation.
An interesting imaginative speculation. However, speculation based on general summarized opinions that seek to overthrow concrete evidence does not impress me. I find that the tried credentials of Christianity
As your comment, Charles, mentions Christians among pagans, That situation/circumstances woul warrant familiarity. If I were living in rural Norway or Jordan, I would learn something about Lutheranism
Your Protestant friends are being presumptuous. Judgment is God's, Who sees all, not man's. This reasonable principle is given in the First Book of Kings (16:7/DRV): "Nor do I judge according to the
This is going to be short answer as I have been busy. Purchase and read the book "Why Catholic's Can't Sing: The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste" by Thomas Day. This book will