My correspondent continues:
1) My emotional component of belief is gone. I am fully open to considering that all of my previous experiences were not god, but in fact post-occurrence causal inferences based on what I already believed to be true.
Does it have to be either/or? In a sacramental universe, God comes to us through human things.
- what is the Church’s best guess as to the time period in which the fall took place?
As far as I know, the Church attempts no answer to that question. It regard the fall as a fact of revelation, but is agnostic about when it happened and even about the specific historical circumstances. The catechism describes Genesis 3 as using “figurative language” to...READ MORE