The Imprisonment of Self: How Atheism Became the Established Religion of the United States

The Imprisonment of Self: How Atheism Became the Established Religion of the United States

by Andrew Fitzpatrick
The Imprisonment of Self: How Atheism Became the Established Religion of the United States

The Imprisonment of Self: How Atheism Became the Established Religion of the United States

by Andrew Fitzpatrick



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Navigating the course of how mankind has used the gifts that God gave him, it became more evident that it only required a few people to cause pivotal changes in the high story that has resulted in man's journey away from the Living God. The irony is that many actions that led people away from God occurred in the name of seeking God.

For a great segment of the current population of the Living God's earth, many men no longer seek the Living God; they seek a god, or the gods. Some seek a single god, but limit that god's power to the limits of their own emotion or intellect. Their god can only give them what they think or believe they should be able to attain. However, their god can easily be blamed if what they envision for themselves does not come to fruition.

Some espouse that they have found God, but the Sacred Scriptures, God's revelation of Himself to mankind, are false; that men fabricated the Scriptures. These people claim that they have a great relationship with God and know Him well, without the benefit of God allowing them to know Him through the revelations contained in the Sacred Scriptures, in particular, the Gospels. They may or may not believe that Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the three Persons of the Living God, a reality that is difficult, if not impossible for human beings to grasp, much less understand.

Others evangelize according to the teachings of men who did not live at the time of Christ's ministry, but some fifteen hundred years later. One of those men altered the Scriptures to suit his own purposes. The followers of those men pick and choose the teachings they like, while disregarding the teachings they dislike. The formula used to decide whether doctrines are palatable usually results from decision of what can make their lives relaxed and harmonious to others and the world around them; what can be easily digested on an emotional level. Either they may attain salvation by their own proclamation, or God decided who would attain salvation before they were born. The people who accept the errors of the men who strayed from what Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles taught, generally believe that Jesus came to save them, personally, and that the Scriptures of their choosing were written to them, individually.

The predecessors of the "ease of God" segment of mankind carved a path for the modern men who say they seek tangible gods, or no god, while actually worshiping utopian conditions of society and secular institutions as gods. Those who chose their own religion, instead of the religion that the Living God gave to us through His Holy Apostles and His continued Real Presence on earth in the Holy Eucharist, have created a labyrinth of expediency that changes the placement of its walls by altering the acceptable norms of morality and society.

This writing is of their history and of the oblations to their gods, coupled with a metaphorical backstory of which the reader can determine the credence.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151300759
Publisher: Leonine Publishers
Publication date: 05/16/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 332
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Andrew “Jack” Fitzpatrick is a lifelong Catholic, a former United States Marine, and a homeschooling father of eight children. He grew up in the late 1960s and ‘70s, a time of great turmoil for the Church in the United States as the Second Vatican Council was implemented.

After having been raised in the Church and almost exclusively attending Catholic schools, Fitzpatrick left the Church for more than five years. He began the quest for understanding which would come to encompass every aspect of his life. The author’s quest led him back to understand the Catholic faith of his youth and how it applies to every moment of the lives we lead. His return to Holy Mother Church and the Sacraments was completed at the Easter Vigil in 1991. However, his quest was far from over.

With a natural love of history and an inquiring mind, Fitzpatrick has continued his quest for knowledge and understanding, guided by faith, in hope and with prayer, that it might lead to wisdom. He refers to the era he was raised in as “the catechetical abyss” and believes that the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" is a true gift to the world. He has handed on his love for the Church and history to his children by the way he teaches. It is these children who have been the primary drivers of this book as well as the catechetical program, "The Catholic Church in a Pagan World: History Repeats Itself."
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