Should ex-atheist Zuckerberg now embrace Catholicism?
Christians have been crowing ever since Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg told the world on Christmas day that he was no longer an atheist and ‘I now believe religion is very important’.
Kathy Schiffer, of The National Catholic Register claimed that Zuckerberg has “embarked on a journey toward God” and immediately took an opportunity to nudge him towards Catholicism.
As Mark Zuckerberg is propelled forward in his search for truth, my prayer is that he will explore the Catholic faith which he experienced during his Vatican visit just a few months ago. There are so many great texts which he could read and then introduce to readers in his Facebook book club, but let me suggest just two: First there’s Patrick Madrid’s classic Why Be Catholic? Ten Answers to a Very Important Question, with a foreword by Cardinal Sean O’Malley.
And given Zuckerberg’s strong sense of social responsibility, perhaps he’d appreciate William Donohue’s Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Values Can Reshape Society in the Twenty-First Century.
William Donohue? The hateful President of the Catholic League whose practise of “social responsibility” consists entirely of fulminating against gays, transgender people, satire and anything else he regards as “anti-Catholic”?
Yes, the very same Bill Donohue.
Meanwhile, a number of media reports suggest that the reason that Zuckerberg has cast off his atheist mantle is because he intends entering the political arena, and, as everyone knows, almost half Americans simply won’t vote for for a non-believer, believing that atheists don’t share their vision of America.