La catequesis en la cultura contemporánea: La increencia y la indiferencia religiosa

Authored by Brian Pizzalato in Issue #31.1 of The Sower

En 2004, el Consejo Pontificio para la Cultura publicó, ¿Dónde está tu Dios? La fe cristiana ante increencia religiosa. Este documento trata primariamente con la increencia e indiferencia religiosa que tienen el secularismo como causa, y una nueva religiosidad subjetiva y emotiva como consecuencia. En este artículo exploraremos el problema de la increencia e indiferencia religiosa. En la siguiente edición de The Sower, trataremos esta nueva religiosidad religiosa.

El fenómeno de la increencia en la cultura actual es distinto del ateísmo militante, y de los regímenes ateos del pasado. Es diferente en el sentido en que ‘con frecuencia las personas no se vuelven ateas o no creyentes por propia elección, como conclusión de un trabajoso proceso, sino simplemente, porque «così fan tutti», porque es lo que hace todo el mundo.’ (¿Dónde está tu Dios? I.1).

El Consejo identifica varias causas de esta nueva forma de increencia e indiferencia religiosa.

La primera causa que se menciona es el incremento en el cientifismo, con su ‘visión del mundo sin referencia alguna a Dios…’(I.2.1). Observe bien, sin embargo, que el documento no menciona que el problema sea un incremento en la ciencia, sino en el cientifismo.

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