Georgi Georgiev (hipo)'s status on Wednesday, 18-Feb-15 08:28:28 UTC
Today is commemorial day of Allesandro Volta (who is considered to be the father of Electricity) and highly valued by scientiests all around the world for last 3 centuries. Allesandro was born on 18 February 1746 and died 5 March 1827 (aged 82). Because many modern scientiests argue against God and against the Church and maybe a lot would accuse Allesandro to being an atheists I considered worthy to include here his own answer to many accusations he had still in his time about his non-catholicism .... Volta's Religious Beliefs: Religious beliefs Volta was raised as a Catholic and for all of his life continued to maintain his belief. Because he was not ordained a clergyman as his family expected, he was sometimes accused of being irreligious and some people have speculated about his possible unbelief, stressing that "he did not join the Church", or that he virtually "ignored the church's call". Nevertheless, he cast out doubts in a declaration of faith in which he said: " I do not understand how anyone can doubt the sincerity and constancy of my attachment to the religion which I profess, the Roman, Catholic and Apostolic religion in which I was born and brought up, and of which I have always made confession, externally and internally... I have, indeed, and only too often, failed in the performance of those good works which are the mark of a Catholic Christian, and I have been guilty of many sins: but through the special mercy of God I have never, as far as I know, wavered in my faith. In this faith I recognise a pure gift of God, a supernatural grace ; but I have not neglected those human means which confirm belief, and overthrow the doubts which at times arise. I studied attentively the grounds and basis of religion, the works of apologists and assailants, the reasons for and against, and I can say that the result of such study is to clothe religion with such a degree of probability, even for the merely natural reason, that every spirit unperverted by sin and passion, every naturally noble spirit must love and accept it. May this confession which has been asked from me and which I willingly give, written and subscribed by my own hand, with authority to show it to whomsoever you will, for I am not ashamed of the Gospel, may it produce some good fruit."