Believe It… Or Not? An Issue Life Night On Atheism About This Life Night The chances are good that many of our teens have a friend or family member that identifies as an atheist or that face challenges about their beliefs in school regarding the existence of God. This Life Night answers those objections and empowers the teens to respond to objections with courage and charity. The Life Night begins with a fun icebreaker based on the game “Malarky” that will help lead into the teaching of the Life Night. The Proclaim teaching addresses certain objections teens might hear from our non-believing brothers and sisters. The Break is a small group discussion about where teens are in their faith. It also addresses any doubts teens may have about our faith. The Send provides a recap of the Life Night and challenges the teens to reflect on the words of the Nicene Creed. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to have an open, honest discussion about atheism. The Life Night focuses on answering the common objections that Catholics hear about the existence of God and equips the teens with tips on how to enter into a conversation with our non-believing brothers and sisters. Catechism # 159 # 2123 - 2126 YouCat # 5 # 23 # 41 - 42 # 357 Scripture Matthew 22:37 -40 Romans 1:20 1 Peter 3:15 Key Concepts Atheism broadly speaking, is the rejection of the belief in the existence of a deity or deities. Most people who identify as atheists will fall into two categories: (1) passive atheism, which holds someone simply ‘lacks’ a belief in God, and (2) active atheism, which seeks to actively disprove the belief in God. Proselytism is the attempt to evangelize to someone with the direct intention of converting them. Proselytism implies coercion to convert, so we want to avoid speaking to atheists with this mindset, and instead focus on evangelizing to them by being a living witness of our Faith. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.