Speaking in reference to liturgical matters, St. Paul stated, "This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as ransom for all." 1 Timothy 2:1-8
If more people understood this balanced approach to the Truth of God's Mercy, and the the salvation which comes solely through Jesus Christ, more people would come to a freely chosen decision about Christianity and, more specifically, about Catholicism--which is the fullness of this faith in Jesus. But, sadly, this Truth is distorted, drowned out, and attacked by people who do not want Jesus, in His self-offering, in the midst of the American public.
So what do they do? They distort everything that St. Paul, and the Catholic Church, has stated.
And the Church, in unison with the saint, states that God, who 'is Love,' in the Mercy of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, 'wills everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.' Yet, to listen to 'scripture scholars' and 'historians' and the 'academia,' one would think that the Christian God was one big fat bigot. For those in the world who abhor Christian morality, topics such as Hell, and judgment, Sacrifice, and suffering, ritual, and superstition, are all that the Christian (particularly the Catholic) Jesus has to offer. For these shapers (rather than objective observers) of social perspective, the Love of the Lord who died for all men (and women), through such undeserved agony, and the grace which fills the world--in forgiveness and compassion and charity and virtue--is seemingly non-existent (even though centuries of saints, and uncountable hours, and dollars, of Catholic-Christian charity, have shaped the world for the better).
The Love of God, therefore, in the Word of God become man, suffering for our sins, is obfuscated in the murky waters of ahistorical fantasy, driven by anti-Christian, anti-Catholic, ideology.
Religious freedom, moreover, is not only a necessity of a just society, but the desire of the One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And true Christianity, and real Catholicism, preach exactly as St. Paul stated: "For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as ransom for all."
Subsequently, those who fear the positive ramifications of Christian evangelization, through the grace of God and the faith of the disciple, attack claims of One God and One Mediator as arrogant and disrespectful of other faiths. And these claims are backed by an all out effort by both pop culture and media, and non-believing academia, in discrediting the Divinity of Jesus Christ through the demolition of the authority of the Catholic Church and her most Sacred Scriptures. Many a man and a woman search all their life for the ultimate Truth, the ultimate purpose in their lives.
Don't you think they should have the real Jesus to consider?