"Who made you?But by the time I reached secondary school, Vatican II was in progress, enthusiastically embraced by the preist who taught me RE for the next 5 years. I never again saw that little catechism.
God made me."
"Why did God make you?
To know Him, to love Him, to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next."
There is a quaint view in some quarters that to be a Catholic requires that one suspend all powers of the intellect, and meekly agree to believe, and to live, exactly as one is told. This view I emphatically reject. One of the key parables in the Gospels is that of the 10 talents. We are taught that the Lord requires us to use all the talents we are given, for his greater glory and to further His reign on earth. Surely the intellect is one of the greatest talents He has bestowed on us? (Another is our sexuality, which should also be used - but that is another story.)