Pro-life Catholic actress Patricia Heaton had an interesting exchange with an atheist on Twitter recently.
Heaton, star of ABC's "The Middle," often quotes scripture or inspirational Christian passages on her Twitter feed.
On May 4 Heaton tweeted this: "'You come to realize very soon, that prayer isn't something you do, it's something that God does that you're open to. And so the more you try to be open to God, surrendered to Him, His life flows into us in prayer.' A Carmelite Nun, Life in the Hidden Light."
Heaton, 60, received this reply from user John Sharp: "The idea of 'God' was a way of putting literally the fear of God into people to make them believe that if they didn’t do as they were told by their leaders bad things would happen. No God, No Fear, No Power. It’s obvious really."
"Maybe dig a little deeper," Heaton replied.
"Or maybe stop digging," Sharp shot back.
Heaton then offered a final suggestion: "Never stop digging."