David Hayward takes us on a visit to a Christian church:
My own experience is that questions aren’t welcomed and are actually considered dangerous. It’s okay to have questions, as long as you keep them to yourself. Once they escape your keyboard, your pen or your mouth, all havoc breaks loose. You will pay the consequences.
I think a lot of atheists have had similar experiences and that’s ultimately why they left their church. They got unsatisfactory answers or — even worse — no answers.One commenter on the site quotes a Christian friend of his:
“Questioning is fine, as long as it doesn’t lead you to change what you believe.”
Did any of you go to a church that actually welcomed critical questions (about what the pastor said, what the Bible says, etc)?
How did they answer them?