question exclamations

question exclamations September 20, 2012

question exclamations cartoon drawing by nakedpastor david hayward

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  • Honestly, it’s the other way around at the church I pastor. We love and foster the questions and find the world is ready to give you all the answers. I have worked hard to make my congregation love the questions, and it can be done!

  • Gary

    Ironically…the average fundy will see this as a compliment rather than a challenge.

  • As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. I think your cartoon portrays the reality of organised religion very well. Organised religion likes to promote certainty, but spirituality accepts and embraces the beauty of mystery. I have come to realise that the topics on life, death and afterlife are a mystery in most parts, and our beliefs are ultimately personal and subjective.

  • I’m glad Candace. The last church I pastored was pretty good at that too. Until it decided to change its mind. But that’s when I left.

  • And if my congregation changes its mind, I will leave.

  • AL

    I saw this and I couldn’t help but respond with a resounding … YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!

  • Pat Pope

    Hmm…questions in the world abound and all some churches are doing is making proclamation after proclamation, with no real answers to what the world is asking.

  • Carol

    Ah, yes, dogmatic absolutism–one of the three most common reasons that the Church(es) are hemorraghing members.

    The other two are self-righteous judgmentalism and sectarian triumphalism.