Too often (here and IRL) I see people make the leap from a simple question, to persecution (which is isn't).
How, if you feel threatened by questioning, or being questioned- or, *gasp* someone NOT believing what you do, questioning you- can you ever actually learn what YOUR personal beliefs are... rather than regurgitating what you've been indoctrinated with.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
I questioned often and I wonder about what I believe often...but I still choose to believe because I want to. I do not persecute or try to push my beliefs on anyone else. Do I believe word for word the bible - NO, do I interpret it literally - NO, but I know in whom I believe, I'm comfortable in my beliefs and I am not swayed, although I will listen, to other and/or their beliefs.
Answer by meooma at 11:38 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:47 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 11:48 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
Martin Luther absolutely opposed such questioning because he felt it would lead to rejecting religion. I was raised Lutheran, but rejected his opposition to questioning and guess what? He was right. In questioning and searching for answers, I realized that I couldn't believe in what I was raised to believe in. It just doesn't make any sense to me, and I feel so much freer and genuine than I did when I blindly followed faith.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:04 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
I am sure of the way I think/feel and have no desire to change anyone's mind. I think faith is good for some people and why would I try to take that away. Now if someone wants to try to change my mind in an adversarial way, then game on.
Answer by ochsamom at 12:06 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by momto2boys973 at 12:08 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by MrsMWF at 12:25 PM on Jun. 12, 2011