Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On Doubt or "Why I Don't Feel Safe in Church"

This is a short one, because I don't want to come off as a cranky old curmudgeon, but be warned, it is a rant.

//Rant Initiated

It's not because I doubt that I don't feel safe in church, it's because I fear how the church will react to my sincere doubt and honest questioning.

I have been called a skeptic, cynic, heretic, rabblerouser (my personal favorite) and all kinds of other names.  I have been asked to leave churches, asked to keep quiet, and more often than not, censored myself in "church settings" and around "church people."  I have lost friends.  I have alienated others and been alienated by yet others.

All for the "sin" of doubt.
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