In case you couldn't tell from the blog title, I'm going to be talking about religion. That being said, time for a Tritico type disclaimer. I respect all of you and your beliefs, so if I in any way offend anyone with anything I write in this post or ever, please tell me.
Mrs. Q's discussion about Frazer's inclusion of Christianity in his assessment of religions got me thinking about the importance of questioning in Christianity. I am an Episcopalian, and, thus, a Christian. It is my personal belief that it is not blasphemous or a sign of weak faith to ask questions about Christianity. I do question the legitimacy of certain parts of the Bible. I don't take a lot of it literally. I believe that discussion and questions are not offensive but are actually means of strengthening one's faith and easing doubts.
In my experience, many of the people I know who refuse to question Church doctrine or biblical teachings are also those who either aren't well educated or who are very insecure in their own faith. I'm not criticizing those people or saying that everyone is like that, but I would really like to hear y'alls thoughts on the subject. Do you think questioning is a necessary part of strong faith or a detractor?