Monday, June 18, 2012

Nunsense


Sister Pat Farrell (wearing purple), president of the LCWR said that questioning doctrine should not be a bad thing.  She claims that this (not allowing questioning) is not a "healthy" thing for the Church and that questioning doctrine is not rebellion.

I can see where she is going with this, however, we should question doctrine only if we are trying to learn more about it.  Questioning can take 2 forms:


  • It can be a genuine search for knowledge and truth.
  • It can be an attempt to knock what's being questioned down and replace it with something else.  


We should strive for the first form of questioning.  As a former Atheist I had many many many questions - I still do.  However, my questions are my attempt to learn and grow more intellectually so that I can assimilate that into my spiritual growth.   I don't question to be a pain in the neck or to demand change.   This should never be the form of questioning we should take.

Sister Farrell should realize that the Church is not a democracy or a republic.  



Source:

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jun/18/nuns-leader-decries-church-environment-fear/

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