What are your BANNED QUESTIONS about Christians?
I'm preparing the proposal for book 3 in the Banned Questions book series: BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIANS. Add your taboo, controversial questions (sincere and respectful, please) to this list, & vote for your favorites. Yours might make it in the book!
Can you be GLBTQ and be a Christian? A minister?
More and more denominations and christian communities are welcoming GLBTQ people, as well as Ordaining GLBTQ as ministers. Is this really possible?
What is Prosperity Gospel? Where did it come from?
Preachers like Joel Osteen preach about Jesus wanting us to be rich. Where does this belief come from? Wasn't Jesus poor? Didn't he tell rich people to give everything away?
Historically Christians feel compelled to make Jesus look and dress like they do. Why? Do Christians do anything simliar today?
Some Christians believe the bible is without error and the only real authority for living, but they ignore parts of the old and new testament. Why hold on to 6 verses on homosexuality but ignore books and chapters about slavery?
Do Christians not believe in science?
Do all Christians not believe in science? Can a scientist be a Christian? Have there been famous scientists that were Christians?
Why are my non-Christian friends kinder?
In too many instances, the most gracious, gentle, peaceful, thoughtful, patient, kind, generous and steadfast people in my life have been non-Christians, while the most judgmental, mean-spirited, greedy, superficial, intolerant and war-mongering folks have been Christians. This is not always the case. But too consistent to be the exception: Christianity is not breeding the sorts of people it claims to be, and "the world" seems to be responding by turning out secular people who are actually more like Jesus. What's the deal?!
Why so many different names for leaders of church
Why are there so many different names for people who lead churches? Is it "pastor", "priest", "father", "bishop", "brother", "Reverend", "sister", 'mother" Is one better than the other? Which one is "correct" (if any)?
Do Christians follow Christ or Paul?
Some Christians quote the writings of Paul more than the teachings of Christ. How do you balance what was written and attributed to Christ and the writings of Paul contained in the letters in the NT?
Do all Christians think Jesus died for their sins?
Do all Christians believe Jesus died for their sins? Why or why not? And if not, what do they believe about why Jesus died?
Why do Christians treat one another so poorly?
Over the centuries, Christians sometimes treated those who disagree with them very poorly, including other Christians. For example, several European countries fought bloody & violent wars in the 1500s and 1600s just so one form of Christianity would have dominance over another. Does it still happen? Why?