Something I’ve noticed about churchyxtians, especially the pastors. If you ask them, “Are you at least willing to concede that you might possibly be wrong about some of your beliefs or doctrines?” they will usually — and grudgingly — say “Yes.”
But then if you say, “Okay, name one or two doctrines that you might possibly hold in error,” you will receive a blank look and either a stammering nowheresville response, or simply a termination of the conversation.
Like so many other areas of churchianity, this is one in which one must pay attention to what a person does, not what he says. Because the good pew-parker will almost always claim certain respectable and safe positions while demonstrating that he doesn’t really believe them. “Yes, I could possibly be wrong about some things (but I know I’m not). Yes, I do believe all the races are exactly equal except for skin coloring (but I live in a white neighborhood and would have a nervous breakdown if forced to live among the vibrant peoples I’m always droning about when other churchians are present).
So if you still attend church, why not this Sunday approach the pastor or one of the officers and ask him, “Are you at least willing to concede that you might possibly be wrong about some of your beliefs or doctrines?” And be sure to follow up with, “Okay, name one or two doctrines that you might possibly hold in error,” I’d love to hear a description of his response.