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  •  Very sad to read this (5+ / 0-)

    I know the type of church, and church people, of whom you speak.

    Problem is, study after study has shown that churches that ENCOURAGE questions, debate, and even doubt produce more mature members over the long term.

    There is a basic insecurity in the type of forced conformism practiced in some churches (both left and right). Our self-image is tied to the number of points where we are congruent with the majority position. Complete agreement == "I'm a good person."

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt AND the mug.

    Bruce in Louisville
    Visit me at brucemaples.com

    Follow me on Twitter: @brucewriter

    by bmaples on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 06:30:17 PM PDT

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