But what does “skeptical” mean? Let’s begin with a definition:
Skepticism refers to both a philosophical stance and an everyday attitude of doubting—but not necessarily denying—the truth of commonly held beliefs.
Skepticism is an attitude rather than a belief about something. It is what you might call the willing suspension of belief, and it requires us to apply reason to all ideas with which we are presented. You could probably sum up the skeptic’s position in two words: “PROVE IT” (emphasis added).
—The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Ethics
Unfortunately, “Christianity” represents a wide variety of beliefs. There is a lot for people like us to be skeptical about. It would be impossible for me to address every possible question or doubt you might have on this page.
I approach every discussion with a desire to learn and I welcome the opportunity to be wrong.
Here are some of the discussions I’ve been a part of:
- What is truth?
- Is there such a thing as absolute truth?
- Who or what is God?
- How did the universe become what it is?
- What about evolution?
- What is the Bible?
- Are all those Bible stories real?
- Is the Bible necessary?
- Who is Jesus?
- Is Jesus the only way?
- Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
- Is there something beyond this life?
- What and where is heaven?
- What and where is Hell?
- What is sin?
- Are sinners really “lost” and going to Hell?
- Are there hypocrites in the church?
I would love to chat with you about your skepticism and doubts about… anything and everything Christian.
You can contact me through this website, Facebook, email, or by phone.
Respectfully and Sincerely,
Pastor Ken Thompson
firstname.lastname@example.org (ymail not gmail)