I have a friend who I've known for a few years. Amazing guy, I really look up to him. Recently, though, he has revealed to me that he holds a lot of quite . . . unorthodox opinions. Upon further discussion, he revealed that really, he views his religion now as more a cultural connection than anything that he really, sincerely, literally believes as true. Now, to me, that's tragic in and of itself. But he further contends that there is a substantial amount of things in our Church's history that proves the Church can't be true. Hmmm. What do I do? I was a missionary, I've dealt with a myriad of false and true seeming quagmires in Church history, and I've always found a way to either explain it to the point where I was satisfied with the answer, or could tolerate, for the present what really are in essence, unanswerable questions. But he wants to show me a whole collection of things he's sure I'm not aware of. What do I do? I inherently distrust the merit of looking at things whose main purpose are not to uplift, motivate, and inspire... but rather, tear down. At the same time, though I don't want to, in his words, 'put my head in the sand'. I have a real problem with that.
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