I remembered an interesting scenario that took place when I was a teenager; it was all about the time I attended a church service. There was an elderly gentleman in the pew who said aloud, “I would like to ask a question about God.” The priest ignored him and the gentleman repeated his question. The priest ignored him again and went along with his sermon.
Many of you might be thinking, “That was rather rude of the priest.”
But, what if the priest was afraid of granting the man his request, because he could of been placed in an odd position — a position where he was unable to answer the man’s question about God effectively?
Anyway, back in those days, Catholic priests never indulged anyone in asking them questions whenever they were preaching on the pulpit. They held an authoritarian demeanour and their sermons never deviated from the tradition style of the Catholic teaching. One was guaranteed to hear almost the same thing at the following Sunday mass; it was as though their sermons were scripted.
Now, I am all for open discussion. If a person is unable to comprehend the priest’s message, they should have every right to ask the priest to clarify his message. However, back then, nothing like that ever happened and I am guessing that if such a thing took place, it would have been misconstrued as a form of disrespect and insubordination.
The reality is: people will always have questions about the supreme being commonly known to most people as God.
And it is also clear to see why some people abandon their churches along with their religions and take up the quest of finding God/Goddess on their own.