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I know many people who, if they'd just been given permission to question, search, and wander, would have eventually returned to the church because it respected their freedom. Instead, their personal journeys lead them away from the church permanently because they themselves respect their own freedom too much to submit again to arbitrary authority. Are you one of those? I am.
Apophatic theology is an attempt to describe That-Which-We-Call-God by what cannot be said of That-Which-We-Call-God.
I believed each person was a target for evangelism. We were to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples of everyone. None were exempt. Not one moment was free from the pressure to witness, to give a reason for the hope that was within me, and persuade others to believe what I believed. I thought this was motivated by love, concern for their eternal destiny, to rescue them from Hell. I cared about their souls. It was my duty to save them and bring them to church. They should be grateful! To believe I must convert someone to my beliefs...