Today’s poll comes from a combination of suggestions from readers Fran and Rachel.
It can be a bit scary to put into words – especially searchable words that anyone can read – how we feel about issues like inequality in the Church. But I’m grateful that so many brave women and men choose to open themselves to new ideas and perspectives and share their concerns with others. Respectful, heart-widening, eye-opening dialogue on issues that affect us all in different and profound ways, is one of the most amazing products of blogs like this one and others.
Do you feel that your participation here is compatible with your status as a fully believing member (if you are one)? Do you believe that you can be open to new truth and faithful to old beliefs at the same time? How do you reconcile the discussions here with your level of engagement with the Church? Do you consider yourself active and believing, skeptical and in transition, or non-believing and distant from the Church?
And, if possible, tell us a bit about why you feel the way you do and whether or not the Church plays an active role in your attitude.