This is an abbreviated paragraph from a former college professor:
Nothing is good that has not been criticized continually. Some people are afraid of criticism. That fear may come from the assumption that criticism means opposition. It does not. Criticism leads to questioning. Questioning leads to answers. Answers lead to strengthening of belief, or correction of belief. What’s there to fear?
The professor was speaking about self-questioning, but we shouldn’t be afraid of others who question our beliefs; even those whose questions spring from opposition. When fundamentalist atheists lob accusations and criticisms, they often open the door to strengthening our faith. Their questions lead us to God’s Word and prayer for answers. As the professor asked: “What’s there to fear?”
What are your thoughts?