No Questions Allowed!

"No Questions Allowed" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
“No Questions Allowed” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward


I wrote a book on this issue, with words and pictures, Questions are the Answer. I’m passionate about it.

Let me quote Rainer Maria Rilke here:

“… I would like to beg you dear Sire, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

I believe this because I’ve experienced it. As Rilke says, I’ve lived into it.

The terrible fear of questions as turned into a deep reverence for them.

And it can for you too!

(***Question along with us at The Lasting Supper.)


4 Replies to “No Questions Allowed!”

  1. Great cartoon, David! You certainly speak truth with this on!.

    Occasionally I engage online religious blog comment sections with questions. The responses are very telling. Most often, when someone challenges a standing tenant of the faith with a question, all hell breaks loose. Keep speaking truth to power.

  2. I love questions because they are the only way to get answers. But I’m now much more comfortable with a three word answer: “I don’t know.” I recognize that our limited human minds can’t always know everything, but that doesn’t mean I stop asking questions. Maybe we’ll figure it out someday, or maybe not. Either is okay with me.

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