Why Questioning Your beliefs Can Be So Scary

Why Questioning Your beliefs Can Be So Scary

Questioning your religious and spiritual beliefs can be terrifying. It's not just like not believing in Santa or the Tooth Fairy or Unicorns. Our beliefs about God, etcetera, are deeply enmeshed with the meaning of life and our reason for living. 

Our beliefs mean everything to us. They are life itself and to question those means to question everything. That's what inspired this cartoon. Questions Can be Scary.

questioning your beliefs can be scary cartoon nakedpastor david hayward


Advice For Questioning Your Religious Beliefs 

Don't let others... or yourself!... shame you for feeling afraid. This is real! Talk with people every day who wrestle with this fear. It's real. I encourage people to let the questions come. Don't deflect them. Don't ignore them. Let them live with you. You'll get used to them and, maybe like me, you'll find peace of mind in spite of them... in fact, because of them!

If you'd like more support, I wrote a book,"Questions are the Answer" to help people through this journey. 

What Is Deconstruction?

I talk a lot about faith deconstruction in my art and writing. Deconstruction is the process by which people  rethink their faith or previously held beliefs. There is no end point for deconstruction. Your faith could get stronger or you could abandon it altogether. If you're questioning your beliefs I think you'll find healing in my religious deconstruction art.
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