More than not, I am mostly around--in a traditional sense--conservative Christians. Some of them are fundamentalists and some attempt to be wooden literalists (though, with a few questions, this falls through). One thing I've noticed, though, is that a number of people seem afraid of questions. 1. They are afraid that if they ask them, it makes them seem less pious and faithful, and 2. If they don't ask them, they are not questioning God and the Scriptures and so, again, they look poius and faithful. I have a lot of trouble with this mindset and approach!!! I call it omniquivocance (did I just coin a word?): the avoidance of all tough questions and theological/Scriptural issues.
I really try to encourage people to ask hard questions. I attempt to motivate them to think about and answer questions too. It is my belief that within the gathering of the Church, no question is out-of-bounds. If people can't ask questions in the Church then where can they? It is also my belief that no question is threatening to God. He is big enough for any and all of our questions. So, questioning is a good thing as far as I see it. Just as well, avoiding questions, skirting important Scriptural and theological issues is a bad thing; equivocating is never fruitful.
I do not take the postmodern view that "it is all about the question" but rather, that questions are important. I believe that sound answers are important too. I guess I just wrote this post because it has been on my mind lately. Do you have any thoughts on this subject?