First of all, I apologize for any grammar mistakes, as English is not my native language. You may ask me what I meant if something sounds weird.
Me and my agnostic exgirlfriend recently broke up, mostly because I intend to return being fully catholic, which lets down our old secular ways.
As I remember our old talks, she kinda wanted to believe in God, but as everyone else, she did not believe what she could not see, and specially the church for some reasons:
- She is leftist (but not some crazy university communist). She doesn’t like the mostly male hierarchy in Church, as she feels women don’t have enough importance there.
- She has that feeling the Church is way richer than it should be, that the buildings didn’t have to be that big and detailed.
- She definitely doesn’t like the way the Church expresses its “rules” as condemnations of sin, that life shouldn’t be this restricted.
She did try to join a bible studies group to understand religion in a “human” and historical way, but she didn’t stay because people were obviously trying to teach doctrine.
I was wondering if the Prof. Jordan Peterson series on the Bible could be acceptable as a way of kinda getting her to know the importance of Christianity and the Church. Or maybe, as he isn’t exactly christian, would this bring her to some distorted view?
I like the way he respects the meaning of the Church, but he doesn’t exactly talk in religious manner, but in human manner. And recently he tweeted an joke image of Jesus that I judge disrespectful, I don’t know why.