Okay, in the recent evolution thread, one poster noted that if evolution was ever made dogma (won’t happen, I’m sure–but still), he would leave the Church. So, since then, the question has been playing on my mind: Is there anything that could ever make me leave the Church?
In college, I briefly flirted with leaving the Church because of bad catechesis, especially dealing evolution, ironically enough. Thankfully, the Holy Ghost helped show me that God, in his infinite wisdom, could create his world however He wanted to. I found evolution to be an elegant way of doing so.
I’ve also been in situations in which I thought I understood the Church’s teachings on certain subjects, only to find that I thought the teachings were ludicrous, again giving rise to a temptation to leave. I thank God for once again setting me straight and showing me that I never had a good understanding of those topics to start with.
At this point, I can’t imagine what would make me leave the Church. Given my own history of presumption followed by gentle correction from above, I don’t believe that I would ever have enough arrogance to claim that I could “out-think” Rome. I don’t think I could ever even consider leaving.