Why is it that so many Evangelicals have no desire to be curious? (and I know many are) Every day, I get emails or a blog comment from an Evangelical Christian wanting to “help” me find my way to Jesus. They are certain that they possess the requisite knowledge and skill to win me to Jesus. They are certain that if they just befriend me, quote the right verses, soothe my hurts, or understand my pain, I will fall on my knees and call on the name of Jesus.
I was in the Christian church for 50 years. I was a pastor for 25 of those years. I have a Bible college education. Surely, they understand that I am not an atheist out of ignorance? Of course not, and here is where their lack of curiosity gets them in trouble. They don’t know anything about me or this blog. Why? Because they did a Google/Bing/Yahoo search for a _________________ and their search brought them to a blog post of mine. They read the post and immediately decided that I am a poor wayfaring waif in need of Jesus.
When I get comments like this, I go to the logs and see what pages they read. Usually, they have read only the page the search brought them to. Their lack of curiosity (or laziness) leads them to make wild judgments about me and come to rash, ill-informed conclusions. If they would just read the About page or the My Journey page, they would be better informed about me and this blog.
Curiosity may kill the cat, but trust me Evangelicals, it won’t kill you.