I will be interviewing a church leader... Help Wanted.
Sometime within the next 9 weeks, I will be interviewing a church leader as a project that I am doing in a World Religions class. For the first half of this interview, I will ask basic questions about Christianity (What is it, how did it start, etc) and then I will make the second half a critical interview on it. I will inform him before the interview that I am an Atheist, and that I wish do to an interview that is critical of Christianity. Hopefully I'll find one that is up to the challenge.
Now I need help in both areas. I would like to ask the priest/reverend/child rapist/pastor/etc questions during the first half that are basic, yet rare. One's that would be original but not patronizing or condescending. Just neutral and interesting questions.
Many people are familiar with the stories in the Bible up until the Resurrection of Jesus. How did Christianity spread immediately after this event?
Understanding that one's religious beliefs are, in ways, as original as the person, what are the basic beliefs of an average Christian?
Many Christians that I have spoken to regard the Bible as a collection of mythical stories mixed with historical accounts, not to be taken as fact. Other Christians regard it as absolute, undeniable fact and truth. What is the Church's official take on Biblical accuracy?
During the second half of the interview, I will ask questions that are critical of Christianity. Again, this will be an INTERVIEW, not a debate. I will not sit there and pick apart every part of his answers. I will, though, ask follow-up questions when a contradiction is made or something.
If any of you have any questions that you want to know or think I should ask, please post them here. I will ask the church leader your questions during the interview. I need questions for both halves of the interview, so please post plenty of both!!!
ASK A PRIEST!!!!
I am collecting questions for the next couple of weeks. Do you have a question you'd like to ask a priest? Post it here: