1 One of my serious issues with Islam is the prohibition of the adoption of children.
The concept that children belong to God is offensive to me. All of us belong to God and how we treat the most vulnerable says much about us. Orphaned and unwanted children belong in loving homes and there has been a Christian tradition of looking after unwanted Children for ages. I am deeply offended by what appears to be a disregard for the welfare of children.
2 Does how we treat our disabled and our orphans speak volumes about who we are as a people?
3 Is modesty passe in today's world where everyone toots their own horn. Is there a religious component in the concept of sportmanship and being a productive member of a team.
4 Are we hurting people with perpetual welfare checks. Is handing a subsistence check forever good for a persons soul? Is there a religious value to getting people work?
5 Does a sense of community still eminate from the Church? It seems that in the current era where people move from job to job and home to home that this has been diminished somewhat?
6 Is there a religious message in Thanksgiving? Do we often forget to be thankful for the things we have and the people around us?
7 Has religion become too touchy feely? Most of us believe in redemption and salvation. However has the emphasis on the consequences of our behavior been marginalized? We know that God loves the sinner and hates the sin. However, shouldn't we understand and accept the consequences of our behavioral lapses.
8 This one is a personal gripe but many people seem to have lost a sense of honor. There used to be a personal code of conduct that seems to have fallen by the wayside.
We have people who use the governments whistleblower sanctions to promote their own careers. In the old days the notion of snitching on a coworker for anything less than theft or serious misconduct was abhorent and people were shunned for this behavior. Nowdays I see people snitching about frivolous matters as a tool to damage the competition at work. Is honor passe or is it something that was illusionary?
9 Do you dread those large family gathering?
10 Do we control our own destinies?