I’ve never understood the logic of some religious people who tell people that they have to believe the way their denomination does because their soul depends on it. They are expected to simply believe something that is huge, something that affects their soul for all eternity. Sometimes they threaten eternal punishment if they don’t comply, and especially if they question. There is often a lot of guilt tied up in religion.
I’m not going to buy a house or a car without reading the fine print. I’m not going to get married to someone I just met. If I’m not going to jump into those kinds of major commitments without careful study, then what is the logic of entering into an eternal commitment without questioning it?
It is precisely because I take my soul seriously that I question. I expect the same of everyone. I think any faith tradition that expects blind obedience really just wants you to be blind.