If we could step into a “Wayback” machine, or visit your local comic shop, I could show you some back issues of a comic series that Marvel Comics produced called, “What if…?” They took the idea and used it to twist around some of the Marvel Icons or well known moments in Marvel continuity (yes, there were ‘well known moments’ for true believers!). Things like “What if Spiderman had been Spidergirl…?” Or “What if Captain America was a Communist…?” They would present some alternate time line to what we knew.
So I’ve been thinking lately about a series of blogs, that would only work with reader participaion, on the theme of “What if…?” and focusing on the icons of the Church or the Church continuity.
Like, “What if the Church never developed paid leaders…?” Or “What if the Church never bought property…?” Or “What if the Church bought homes to live in the same neighbourhood together?”
I think we’re mostly afraid of a lot of “What if…?” questions because we’re afraid we would find answers that might look better than what we’ve got.