from another conversation about getting away from doctrinally-driven faith:
The question is harder than it might sound: afterall, how many people seriously consider the difference between "the body of Christ" and what it is that we do on Sundays? What is the difference between God's call for humanity to join his body and the call of today's Chrisitianity to join its churches?
That's what this quest to find a place of no doctrine is about. It's about taking time to breathe, to turn inward for a while, breathe in God, retreat from the clanging gongs of church obligations and listen,
and then find ways to respond to that still quiet voice of God.
This quest is not about the cliched "stand for nothing fall for anything" silliness so often preached as justification for the hide-bound rigidity we so often subsitute for God's love.
It's a big scary thing, to sincerely seek the simplicity that Jesus claims as his message.