I once shocked the Rector of our Episcopal Church when I told him that I thought the Jewish people should be honored for helping crucify Jesus because they fulfilled “the prophecy” and, thus, allowed the resurrection to take place. A few days after that exchange we had coffee together and he told me that my position represented “sophisticated theological thinking”. In other words, questioning was a good thing. He was one of my favorite ministers and that conversation initiated a long and intellectually rewarding relationship.
A little open-minded discussion vis-a-vis religion goes a long, long way.