Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Introducing: The 30 Questions Project Website

A few weeks ago I announced a project I've been working on: a concise, diverse, potent, accessible list of questions meant to challenge the beliefs of fundamentalist Christians. It started out with 40 questions, but after some feedback suggesting that this would be too daunting a trial for many Christians to undertake, I shortened it to 30 by taking out some questions and merging others together. It was a difficult, sometimes painful task, but I think the end result is stronger for it. So without further ado, here's the official 30 Questions Project website:
I used a neat little website-creator called Weebly to make it, and while the result is a little generic-looking, it's hopefully polished-looking enough to give it an air of professionalism. I would've liked to get a unique URL, but I didn't want to pony up $30–40 a year for a resource that may or may not get long-term usage.

The layout is pretty simple: homepage, questions list, general objections answered, online and book resources, FAQ and an about/contact page. But while the framework is done and a fairly solid draft of the questions are in place, I'm still hungry for feedback of any and all kinds. Specifically:
  • Any typos, unclear wording, etc.?
  • Any place where the tone is wrong—too aggressive, etc.?
  • Any design/aesthetic criticism of the site?
  • Any questions that seem weak or redundant?
  • Any important topics or powerful questions I've missed?
  • Any important atheism/Christianity resources I should add?
  • Any other major objections that should be answered?
  • Any other questions that should be in the FAQ?
I'm pretty satisfied with how things have gone thus far, but one of the best ways to improve is by gaining outside perspectives. If you have anything to say on the above subjects—or any sort of feedback at all, positive or negative—I want your input!

1 comment:

  1. Great questions! I would save some of the more philosophical questions in lieu of questions that challenge the bible. Canonicity was a huge factor in chipping away my roots. Also any way you can formulate a question that helps christians realize that their proof of "answered prayer" is nothing more than focusing on the hits and ignoring the misses, and that God never answers the hard supernatural prayer requests...only the coincidences. And, anything that questions the origins of christianity, how there arent any 1st century records of jesus, warring factions were vying for doctrinal power, etc