Scott, actually you posed 2 questions and I was sharing my thoughts. I never addressed the second question which now reads:
[quote:186lkd4r]so how does someone who assents to a Church teaching, but their conscience is leading them towards dissent…. what do they do?[/quote:186lkd4r]
Pray, wrestle with it in your own mind, and don’t write about it. What will a man gain in trying to write about his “dissenting opinion”? What is he trying to accomplish? Is he trying to warn people? Is he trying to change the teaching of the church?
This is of course assuming your talking about doctrinal issues.