Just now, to a promising young soul that has recently entered the seminary.
Several years ago a fellow flagged me down on the side of the road somewhere in Middle america, we had an exchange that we both found worthwhile.
After I shared and shared and shared he clearly was interested and receptive and glad with what I was sharing and he said, I'm a pastor.
I shared with him... my view of the church which is not very positive, I knew it wouldn't offend him and I thought I should share and it was clearly correct that I shared.
His response to me, seminary? Many of us call it the cemetery.
To my grief, but no longer to my surprise, I have never seen it be other than that. The killing field for the promising soul. Hugs. James