Friday, 18 May 2018
A quick look at the history of religion will tell you that hell is not so much about the nature or the will of God as about earthly power.
Heaven and hell are the carrot and stick in our earthly religions.
And the carrot and stick approach is typical of institutionalized authority. It is the weapon of earthly kings and dictators.
Napoleon said that if the Catholic Church had not existed he would have to have invented it.
But my experience of God has taught me that God punishes no one. Therefore hell cannot exist.
How are we to cope with a religion that has no hell?
This is good news indeed!
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