Reflections Along the Jesus Way

April 13, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“Author C.S. Lewis tells a story about a young boy’s first encounter with a pastoral religious authority.  At first, the pastor seems to be a warm, engaging personality – initially their discussion centers around fishing and bicycles.  But then, without warning, the pastor takes a terrifying mask with a long white beard off the wall of his office.  The pastor puts the mask on his face and tells the young boy, named John, he is now going to talk with him about God.  He then assured John that God is very kind, but if John doesn’t obey all the rules God will shut him up forever in a black hole full of snakes and scorpions (C.S. Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress). Religion provides lurid details about hell, and dogmatically insists God will condemn those who don’t measure up to eternal torture.”

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