I saw this floating around social media last night and hard to share. I scored a healthy 22. My favorite is definitely, “sin-friendly heresy teacher.” Because that’s what we do here, right? That’s what SBB is all about. My entire career is based upon it.
I’ve seen things like this before, as we all have. What struck me this time though was that people of this ilk always push hell as a threat. I would honestly like to ask one of them: Do they not understand that the threat of hell and damnation doesn’t mean anything to a person who doesn’t believe in it and/or has a different idea about the nature of heaven and hell than they do? Surely that must have occurred to somebody at some point.
It would be akin to me telling them that if they didn’t practice Wicca, the Threefold Law would bite them in their asses. That would sound just as crazy hoo-hoo to them as their concept of hell sounds to others.
From a sheer marketing standpoint, they need to tout a consequence about which non-believers would actually be concerned, like poverty. Maybe that’s where that schmaltzy “prosperity gospel” comes from. “Worship Jesus and you get a pair of Uggs, and you get a pair of Uggs, and you get a pair of Uggs…” I bet Dr. Teeth (Joel Osteen) and his kind have brought far more people into the fold that way, albeit at a depth of about a quarter inch.
How many sins did you get?