Monday, November 29, 2010

Mark Twain on Christianity and Hell


Mark Twain's autobiography was published this year, 100 years after his death (as he requested). He made this observation about Christianity and hell:

"There is one notable thing about our Christianity: bad, bloody, merciless, money-grabbing, and predatory. The invention of hell measured by our Christianity of today, bad as it is, hypocritical as it is, empty and hollow as it is, neither the deity nor his son is a Christian, nor qualified for that moderately high place. Ours is a terrible religion. The fleets of the world could swim in spacious comfort in the innocent blood it has spilled."

This reveals a sad history of some of Christianity and gross misunderstanding of the God we Christians worship.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, certainly neither The Son nor many others such as the Apostle Paul would be qualified to be a Southern Baptist Pastor or Deacon due to matters pertaining to marital status and alcohol.

poetbdk said...

Twain is said to be anti-christian because of quotes like you have posted however he devoted a decade of his life writing what he felt was his greatest work which was his biography about Saint Joan of Arc http://www.maidofheaven.com/joanofarc_mark_twain.asp
My personal opinion is that Twain was anti-established religion and the Catholic Church instead of anti Christian