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.