There was an article recently in newspapers across the country by Marc Gellman of the God Squad.
In this article a grandfather asks the following question:
Yesterday, my little grandson told me he was terrified of going to hell…. Are we stuck forever with this infernal dogma that scares little children, or are theologians talking of changes?
Marc Gellman babbles on with a three page long answer that says nothing. Here is the real answer.
To the Grandfather: You are not stuck. The thing you need to tell your grandson is that Hell, and Heaven, and God, are all imaginary. You are voluntarily teaching your grandson a mythology that is all completely made up like any other fairy tale. Simply stop teaching that mythology and your grandson’s fears all go away.
Those fears, and the “infernal dogma” as you call it, will go away for you as well when you recognize the simple truth that God is imaginary. He is as imaginary as Rudolf and Frosty. As soon as you recognize this simple fact, you are set free from the insanity and delusion of religion. And so is your grandson.
Why, Mr. Grandfather, should you reject religion? Look at the insanity inside Marc Gellman’s own mind and understand how harmful his delusion is. From the article:
There’s one big problem with hell talk. While we can all agree that Hitler went to hell, what about the good people who don’t accept Jesus as their savior? This theological dispute has divided Christians and non-Christians for 2,000 years. Christian theologians are still divided about whether good non-Christians can go to heaven, or whether their refusal to accept the “good news” (Gospel) of Jesus’ atoning death and resurrection damns them to hell.
As a fairly decent non-Christian, I clearly have a vested interest in this debate but I also have a calm attitude about it. Heaven and hell are not places, but mysteries — mysteries that will be cleared up only after we die. I’m ready to wait for that theological resolution.
For now, I’m happy to hug my grandson, Zeke, and my granddaughter, Daisy, and tell them that when terrors come, “Everything will be all right. I love you. Good night.” That may not be enough for heaven, but it’s enough for me now. I pray that it will be enough for them and for your dear grandson.
Marc Gellman voluntarily believes in a being who tortures people eternally. Look at this ridiculous sentence: “Christian theologians are still divided about whether good non-Christians can go to heaven, or whether their refusal to accept the “good news” (Gospel) of Jesus’ atoning death and resurrection damns them to hell.” Chistians believe in a being, and they do not know who and who is not damned to Hell? And Marc Gellman is hedging by invoking the idea of “Christian theologians.” All Christian evangelicals know the answer with complete, rock solid, 110% absolute certainty: Marc Gellman, as a Jew, is unquestionably going straight to hell to be tortured forever. So Marc Gellman voluntarily beleives in a torturer who will eternally torture him and his children and his grandchildren over something as trivial as a belief. Only an insane person would choose to support – neigh, worship – such a heinous monster.
Mr. Grandfather – please do the right thing. Abandon your delusion. Enter the world of sane, rational people. Accept the truth: God is imaginary. This video will help: