On CNN yesterday I saw a brief clip of a religious leader condemning certain people to the “burning fires of hell.” Rather disturbing.
Have you ever noticed how moralism in whatever form it comes has this knack of expressing cruelty under the banner and guise of a good and noble conscience. The supreme example being this concept of hell and the so called eternal punishment that goes with it. “O’ but they deserve it” it is said, when the belief is challenged.
I find it offensive and an affront to our sense of humanity, and so profoundly incompatible with the ethics of goodness and compassion.