Offensive? Inflammatory? Incredibly wrong? All of the above?

No, I’m not talking about my new cologne. I’m talking about this image, which I posted on the Hellbound? Facebook page today:

So far it’s generated 41 likes, 25 shares and a whole lotta traffic. However, it also prompted some less than enthusiastic responses, with at least one person writing to say it was “incredibly wrong” of me to post it.

What do you think? Was I wrong to post this cartoon? (Oops, I did it again…)

If so, on what grounds? That it unfairly represents the Church’s traditional teaching on hell? If that’s the case, how does your theology of hell evade the inherently circular logic of this piece?



About Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller is an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has applied his craft to numerous documentaries, feature films and shorts. Recent projects include "The Chicken Manure Incident," "Hellbound?," "Drop Gun," "No Saints for Sinners," "spOILed," "Sex+Money," "With God On Our Side," "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," "After..." and the upcoming biopic "The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton." In addition to his work in film, Kevin has written, co-written and edited over 45 books. He lives in Kimberley, BC, Canada with his wife and four children.

  • Ann Webb

    Makes perfect sense to me. I like it.

  • Kathleen Bergin Green

    I think it represents the flawed dogma of the fundamental Church and that there is more Truth in your cartoon than in most Fundie teachings.

    Religion might be about reward & punishment but God (spirituality) is not.

    I find nothing untrue or offensive in this. Keep up the good work!

  • Brad

    My only objection would be in describing it as representing the ‘Church’s traditional view’ …

  • Curt Day

    What the above pic indicates is the true relationship between God and people. This can’t be exhaustively illustrated with our personal relationships because we have the creator and sustainer of all things on one hand and those who are completely dependent on God’s provision.

    But something else must be added, throughout the Bible, salvation starts with judgment on God’s enemies in order to remove sin from God’s people. In the Old Testament, those enemies are identified as groups of people who stood in the way of the nation of Israel. In the New Testament, the enemy was us because of our sin.