When a God Requires Custodial Protection

When a god begins to require the custodial protection of those who worship him, he is no longer a god. He becomes an idol. May we all find the courage and wisdom to never make ignorance the aim of religion, nor idolatry the replacement for faith.

— Crystal St. Marie Lewis, “On Christian Fundamentalism’s Ongoing Effort to Win Custody of Jesus

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