Church Trap

Church Trap September 7, 2013

Via Cris Campbell, I learned of the above image from Cory Doctorow. There are lots of things that one might say about it. But certainly all would agree that there are churches and other institutions which lure people in under false pretenses.

I would much prefer honesty. Rather than promising answers we cannot give, why not offer to be a place where questions can be explored openly and with the support of a community? Why do we so often think that offering that is not enough, and we have to snazz things up to lure people to come in? Why do so many instead offer a false sense of certainty that traps people who desperately need to be set free?

I resisted the temptation to try to insert Admiral Ackbar into the image…


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