“Isn’t it odd? Christians created a theological scenario that placed the soul of every person at risk of eternal damnation. To counter that threat, we interpreted the life and death of Jesus in a particular way, then spent billions of dollars battling the threat we created. Wouldn’t it just be easier to stop perpetuating the scenario?
Perhaps the day might come when Christianity will reconsider its priorities, when preparing souls for an afterlife we have no proof exists fades in importance, and we can use the church’s energies to improve this life.”
– Philip Gulley, If the Church Were Christian (HarperOne, 2010) pp.183-184.
I shared the quote previously (albeit not in image form) some years ago