Thursday, January 30, 2014
Number One Hundred and Three
Hell was invented by priests to earn power over the flock. The devil is no more real than dragons or gargoyles. Yet while Dante's mythical inferno was scaring Christians back to church, the spiritual disease that makes hell on earth was a runaway plague in Europe. That disease is the belief in good and evil. It is the dense and heavy fabric of judgment, separating souls from each other. And locking them in a prison of anger, contempt, and violence. Judgment dehumanizes; strips souls of beauty and worth. Right-wrong, worthy-unworthy -- each judgment is a brick in the walls of our own self-made Hades.