He was talking about sin, and about how society didn’t want to hear about it anymore. He said, “‘Hell isn’t fashionable these days”, but he said it like he regretted it.
— Overheard in a bar
A few days ago, Tom Rees posted on a sweet little study that suggests people who are scared of one thing, tend to be scared of many things. Teach people to fear hell; they will end up fearing their own shadows.
But if that’s the case, then it might make you wonder about all those times you’ve heard someone complain no one gives a damn about hell anymore. Basically — if the study is accurate — those folks are complaining the rest of us aren’t living the fearful little lives they think we should be living.
Strange world, maybe.
I figure the odds are excellent that anyone who complains about a lack of hell in your life must be an authoritarian. What do you think? Good guess?