God does not need PR people to maximize attendance in his church. He doesn't need preachers to frighten sinners into being good by telling stories about souls living in torment in Hell that the political church borrowed from the Greeks to use in keeping its members frightened into submission. Why are some who cherish "my religion" so afraid God is going to fall down on the job that they are willing to lie, intimidate and terrorize their fellow man into submission.
|© 2013 by Glenn Sackett|
More people should visit the beautiful outdoor places of the world such as the ones in the pictures that accompany this story. If you spend enough time in such places - the ones built by God - you find that the need to control everything melts away like mud in a hot soapy shower. When confronted by the majesty of God's creation, it becomes far more and more difficult to hem yourself into the small world of the sort that so many of us "religious" people create for ourselves. When we experience the breath-taking places God has made, we are lifted above our petty selves and as Isaiah said, "will....ride upon the high places of the Earth." If that's not enough to set your soul free, then you must be enjoying your chains more than I ever did.
|© 2010 by Glenn Sackett|
© 2013 by Tom King