Even Ronald Reagan changed his address from 666 to 668. This is pretty impressive given how much AIDS activists know Reagan hated acknowledging numbers.
In its proper historical context, an idea like Hell could actually make a lot of sense. The fact that it doesn’t is on the people who invented it.
With a few days left in 2020, I’m thinking about a man named Marafi who lived in New Guinea in the early 30s and apparently worshiped Satan. What else?
Through stories like the Satan myth, we can confront our own falliblity. If we don’t, then we condemn ourselves to the one true Hell: denialism.
Why did old world builders decorate their most holy buildings with gargoyles and other Satanic images of leering devils? Simply, because we love them.