Wednesday, March 23, 2011

hell cartoon

Nakedpastor has jumped the shark with his latest cartoon, literally hell.

Literal-Hell
What do you think he is saying here?

I'll take a couple of guesses:
  1. The scholars in the cartoon refer to Rob Bell types trying to re-imagine hell and this is confronting Bell for stirring up this distraction ... I doubt it.
  2. The scholars in the cartoon refer to Bell's detractors and this is confronting them for arguing against him while others suffer ... well that doesn't fit the facts. One data point would be the Southern Baptist Convention who very much teaches a literal hell with no options postmortem. They are world renowned for their relief efforts.
  3. Another option?

2 comments:

Geoff said...

Let me put a third option in for your consideration: perhaps he's saying that a whole lot of bluster amongst Christians about theological matters do little for people in Hell: whether before death or after it.

I'm not saying I'd agree with him on whether or not that's what's going on here, but I think that's the point he's trying to make, perhaps clumsily.

rick said...

Geoff - with emphasis on 'bluster', I would agree with your comment. Thanks.

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