Does theology create problems where there weren’t any?

"Worm Hands" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Worm Hands” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Does theology create problems where there weren’t any?


Like telling children they were born sinners and are therefore going to hell.

I also believe theology, if done well, creates solutions where there were problems.

Let’s do it well.


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4 Responses

  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    Hilarious ! Loved the stuffy-holy pastor collar!

    The passage reminds me of the Zen Buddhist Dharuma — poking out his own eyes (or eyelids) so as not to be distracted on his way to enlightenment.

    The religions that look down on the body, are a great danger.

    Here’s my post on Children burning in hell, where a Christian Mom blogger told me that my child would burn in hell.

    Christianity can be very horrible. “Scripture” has to be one of the worst valued categories in the world and theology should be cast out and the Buddha should be killed (a Zen Koan).

  2. Lutek says:

    Does theology create problems where there weren’t any? Of course. Theology itself is the problem. Rather than trying to philosophize, analyze and understand God, just look, listen and experience.

  3. Jarred H says:

    Personally, I’m trending toward the view that good theology is one that generates more questions than answers. It encourages and even compels us to continue to search, struggle, evaluate, and reevaluate.

  4. Sabio Lantz says:

    Theology is fiction.
    Yes, there is good fiction and bad fiction. But taking fiction seriously is always a mistake. And theologians inevitably take their fiction seriously and they want others to do the same.
    A mistaken endeavour altogether.