Brimstone: (n) sulphur
It’s rare to find brimstone without its friend, fire.
Over the years, they have become the universal threat to mankind for sinful doings and disobedience to deity.
There are churches which spend all their time talking about a hell filled with fire and brimstone. The premise is that we should take our seventy-two years of life and continue to be so frightened by the prospect of burning up and reeking of sulphur that we muster a nervous righteousness.
Of course, Earth has so many temptations and delicacies to offer that sometimes the searing of fire and the sniff of sulphur are not enough to keep the pilgrim progressing.
There has to be more.
So you can feel free to join in the debate about the existence of a hell with fire and brimstone, or whether ultimately, a loving God gives universal passes to everyone at the great amusement park in the sky–but in the meantime, a tremendous amount of life is going on around you which screams for your participation.
I found out a long time ago that there’s no government or religion that has anything against kindness, gentleness, good cheer and humility.
Might these four be the key to life on Earth and eternity post-Earth?
I find it difficult to have much concern about brimstone.
I am, on the other hand, seeking a comfortable and joyous way … to keep my nose to the grindstone.
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