Ohhh…. so *that’s* how God works:
David Hayward explains his comic:
Structures and those in authority use speech as a means of control. “We love you as you are” is bait to lure you in. “We love you too much to let you stay that way” is fear to make you conform. And “God never loved you to begin with” is a subtle theological excuse used by those in power to explain why you rejected their authority.
At what point can we all admit church leaders are just making this up as they go along?
God never loved you, but he never hated you, either. He has never thought about you. Ever. And that’s perfectly fine. You’re in charge of your life and you decide who gets affected by your actions. It’s a responsibility we all have to bear. Some people just can’t handle the thought that there’s no one “up there” watching over and guiding everything we do.