Hmmmmm. Before there was the church, there was Israel. The idea of heaven and hell didn’t begin with church history. But lets not go there. I honestly believe that often times, human beings don’t want to believe that something just might be the ultimate reality. So to continue in our behaviors as well as traditions, we block it out or try to do away with the thought as goes against our lifestyle.
Or maybe this priest is just trying to find ways to justify his thoughts on the matter so that he could continue having sex with little boys.
My question to him would be how to do away with the thought about Satan if there is no Hell? And if there is no Hell, then what’s the need of a God?