Indulgences Are Still for Sale

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Indulgences Are Still for Sale

Date Published: 13 April 2021
Author: Scott Gustafson


Scott Gustafson reflects on recent events in the US and how the idea of Indulgences still enable theologically justified hostility today…
While the medieval ages may be over, linking salvation, duty, and honor with a legitimization of hostility in the name of God is not. Hostile actions take the form of discrimination, verbal attacks, contemptuous speech, and slanderous social media. Intimidation is justified by slick preachers who erect scaffolds of misinterpretations of Jesus and the money-changers, Phineas or David’s military campaigns to issue apocalyptic fear and justify hostility.