Devoted to theological and exegetical discussion
Google searches that land on my blog are sometimes a little frightening. Literally everyday people feel compelled to search for ‘proof of hell’, ‘picture of hell’, ‘visions of hell’ or some such variation. My posts on hell have thus ended up among the most well read on my blog, which makes me wonder about many things. The sanity of Homo sapiens, being one.
What is more, I’m quite sure that those who land on my blog aren’t finding what they were looking for. Someone types in ‘please show me real visions of hell and demons’ into Google, and they land on my shameless piss taking.
It seems the most popular remain the ever so slightly ironic ‘Existence of hell proved’, parts one and two, and ‘Hades discovered under the sea’. Packed with top-notch academic discussion every time, of course ...
No, not my posts on Küng, not my reflections on the exegetical problems of this or that passage in the Corinthians correspondence, not anything that is the fruit of learning or study. But talk about a visionary who sees rodgering demons with hot pokers, and people read it.
UPDATE: Looking at the Google searches again, another popular hit has been this post. Of course, it’s another rigorous, scholarly and penetrating analysis, worthy of its popularity, filled with power insights such as ‘Of course, more syllables is a step in the right direction’. *End bitter sarcasm mode*