What is the meaning of religion, specifically Christianity? I am thinking this through and trying to understand it better. Is it all about salvation, that is to say, is God just a fire insurance (clearly a reference to hell) salesman? Or is it all about the knowledge of him, the human condition, and that journey here and now? Should we, as Christians, fret more over the present world we live in, or the world to come and where we stand in relation to it?
I find it morally irresponsible to follow the “fire insurance” God. I’m not denying the reality of hell, but I certainly do not hold to st. augustine’s massa damnata.