In a comment on his post about fading belief in Hell, Rod Dreher writes:
[W]e moderns want to say Hell does not exist because it does not fit our therapeutic ideas of what religion should be. But you cannot edit Hell out of Scripture, especially because Jesus spoke of it as real. If He had never done so, and if Scripture was silent on the reality of Hell, that would be one thing. I’m not saying, "Hooray, Hell exists!" by any means. If I happen to arrive in Heaven and discover that Hell doesn’t exist, or that Hell exists but no one but the Devil is in there, I will rejoice. My point is simply that loss of a belief in Hell is indicative of a shift of our way of thinking about religion from prophetic (calling us to turn from our sins) to therapeutic (telling us that we’re okay, no matter what we do).
It's amazing how quickly and easily a person can make such a big mess. ugh. I don't feel like cleaning today. Besides, I'm supposed to rest on Sunday.
Suffice it to say that Mr. Dreher shows that he is deeply misinformed about therapy. Moreover, a thorough reading of the post, along with Dreher's additional comments in the thread, strongly suggests that this is really about the fact that homosexuality gives him an unbearable case of schpilkas, and that he finds some relief in the notion of scaring gays and lesbians straight.
But as the awake among us know, the only thing achieved by scaring the daylights out of gay people is their destruction. I'll leave it to you, gentle reader, to wade through the distracting clutter to find the allusions to Dreher's underlying concerns.