American believers, then, need both clarity and humility about hell. Denying the reality of hell might suit modern tastes, but it doesn't stand up to the overwhelming weight of the Christian scriptures and historic tradition. But confidently asserting that bin Laden is now in hell also treats this fearsome, mysterious reality with far less sobriety than it warrants.
Emphasis mine, hee hee. Via Gawker, this is indeed amusing. On the other hand, though:
Treating fairy tales with sobriety: that's what makes USA Today the greatest newspaper in our planet's 6,000 year history.
Yeah, thank goodness it's just McPaper. It's not like prominent young intellectuals in serious news outlets would ever be given space to write about such... oh.