Book Review: “The Cruelty is the Point.”

This is not one of those books that you read to feel good. It’s not a book that you read to convince someone of something either. It’s a book to just highlight what is so blatantly obvious.

It’s kind of like what I’ve been learning about the Puritans as I’ve been reading more history about them — they were terrible people, intent on making as many people as miserable as they were, imposing a religious tyranny on others. They left England because they couldn’t impose their religious tyranny there and so they left and imposed it elsewhere, ensuring that no one…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.