David Heleniak is a full-time attorney and part-time student. In 2004 he received his MA in Theological and Religious Studies from Drew University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Donna and their dog Daisy.
Pyrophobia, people's fear that they will go to hell if they do not believe propositions x, y and z, is a significant barrier to the use of reason that arose in European/American history. It was pervasive in Puritan times and it is pervasive today. No one wants a one-way ticket to hell, of course, but pyrophobia can nevertheless be overcome.
|Top of Page|