Note: This is the third in a weekly Lenten series on Christianity and pop culture.
“This world is not my home.
I’m just a-passin’ through.
If you grew up in the South in the late 20th century, chances are you’ve heard this old hymn.
“The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,” the choir sang, “and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.”
It isn’t very joyful, is it? No wonder critics have called Christianity the opiate of the people.