The gospel and religion are not synonyms. The things people preach and practice in religion can be crazy, even if they’re very interesting. Charles Stewart, the leader of a Florida religious sect, pressures followers to drink the mucus of giant African snails as part of the African religion Ifa Orisha. “I did not invent this,” Stewart told The Miami Herald. “It’s something that is part of our religion.”
I am so thankful I don’t have to ingest snail juice or do any other weird things to prove my worth to God.