They bark, therefore we ride

But Augustinian hell is not clearly taught in scripture! Not even close. More on that later.

But it does teach that God wants to torture the bulk of humanity forever for not loving him enough or not “accepting Christ” and other bad things. THAT is the slander!

Manuel, in retrospect, what is the actual meaning of “they bark, therefore we ride”?


  1. Primary meaning: Goethe’s, “the dogs would like to come with us. The echo of their barks proves that we are leaving them behind.”

  2. Secondary meaning: “We ride on, even though others bark against us and would like to stop us. But we won’t stop.” In Spanish, it’s usually used with this meaning.


Thank you!


“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8