Not literally from hell, but from hearing much about it:
‘This is but one example in the new lectionary of how the men who promised us “more scripture” [in the post-V2 lectionary] gave us less of its message.’ I hear you.
I came across my own example of editing the scriptures to preserve “niceness” at mass. The first reading for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time is 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13:
7Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. 8And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. 9 Why have you despised the word of the LORD, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 13 David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.”
Phew! David got lucky, huh? He admits that he’s sinned, and gets off scot-free! What a sweet, kind God we have!
But what was edited out? Verses 11-12 say, “11Thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun'”; and verse 14: ’14Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD, the child who is born to you shall die.”‘
What should we conclude? Were the editors of the post-V2 lectionary promoters of modernism as the linked article suggests? Maybe, maybe not. But if not, they seem at least to have thought that Catholics needed to be protected from God — or from his embarrassing lack of tact anyway. Back off, God! We don’t need that kind of language in our mass, thank you! You may be the Lord of Hosts who sends his avenging angel to wreak justice upon the earth, but OUR religion is one of sweetness and light, so you can check that stuff at the door, fella!