Thursday, May 23, 2013
Pope Francis does it again
It's been gospel that if one does not accept Jesus Christ as their savior then they ain't going to heaven, period. Not so says the the new Pope. "He declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists." Being an atheist I'm sure I'm not going to heaven anyway, nor is anyone else. But it's nice to know that the Pope is not condemning me to hell just because I don't believe. And that I can still get into heaven by doing good works, regardless of my (lack of) belief. This is certainly a step in the right direction away from ethnocentric in-out group love-hate so typical of regressive Christianity. The more I hear about Francis the more I like him.