“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! "Father, the atheists?" Even the atheists. Everyone!...We must meet one another doing good. "But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!" But do good: we will meet one another there.”—Pope Francis, proclaiming that even non-believers will be redeemed by Christ, as long as they “do good” (not all Christians subscribe to this theory). source
A congressman tries to use the Bible to make a point. And completely fails.
2 Thessalonians 3:10: “For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.”
you know what i find kind of shitty?
mainstream christianity, islam, and judaism for the most part are pretty accepting of ANYONE who wants to convert to said religion and be a part of it. i mean, shit, there are terrorists who won’t kill soldiers they have hostage once they convert to islam. that’s pretty fucking accepting.
and yet i see a lot of people who follow eastern religions on here disparaging “outsiders” when they have legitimate beliefs that fall in with those religions. if you’re [insert race/ethnicity/etc] your beliefs in hinduism aren’t real. or if you make one mistake in your beliefs in buddhism you’re a stupid idiot “western” person or “oh my god how could you even follow taoism you aren’t east asian”.
as if anyone needs to pass your bullshit purity tests to follow what they believe to be the path to truth.
as an atheist who spends a fair share of time criticizing christianity and islam i find you just as despicable as your run of the mill bigoted christian or muslim.