Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers explains why he rejects Christianity by questioning the morality of a god who would send people to Hell.
Recently Rodgers sat down with girlfriend Danica Patrick for an interview on her Pretty Intense podcast. During the interview Rodgers noted that religious superstition “can be a crutch,” adding that Christianity is “something that people have to have to make themselves feel better.” Rodgers also noted that Christianity is a problematic “binarying system” explaining:
It’s saved and unsaved, it’s heaven and hell. It’s enlightened and heathen. It’s holy and righteous, and sinner and filthy. And I think that makes a lot of people feel better about themselves – you know, I got Jesus and you know I’m saved and I’m going to heaven.
Discussing his rejection of Christianity Rodgers declared:
I don’t know how you can believe in a god who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell. Like what type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn most of his beautiful creation to a fiery hell?
Rodgers is correct. Christianity is ultimately an incoherent and morally reprehensible world view, yet it does offer the weak and feeble minded some comfort.
Any rational person who has experienced the smug and self-righteous Chrsitian explaining how they are “saved” understands the perverse and delusional thinking required to embrace the Christian superstition, and the medicating effect that superstition has for the gullible and weak minded believer.
American Quarterback & Superbowl winner Aaron Rodgers has left Christianity.
“I don’t know how you can believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell”.
Fact: All religions who have a “hell” have it of course to scare people to follow the religion.
— The Caring Atheist (@Caring_Atheist) January 21, 2020
As for Rodgers, this is not the first time he has publicly questioned the supposed merits of Christianity. Previously, in a 2017 interview with ESPN the Magazine, Rodgers said:
I remember asking a question as a young person about somebody in a remote rainforest because the words that I got were: ‘If you don’t confess your sins, then you’re going to hell.’ and I said, ‘What about the people who don’t have a Bible readily accessible?
I think in people’s lives who grew up in some sort of organized religion, there really comes a time when you start to question things more.
Bottom line: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rejects Christianity and questions the morality of a god who would send people to Hell.