Don’t worry: atheists are still going to hell.

Don’t worry: atheists are still going to hell. May 24, 2013

So Jose Bergoglio said he’d like to meet with atheists on the common ground of doing good.  The Vatican was quick to point out that because atheists can be kind doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of burning for all eternity.  You still need to believe a guy walked on water to be that good.

On Thursday, the Vatican issued an “explanatory note on the meaning to ‘salvation.’”

The Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, said that people who know about the Catholic church “cannot be saved” if they “refuse to enter her or remain in her.”

If the Vatican thinks that all the kindness and compassion in the world means less than believing a fantastic story for which there is no evidence that exceeds the category of “shitty”, then they’re not prepared to speak about doing good.  If they think even the nicest, most caring person who disbelieves in Jesus because they don’t think there’s enough evidence deserves to burn for all eternity, then the Catholic Church doesn’t even know what “good” is.

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