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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:50 PM

10. Meh

The pope isn't a great influence in my life. I see his statement as a way to help his sheep navigate in an increasingly secular (or at least, more openly secular) world.

I can only imagine that if you do believe in hell, the thought that your friends and loved ones are going there because they aren't the same kind of believer as you must be truly upsetting and frightening. With what the pope said, it might make people feel less stressed out about everyone they know suffering for eternity.

It does sound pretty condescending, but I just keep remembering the message wasn't really for me.

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