Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists.
I don’t WANT to be redeemed through your Jesus. It’s your religion, NOT MINE. This is like the whole baptising after death thing.
You’re finding offense where there is none, in this case, my friend. The fact that the freaking Pope is outwardly and vocally acknowledging that atheists are capable of being good and respectable people even in the context of his religion is an enormous step in the right direction. This kind of acceptance is the literal opposite of what you’re implying. Post-mortem baptism is an act of forcing religion onto someone. On the precise contrary, this is entirely based around the total acceptance of the fact that some people are not religious and can still not only be objectively good people but be seen in that light by religious organizations.
It’s his religion, NOT YOURS, and he is publicly accepting that and declaring that your atheism does not make you a bad person.
There is no world in which this is a bad thing.
My good friend Emily has started a side blog in which (on which?) she responds to wrong people.
Emily attempts to objectively inform misguided or otherwise incorrect Tumblr users why they are misguided or otherwise incorrect.