I'm sorry for saying what I think...
Ryan Church, baseball player for the Washington Nationals,
issued an apology
the other day for statements he made regarding Jews. Specifically, he mentioned that his ex-girlfriend, who was Jewish, was going to hell. And then he mentioned that all other Jews are going to hell also.
The way I see it, his apology has one of two motivations behind it:
Posted by mill1991 at September 22, 2005 9:45 AM
- Christianity really believes that everybody else is going to hell, and Church is only sorry that he said it out loud, rather than just thinking it. In this scenario, Church is sorry in the same way that you might be sorry if you meet someone with cancer and start talking about mortality rates. Sure, you're just speaking the truth, but it's kind of insensitive.
- Christianity doesn't really believe every other religion is going to hell. In this case, your best choice is to pick the religion that offers you the best benefit in your daily life, yet still gets you into heaven. There are a lot of factors to consider: How little money you can get away with donating, how much the rituals actually benefit you (for example, possible benefits of Buddhist meditation), how many good looking women attend their services, and most importantly, the minimal time committment. Regarding that last point, I always wondered what the fuck the Coptic people in Egypt and monks and shit are thinking. They pray for like 8 hours a day! And they're Christians just like all the lazy assholes in this country who go to church twice a year! And clearly all the extra prayer hasn't benefitted them in this world - those people are poor as shit!