Friday, March 18, 2011

Servants' Entrance at the Rear

This is an interesting interview with Robert Putnam and David Campbell. I laughed at this part, though:

We found a very high level of tolerance and open-mindedness across religious lines. Americans overwhelmingly believe that people of other religions can go to heaven, and that doesn’t mean just Methodists saying that a few Lutherans are going to make it into heaven. Large numbers, the majority even, of evangelical Protestants say that non-Christians can go to heaven if they’re a good person.

Well, golly, that sure is generous of them, especially since they're risking the wrath of their cult leader with their inconsistency. It almost makes me regret having to tell them that there's no such thing as an afterlife.