Is it too late for me to become an atheist? Do I have sign somewhere?
Pope Francis has told us that all that is needed for atheists to get to heaven is to follow their own malformed consciences.
I really wish I knew this earlier. I would have avoided a lifetime of difficult Truths in favor of my conscience.
My old unformed conscience, it turns out, was fairly forgiving of many things. That seems much easier.
It may be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. But it is easier still for an atheist to get to heaven.
Of course, it is possible for an atheist to get to heaven but it would seem to me that it is immensely difficult without faith and sacrament. Generalizing it as in such a way will not be interpreted correctly by most.
The Pope makes it seem simple. How many atheists do you know that
think they follow their conscience? Why believe if that is sufficient?
It is like saying “All you need to do to get to the Hall of Fame is bat .500 over a 10 year career (while blind)”
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of jhe Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. No no, stay. Just kidding.”