Pope Francis announced this week in a sermon that good people go to heaven, even atheists!
“The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us. ‘But, Father, this is not Catholic! He cannot do good.’ Yes, he can… “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!”.. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”
Stephen Colbert who referred to himself “America’s most famous Catholic” and “the Pope of basic cable,” was ‘shocked’ by the Pope’s homily.
“What the flock?” he exclaimed, “Even atheists?!”
“Was all that time on his knees as an altar boy for nothing?” All the standing and sitting and kneeling every Sunday?”
“After busting my apse in the vineyard of the Lord, some godless good guy can just swoop in at the eleventh hour and get redeemed? I want a refund!”
Check out the hilarious video here: