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Pope Francis Promises Redemption for ‘Good Atheists’

Source: examiner.com, Saturday May 25th 2013

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Pope Francis tells Christians the “Blood of Christ” promises redemption for everyone engaged in good works, including atheists.

"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."

"We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. 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."

Francis emphasized the importance of "doing good" as a principle that unites all humanity, saying “All people are called to do good and not evil.”

Francis argued that atheists should be seen as good people if they do good works.

Editors Note.....This is a set-up for a church the will embrace the whole world.