If you pay any attention to football, then you know Aaron Rodgers is both an amazing quarterback and intelligent guy. (He was a winner on Celebrity Jeopardy, too.)
About a month ago, he gave an interview to Danica Patrick for her “Pretty Intense” podcast and opened up about his religious skepticism.
He spoke about joining a Christian group when he was younger, even going on memorable missionary trips, but his priorities changed once he got to college. He also learned about other religions, and realized a lot of religious claims are equally absurd.
Then there’s this:
… I don’t know how you can believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet, you know, to a fiery hell. Like, what type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn most of his beautiful creation to a fiery hell at the end of all this?
Fair question. Not an unusual one either. The concept of Hell has created many an atheist and led to countless seminary discussions. But Rodgers’ comments seem to have struck a chord, especially given the religious nature of football.
If religion has anything to do with the rift, just have another to what he said in that interview. None of it is controversial. None of it is offensive. The points he brings up are legitimate even if people think there are answers to them.
How many families have been torn apart just because someone dared to question a sacred cow?
(Thanks to everyone for the link)