I don’t understand the frenzy here. The issue isn’t whether all mankind is “redeemed” by Christ’s death; it’s whether or not individuals choose to take advantage of it. The Pope didn’t imply that all men, including atheists, would get to heaven, merely that they were certainly eligible. I think back to “Keys of the Kingdom” (A. J. Cronin)—the heroic Scots atheist doctor who just couldn’t grasp the notion of God but spent and gave his life caring for the poor. How could we ever accept that God would fail to reward such an individual?
There’s more to this, of course; but I think it’s above the pay-grade of most reporting on it.
I agree with what you say.
I think that some people get some sort of morbose pleasure from criticizing the Pope - any Pope, at any time, for very little things. That’s why they do it repeatedly, because doing so stimulates the pleasure centers of their brain. I can’t find no other explanation.
You could start by reading what God has to say about it...If this fella did not trust in Jesus, he is not counted with Body of Christ...He will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment and if his righteousness is equal to that of Jesus, he stands a chance of staying out of hell...
I realize it's hard if not impossible for you guys to grasp but those within the Body of Christ are not judged the same way as those outside the Body of Christ...