BOSTON (CBS) – Pope Francis’ comments about atheists have sparked a global discussion about what it takes to get into heaven. Though his comment that even atheists can go to heaven if they are good people was immediately retracted by the Vatican, the concept is one that many find inclusive and appealing. When we discussed this topic on Monday, Minister Bob Baril felt that Dan went too far, and reached out to the show to respond. He was in studio to put the Pope’s comments in perspective, and to discuss the idea that atheists can go to heaven.
Originally broadcast June 6th, 2013.