A few other thoughts:
- Count me among those who never heard of Rob Bell before the controversy. Maybe this points to my cluelessness, or his good marketing, I'm not sure.
- If people have a chance of being converted after death then my labor in a third world country is very disappointingly pointless. I'd much rather be around good burritos and beautiful scenery than where I am now, and post-death salvation rather negates the need for me and my profession.
- Jesus died on the cross for the love of a damned people. If we weren't damned then it was just a nice, but ultimately unnecessary gesture. I'm fairly certain my faith has no room for that option.