Rob Bell on MSNBC ➙

I haven't read the book. At this point I do not intend to, no offense to Rob Bell, but apparently my faith might be better nurtured reading something else.

A few other thoughts:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Either way, kudos to do the guy doing the interview. He was on top of it.