QUOTE(FUUFNF @ November 6, 2007 - 05:43PM)
most of the average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill christians i've ever had the pleasure to speak with believe that all good people, regardless of faith, will go to heaven.
on the contrary, the majority of christians i've ever met that insist that you must accept christ as your savior to be allowed into the heavenly kingdom have been of the born-again variety. these are the same christians that usually quote bible versus in everyday conversation, associate almost exclusively with other born-again christians, and try to convert everyone else they know to, as you may have already guessed by now, christianity.
whereas one type of christian tends to be more private about their faith, the other tend to be more zealous. at least, such has been the case in my own experiences and interpretation of the differences between.
Yep, I agree with you. I'm like the first type you described - I believe all good people go to heaven, regardless of their faith.
I was born and raised in the faith I practice, but I respect others for their beliefs and would never think of telling someone they are condemned to hell because they don't believe in God the way I do.
But, to get this back on-topic, I remember when Shanny was here, he was often seen crossing himself at the end of the National Anthem. Some reporter asked him why he did that and he said he recites the Our Father and then adds a little request to his father at the end "Dad, help me do my best tonight." (for those who don't know, Shanny's father, Donal, died when Shanny was 21 of Alzheimer's Disease and never saw his son play in the NHL)