Here’s how Jimmy Kimmel summed up Christianity on his show the other night:
In a lot of religions, Christianity being one of them, the idea is that life is a test. That you go through your life and if you’re good you go to heaven or nirvana or whatever and if you’re bad you don’t, you go to hell or don’t go anywhere.
The context of the quote was a question he was asking Matthew Fox about his character “Jack Shephard” on Lost. I’ve embedded the video of the interview below. In fairness to Jimmy, he’s trying summarize all the major world religions in one sentence as a precursor to explaining his theory about what Lost was about.
However, I found it interesting that he singled out Christianity. I think his summary of Christianity is representative of how most people understand it. Life is a test. Good people go to heaven. Bad people don’t.
What is your response to Kimmel’s summary? How would you summarize Christianity differently?