Originally Posted by brewmenn
I don't think that the pope was really saying that he thought that people could get to heaven just by being good. I think he was just saying that Christians should not automatically judge someone as evil just because they don't believe in Jesus, and they should be willing to work with people that have different beliefs to achieve a greater good. As usual the media picked a few lines to quote to make it sound like a bigger story than it really is.
Most Christians don't. Except Muslims, they can all die and go straight to hell.