…came at the end of his interview with D.L. Hughley at CNN:
DL: The thing about religion, I come from a very religious background. You had to go to church all the time. My wife is very religious. I am not an atheist. I certainly believe in God. But I’ve seen so much hypocrisy and so many things that just kind of put me on the wrong side of things. What do you say to people like me? I’m a guy who’s had my experiences, but I still come away feeling a little bit apathetic toward religion. What about me?
MD: You know what, that’s a great question. I think what you probably love about your wife—if she belongs to God—is that she loves you and encourages you and she serves you and you see what God’s done in her heart and in her character—
DL: I do love that about her. But there are aspects—when it comes to religion and the way that I grew up and the things that I saw—that are juxtaposed to what you’re supposed to be when you’re a Christian, and really, they have made me apathetic.
MD: Yeah, but what about Jesus, D.L.? I’ll just get right to the issue. Religion has all kinds of problems. Churches have all kinds of problems. But Jesus—Jesus is the big issue. Do you like Jesus? Do you dig Jesus?
DL: Oh, absolutely, absolutely.
MD: Well then I think that’s really what matters at the end of the day. I mean, churches are filled with people who are imperfect and sinful, and Jesus is working on ‘em all.
DL: Now I’ve got a rabbi and a preacher. Thank you Mr. Mark Driscoll. Thank you very much. Very funny.