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NFL star Aaron Rodgers and podcaster Joe Rogan recently discussed the critical role Christianity plays in an increasingly chaotic society and the need for Jesus’ return in an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. Rogan said, “I think as time rolls on, people are going to understand the need to have some sort of divine structure to things, some sort of belief in the sanctity of love and truth, and a lot of that comes from religion.”

He continued, “A lot of people’s moral compass and the guidelines that they’ve used and follow to live a just and righteous life has come from religion. And unfortunately, a lot of very intelligent people dismiss all the positive aspects of religion because they think that the stories are mere superstitious fairy tales, that they have no place in this modern world; ‘we’re inherently good, and your ethics are based on your own moral compass, and we all have one,’ and that’s not necessarily true.”

Rogan used the behavior of soldiers in war as an example of the absence of such a moral guide. These people, asked to act as killers and murderers in service to their country, struggle to reintegrate into society and resume ethical, everyday lives, often facing severe psychological distress. He said, “It’s a f—-d up world we live in. We need Jesus. For real, like if you come back now, like Jesus, if you’re thinking about coming back, right now, now’s a good time. Now’s a good time. We’re kind of f—-d.” Rodgers, the quarterback for the New York Jets, suggested that many believe Jesus is coming back imminently, adding, “It might be the mark of the beast.”

Rogan reflected on humanity’s potential tipping point toward unmanageability and chaos, suggesting that divine intervention, akin to Moses’ experience with the Ten Commandments, might be necessary to realign society. He said, “It might be we reach a certain point where we’re so unmanageable and so chaotic that something comes down and gives us a guideline. I mean, this is what Moses essentially experienced, supposedly, when he came back with his Ten Commandments. These people that have had these religious visions, none of them are … ‘we’re f—-d.’ All the religious visions are, ‘There’s a way to do this. There’s a guide. There’s a way to follow, and there’s a greater power that’s above everything that controls this whole thing and keeps it all together, and there are laws to adhere to that will make for a much better life for all humans and all life on Earth.’”

Echoing Rogan’s sentiment, Rodgers contended that even those without traditional religious beliefs find their own “religion” in various forms, such as science or environmentalism. However, he stressed the importance of believing in something greater than ourselves. Though raised Catholic, Rogan has revealed in the past that he does not subscribe to any particular religion. He regularly expresses interest in secular spiritual practices and ideas, including meditation and the use of psychedelics for exploring consciousness.

However, in recent years, several guests have openly discussed their Christian faith on his podcast, including journalist Michael Shellenberger, author Stephen Meyer and singer Oliver Anthony.

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