I assume that the majority of those who listened to this statement of ignorance took Matthews at his word. Let me correct him: No other person in the entire Bible spoke of "fire and brimstone" (Hell) more than Jesus Christ himself.
As for the "smells and bells" pomp of the Catholic Church, Matthews is right when he asks, "What does this have to do with Jesus? What does this have to do with Christianity?"
One more thing Chris: What "separates" Christianity from all other faiths is not "compassion," it is that Christians believe our eternal status depends on our relationship with Jesus. In other words, Christianity is the only religion that trusts in the finished work of Another for their justification, sanctification and salvation. All other systems are works-based.