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Wil Dasovich responds to a comment about religion

Wil Dasovitch
Wil Dasovich in Nepal in this photo posted to his Facebook page on October 15, 2022. (Facebook/wildasovichfanpage)

vlogger Wil Dasovitch explained his main reason for creating travel vlogs after having an online exchange with a Facebook user who had a religion-related comment.

The exchange began when the YouTuber posted a tribute at Karsang Tenjing Sherpa on Facebook.

Karsang is the younger brother of Wil’s friend, a Nepalese mountaineer Mingma David Sherpa.

According to reports, Karsang died in a fire that broke out in a building that houses his brother’s trekking business.

Wil quoted Mingma, who told him in conversation, “Everyone dies. No need to worry, everyone dies.

The vlogger praised the “resilience” of the climbers and shared his last personal encounter with Karsang who he says “saved” him from the cold.

“RIP Karsang and thank you for everything, we will miss you brother!” Wil wrote before.

The vlogger then noticed a comment from Facebook user “Mission Endtimes”, which wrote“Die. And He will afterward. If you don’t have Jesus, you’ll die and suffer in hell. But if you have Jesus, you’ll live forever.

Will replied to the online user with the following:

“I understand your good intentions, but you cannot impose your personal beliefs on others who come from a different background. The culture here in Nepal is a mix of Buddhist and Hindu so you have to respect their different perspectives and way of life. It’s very rude to say that, especially for a great guy who just lost his life.

The vlogger shared his thoughts on another Facebook post and revealed he had noticed “more and more” similar comments “appearing and usually at inappropriate times”.

According to Wil, these comments were made after he invited on Joyce Spring‘s podcast, where they discussed Christianity.

“One of the main reasons I travel vlog is to show everyone that there are different people from different backgrounds all over the world. People have different beliefs, different religions and may even pray to a different god , but that doesn’t make them any less human just because they were raised in a different area,” Wil said.

“I travel to get out of the ‘bubble’ and give myself perspective, to remind myself that societal norms differ from place to place. I strive to witness life’s many wakes so that I can understand myself and connect with everyone I meet,” he added.

Wil also said he has a podcast where he can “ask tough questions, have open discussions, and respectfully agree or disagree with [his] counterparts”.

“Ultimately, the goal is to grow as an individual, promote open-mindedness, and break the ingrained thought patterns that we’ve been fed our entire lives,” he said. .

“At the end of the day, we all laugh in the same language, love in the same language, and have similar values, goals, and desires in life. Good people come from all places and all religions, and we have to respect that,” the vlogger added.

Earlier this month, Wil appeared on the “Unpacking Christianity” episode of Joyce’s Spotify podcast, “Adult with Joyce Pring.”

A clip of him asking Joyce if she believes a “non-believer can go to heaven” has gone viral.

She replied in the negative and added that non-believers “will be judged and will go to hell”.

Joyce also said that a saint, if he is not a Christian but has been good all his life, will still not go to heaven “if he does not believe in Jesus”.

Some agreed with his thoughts, while others shared their own arguments about salvation.

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