Do you do random acts of charity because God told you to? Is the only reason you will help a person out is because the fear of hell? If the bible didn't say "thou shall not kill" would you off your husband because it won't go against God?
Is it a myth that the Christians are only nice because they fear God?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:18 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
I give to charity because I WANT to. Not because God tells me to or another person. I wouldn't "off" my husband because I love him. Yes it's a myth and this is the most ridiculous question ever posted on CM.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by gottalovemal at 12:21 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by K_Sawyer at 12:22 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
I pray that is not their reason. A Christian should be nice because they are exemplifying fruits of the spirit - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, and temperance. That and it's pleasing to God when we love others as ourselves, and esteem them to be better than ourselves, because in doing so we are fullfilling the law of Christ.
Answer by RepentantSinner at 12:23 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
First off I think it's horrid to even say such a thing. People in general are not killers of rapist just because they fear God. If they were every non-Christian out there would be a serial offender, and we certainly are not... Also, you have to throw in to that question that many Christian's do not hold a belief in Hell. In fact less and less do all the time, so the threat isn't even there for them. Christians like everyone else come with a conscience that helps guide them through life. With or without their faith they would know it's wrong to hurt others... So, yes, of course it's a myth that Christians are only nive because they fear God. In fact from what I have seen most "nasty" Christians use God and their belief in Hell as an excuse NOT to be nice...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:23 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by mumma28 at 12:26 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by SterlingLegend at 12:27 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 12:31 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
i get why your asking this question OP and i think its a pretty legit question...and if anyone hasn't gotten why its being asked...people say if god wasn't there people would be selfish etc so in return it does sound like the only reason Christians are nice is because of god etc..does this make sense? (not trying to be rude at all)
Answer by necro1134 at 12:33 PM on Jul. 11, 2009