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Specifically, which ones are they?

Having a fun debate with some friends elsewhere, and this came up. Which exact "Christian values" are honestly Christian? Meaning, which ones are held only by Christians and cannot be found in any other religion (or society which lacks religion) on the planet?

So far the only thing we can come up with is the concept that you must love Jesus. Aside from that, we can't seem to come up with a single moral or ethical rule that is only held by Christians and nobody else.

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 7:43 AM on Dec. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • nope- in the realm of submission, xtians are actually fairly lax. and many, many, many religions/individual beliefs frown on premarital sex... its not a xtian thing at all.

    as I sat and thought about it, i would have to agree that I can not come up with anything beyond the attachment to their savior, no belief in a moral code or commandment that does not appear in a predated text, or outside of religion entirely... hmmm....
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:01 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • im just guessing, Submission? no premarital sex?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • The many religions have a "form of godliness" that true Christianity holds. Satan can not create,so he imitates. There are no religions with purely unique features for this reason. Why single out Christianity? What values are unique to Buddhism, Taoism, Pantheism...? None, I'd wager.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 8:57 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • oh lexy, oh lexy...

    so, what you are saying is that religions that PREDATE christianity are imitations of something that had not yet been created? wow...

    as far as the many, many, many, many other religions that people buy into (and some for very good reasons) christianity is the only one that maliciously tries to "convert" or to "save" the worlds population from damnation. so, in THAT way it is unique. its militant believers have very little knowledge of their own beliefs, or the origins there of- what truly IS considered "christian", and what has been sucked from another religion.
    UNLIKE christianity, there are MANY facets to various religions that are unique to that particular realm of belief. to say you would wager against that reality is simply ignorant. a small amount of education goes a long way.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:07 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • Why single out Christianity?

    Because Christianity is the only one that claims to have its own set of virtues, and that prescribing to those virtues makes them "Christian Virtues." You don't hear people running around saying someone has good Taoist Virtues or good Wiccan Virtues. Only Christianity does that. Everyone else acknowledges that there are social behaviors and virtues and there is no reason to assign a specific religion to them. Does a Buddhist who gives to charity have "good Christian virtues" or just good virtues?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:13 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • so what are the many facets unique to various religions, obby? (if you don't mind hi-jacking..) kind of silly to single-out a religion that is younger than others and expect it to not have facets that mirror the older ones. i mean, whichever religion was absolutely premier of all others, i'm sure was copied in some fashion by every succeeding 'cult'...take a little from this one, some from that, but not the other one...etc.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 10:17 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • kind of silly to single-out a religion that is younger than others and expect it to not have facets that mirror the older ones.

    It's the younger religion that chooses to single itself out by claiming ownership of all good behavior.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • NP, are you speaking about a general population that perhaps is majority xtian, and not say buddist? to say xtians 'own' virtue is ridiculous...why else would there be differences of opinion within the xtian community as to what will or won't get a person eternal life? there is scripture concerning works, good character and such, that warns it is not enough, that even the non-xtians have these qualities. ..so, i'd disagree that i, an xtian, am a great possessor of such and you, a non-xtian, is not.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 10:22 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • 'are' not.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 10:24 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • to say xtians 'own' virtue is ridiculous

    I'm not talking about issues of salvation, but general thought. People vote for candidates because they have "good Christian values" or say their son is dating a nice girl with "good Christian values." I want to know exactly what values those are that define them as "Christian" as opposed to them being a candidate or girlfriend with "good values."
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:26 AM on Dec. 19, 2009