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Do you think "non" believers in God, or Jesus Christ are less compassionate?

Or more compassionate?

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • To what? Human suffering?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:19 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Only when "believers" in God are really sinners just pretending to be good people.
    happycboys

    Answer by happycboys at 12:20 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Compassion is an individual thing, and not related at all to which religion, if any, a person practices.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 12:20 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • i think the same as far as compassion goes
    maybe less deep in spirtual thinking, more thinkers that what you see is what you get
    but not any different than others on way they treat people
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 12:20 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Not at all.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:21 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • The same- we just have different reasons behind it.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 12:22 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • ballewal... I have to disagree. There are many religious people who are told to follow the compassionate example of a religious leader and if they don't, they will face consequences in the afterlife. I'm not sure they'd still be compassionate if not for that...
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 12:24 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Compassion is not related to religion. It's something we either do or don't have.
    As a "non believer", I wonder if the charity work my family does is good enough for the believers.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 12:27 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I think compassion is a human thing, not a religious thing.... But I do believe a lot of "Christians" (not all, and I don't even consider those people real Christians, to be honest) use the bible as an excuse for their hateful and prejudiced opinions on some people... So I would definitely consider those people to be a lot less compassionate than non-religious people, in general.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 12:28 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I don't think it can be as general as that. Every person who believs and who doesn't believe is different within the same belief. A person who believs in god can be just as uncompassionate as someone who doesn't believe. And visa versa. It depends on the person, not their belief.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:29 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

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