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Are christians generally nicer people?
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Posted 10/16/12
Statements like: "Gay people are really nice," or "Atheists are all elitist" really annoy me.

You can never say that everyone in a certain group share a trait that isn't inherent with that groups traits and be correct. It's impossible. I'm an Agnostic, and I also consider myself a very nice person. (Though others may disagree. lol) I have a friend who is a Deist, he's very nice too. My Grandmother is a really hardcore Christian. You guessed it, she's nice too.

I think that people who don't read into this stuff will automatically assume that a religious person is nicer than someone who isn't religious because the religious person is presumably trying to impress his or her God in order to get achieve salvation. The thing, there are people who aren't trying to impress God; they're trying to impress themselves.

Basically, I can't really answer this question. You judge someone for who they are as an individual, not an entire group of individuals.
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Generally, I would say yes. I'm talking about the Christians who go to Church because they want to, not because they have to. It's not just Christianity though. Most people who are involved in a religion, tend to be nicer. Now, of course I'm not saying those who are not in any religion are jerks, I've met a "few" Atheists who are quite nice. If I offend anyone I apologize.
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No, Christians are NOT nicer people.
Christians beleave that all non-christians will be tortured for eternity.
This is not a nice think to beleave.
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Hardly anything to do with religion in my opinion. Your either a groovy person or a douche, westboro baptist claim to be christian =]
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Posted 10/16/12
They are generaly nicer to people who are the same religion. Ive seen alot of christians who are polite to someone of the same religion, and then rude to some who isnt
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While the philosophy espoused by Jesus Christ Himself is kindness distilled to ~180 proof, it is my experience that not many Christians actually subscribe to this philosophy; they tend to do what they will regardless of whether Christ agreed with it or not. However, there are a few out there who abuse the practice of forgiveness, redemption and absolution (ironically enough, the most visible ones tend to be ministers) by using it as a means of both hiding truly heinous acts (including but not limited to child abuse, hate crimes and murder), and reconciling these acts with their personal image of being an upstanding person and a moral pillar of the community (because God forgave them of their sins, you see, so they're still good people /snark).

So no, I would not say that Christians are generally nicer people than any other demographic.
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Posted 10/16/12
Nope! They are as big as assholes as any of us, sometimes more so!
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not really.
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Uh,NO, just being a Christian does NOT make you a nicer person. There is no correlation between the two qualities. There are quite a few Christians who are quite mean-spirited (mostly extremists and fundamentalists) and nasty people, and there are some Christians who are in the gray with that matter. Also, a "Christian" is a very broad term, and it refers to a lot of people. So, this argument that being a Christian makes you a nicer person is incredibly flawed.
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No. They are normal people just like everyone else.

It doesn't mean you're "Mean" Or "Not Mean". They are human. Did you get that? Human. They have bad days just like anyone else and can be just as nasty or nice as anyone else.

Jesus said love one another. Not kiss each others asses.

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I'd say hey aspire to it.. Whether or not they are, I'm yet to find out, I must be a christian deterrent
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Posted 10/18/12
Since when does someone's religion, orientation or race define if they're nice or not?

I've had nice christian friends that respect me and huge Bible-thumping a-holes that tried to convert me. I have a nice amount of LGBT friends that are awesome and I've also met LGBT people who are complete jerks. So it simply depends on the person.
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religion is crap all it does is produce drones......
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 10/19/12
No.

A lot of people are nice upfront... but you never know what they're like on the inside.
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no

religion has nothing to do with a person's personality
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