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Are christians generally nicer people?
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Christians are like everyone else, some nice people and some assholes. I too usually find the nicer ones but to be quite honest it might all be pp to how the interpret the bible.
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Generally they tend to be nice. However it gets kind of irritating when they end a conversation along the lines of "Well that's how God wants it." to end a conversation they don't want to have without even engaging in the topic whatsoever. Friggin annoying.
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karmacide wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

All religions are a form of separation created by Satan.


..... right....


I am right. I am always right.

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I agree that Religion can make people's moral's in to such that they act as nicer people.

However at my school, which is very large, there is a mix off all religions and not one of them seems nicer than the other. I have hundreds of catholic, hundreds of protestant and hundreds of athiest friends and overall the nicer ones are the athiest ones. But that's nothing to do with religion. That's just the way it worked out. So my answer to your question is a definite no. You can'y judge a few people on that entire group.
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I know a lot who are... And then there are those religious mind-fucks who say you're going to hell if you're homosexual, or, don't follow the bible. That's where I draw the line. You're not God. You can't judge anybody.
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No one, nor group is perfect, and there are exceptions to anything. In my experience however, the practicing Christians I knew were generally nicer than the average. I'm an atheist myself but I attended both private Christian schools and public schools, and had both friends who were overtly religious and others who were non-religious. The overtly religious people I knew tended to me more polite as well. Maybe I just got lucky but that was my experience. There wasn't any hellfire and brimstone preaching at me either contrary to the usual stereotypes.
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TerraGamerX wrote:

Nicer? No, I really don't agree at all. For one, it definitely cannot be a reliable assumption when reminded that there are criminals that have had a Christian upbringing. Neither influencing the other in most cases.


Definitely agree to this as well. Being nicer is more of a personality issue than an completely religious one. There are multiple types of religious people in general; mostly regarding the ones that are very nice, ones that are unsure if what they're holding onto makes them happy or not and the ones that want people whom are outside of their mindset either jailed or worse. (The very latter is the case of my family which was why I left that lifestyle. :[ ) Just like all people in general, you never know their true personality unless you got to know them with time.
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As a broad generalization, I'd say yes (and I'll admit my bias as I'm a Christian myself). It isn't surprising that one's worldview (assuming it's not a mere front or sham) will have an effect on one's thinking and behavior. We are called to a rather high standard (not by other people, nor by ourselves, but by God).

That said, it is certainly true also that not all Christians are nice all the time, and we all fall occasionally (some more than others) to the point of being downright jerks at times too. Christians also don't have any monopoly on being nice people either. And yes, Christianity, like anything else that might have some sort of good reputation or connotation, can be abused in the name of various things less savory (and whether all those who profess Christianity or [insert other faith/worldview here] are in fact so, just because they say so, is another question...).
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Although the teachings of Christianity do in fact promote kindness and other admirable traits, I believe that it's up to the people themselves. There are nice people everywhere you go and their religious background are generally unacknowledged when you see them. For example, if a random guy was to help you gather your belongings when you dropped it on the ground, it doesn't necessarily mean that guy is a Christian. It just means the guy was nice enough to help you. All in all, it's not the religion that makes the people nice. It's the person themselves. It's just statistically, Christians tend to be nicer than the average person. Ironically, some of the most evil and wicked groups of prosecutors are "Christians" themselves so it's all about application.

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they are great people until they find out you have different beleifs than them x.x
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I usually encounter the fanatics, the ones who are nice but just won't leave you alone.
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tedn wrote:

Unless you accept Christ in your heart as your personal savior, Christians believe you are going to hell. That is written in the Bible, which is supposed to be God's word. Does that sound nice? Or tolerant? So every person that ever lived, in the history of the world, regardless of wether they were born before Christ or if they lived in an area where Christ's word hadn't spread, is going to burn in extreme agony for eternity . That's not even a little nice!


Tolerant? Nice? According to the bible, Jesus tolerated the sins of all the people of earth upon the cross so that they may be saved. From the beginning of time until the day satan and sin are defeated. All Christ ask is that you accept and follow him, and abide by a few guidelines. Simple enough to understand. Would you be so willing to do something so nice as to tolerate the sins of others so that they may go to paradise, still knowing that you'd bear the burden of those who also reject you?

People also make the mistake that thinking someone who is Christian thinks they are perfect. That is false. People follow Christianity because of their imperfections in attempt to become "closer" to perfection. But any true Christian will tell you that regardless of how "perfect" they might be compared to the standards set by their faith that they are no better than anyone else.

Generally, someone who is close to God will be brotherly too you. Those who say they are close to God and are not brotherly to you, chances are they they are not close to God.

Anyone with a good solid upbringing should already be somewhat friendly by nature. Though friendly may not exactly mean one is trusting of another.
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No, nice & Christian are two separate traits. You can be nice and not Christian and you can be Christian and not nice. One does not imply the other. Plus, there's the added complication that a person isn't necessarily nice all the time.
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They judge quick
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christians are usually nice to your face but i would never turn my back to one. ultimately they follow orders from their religion that is where their true loyalty lies.
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