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Are christians generally nicer people?
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It matters what your persanality is
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No not at all. I think some can find great strength, comfort and humility in their faith which they share with others but I also see a lot of hatred and intolerance coming from that as well.

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i dont think so, from experience most of the Christians i have talked to keep trying to convert me and freak out if i tell them that i am atheist. i haven't met any nice christians in my 16 years on this planet and trust me i have met alot, but im sure there are also nice christians
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Christians are the nicest people you'll ever meet.

As a matter of fact, there was this golden period of friendliness in the past known as "The Crusades." Hella pleasant times.
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If you were to lump together people based on religion, i"d have to say that buddhist are the nicest. Most Christians are (as previous have mentioned) not true christians. They are like the muslim terrorist, they hide behind a label and pretend to be something they are not in order to give legitamacey (this thing really needs a spell check) to their actions. Truth is, Most hypocrites claim to be religious so I wouldn't say that most christians are "nice" . I do think that most people who truly believe in a higher power are nicer and better people. I don't think that is what makes them nicer though. some of us believe in a higher power and have no belief in religions, We do our best to be "good" because it is the right thing to do, and do not need a reward in afterlife to force or tempt us to be good.
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In the Philipines, you are literally placing your life in the hands of God. They are generally nice people, but so many of them are charlatans and criminals. When I have traveled to the philipines, I always keep my hand on my wallet, and my back to a wall.
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No i think it depends on who u r and wut ur personality is. Also how u live contributes.
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No, especially when Christians themselves say just by being a good person alone doesn't get you into Heaven; that just tells me that they feel superior to everyone else and it's ok to be rude a-holes.
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I think that Christians are generally nice people, but I also think that Jews and Muslims are generally nice people, and true followers of Eastern religions as well. Human beings have been made in the image of God and so are basically good beings. That being said, there are plenty of bad people to be had all around for the exact same reason. I don't really think in terms of Christians being "nice-er" than this or that group because people are imperfect. The thing is, Christianity, when followed perfectly, is the perfect way to live. But few have followed that path perfectly.
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No, especially when Christians themselves say just by being a good person alone doesn't get you into Heaven; that just tells me that they feel superior to everyone else and it's ok to be rude a-holes.


when they say that they aren't trying to be rude. it's just that's part of Christian belief that going to heaven isn't based on anything other than accepting your own sins and asking Jesus to save you from them. it's more of a that's just how it is kinda thing and when they say being a good person doesn't get you into heaven it applies to themselves too.

so it could also be taken as an admission that they've accepted that no matter how good a person they are, they aren't good enough to get into heaven on their own but fortunately for them, and any anyone who's willing to accept it, no one has to be good enough to get to heaven on their own.

it's not saying that being a good person isn't something worth trying for just that Christians don't believe you get to heaven on your own merit. so as far as human standards are concerned being a good/bad/great/terrible person is pretty much irrelevant as far as who's going to heaven.
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JustineKo2 wrote:

No, especially when Christians themselves say just by being a good person alone doesn't get you into Heaven; that just tells me that they feel superior to everyone else and it's ok to be rude a-holes.


when they say that they aren't trying to be rude. it's just that's part of Christian belief that going to heaven isn't based on anything other than accepting your own sins and asking Jesus to save you from them. it's more of a that's just how it is kinda thing and when they say being a good person doesn't get you into heaven it applies to themselves too.

so it could also be taken as an admission that they've accepted that no matter how good a person they are, they aren't good enough to get into heaven on their own but fortunately for them, and any anyone who's willing to accept it, no one has to be good enough to get to heaven on their own.

it's not saying that being a good person isn't something worth trying for just that Christians don't believe you get to heaven on your own merit. so as far as human standards are concerned being a good/bad/great/terrible person is pretty much irrelevant as far as who's going to heaven.

I agree it's a bit simplistic for anyone to think that the only requirements for being saved is to be a good, virtuous person. A lot of people mistake the goal of Christianity to be to bring up good people in the world, but isn't that a bit deceptive to those religion newbies?

I think the goal serves more to just lift up Christianity itself and to spread itself as an organization with goodness and virtue really being irrelevant. Sure Christian organizations do charitable things and promote good ways of living, but that's kind of typical for a religion that wants to only retain that image to outsiders and critics.

In order to become an "insider" you simply have to accept a gift that really doesn't do much to actually change a person's behavior, sometimes it even reinforces an excuse to be just the same or worse. Additionally when you are of the opinion that it is in fact a trick, that probably neither God nor Heaven exists, what really is the point? No good comes out of it and lots of people die being tricked and deceived all their lives. It seems downright evil to me.
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JustineKo2 wrote:

I agree it's a bit simplistic for anyone to think that the only requirements for being saved is to be a good, virtuous person. A lot of people mistake the goal of Christianity to be to bring up good people in the world, but isn't that a bit deceptive to those religion newbies?

I think the goal serves more to just lift up Christianity itself and to spread itself as an organization with goodness and virtue really being irrelevant. Sure Christian organizations do charitable things and promote good ways of living, but that's kind of typical for a religion that wants to only retain that image to outsiders and critics.

In order to become an "insider" you simply have to accept a gift that really doesn't do much to actually change a person's behavior, sometimes it even reinforces an excuse to be just the same or worse. Additionally when you are of the opinion that it is in fact a trick, that probably neither God nor Heaven exists, what really is the point? No good comes out of it and lots of people die being tricked and deceived all their lives. It seems downright evil to me.


the goal of Christianity is to give people a connection to God. the number of connections isn't important the connection itself is. also, goodness and virtue aren't irrelevant, Christians are called to try to be good and virtuous it's just that as far as receiving salvation goes what you've done before is irrelevant. there are also plenty of differing views on how your actions afterwards affects that salvation but that's a different topic in and of itself.

"Christian" organizations aren't there to promote and keep up an image. plain and simple the organizations were started by Christians who just wanted to do something good. they don't have the goal in mind to keep up an image or whatever they just want to do what they feel called to do.

say what you want but what people believe affects their behavior. if you really believe something you'll act on it. do you really believe something if you don't act on it? also, people aren't perfect everyone fails sometimes. it's also easy to get caught up in things and wander off in a direction you don't really mean to or really want to but feel like you'll be letting someone down if you don't and once people do they often feel like they can't go back or just half heartedly carry on. it's not a good thing but it happens.

as far as the point if you are of the opinion that it's not real 1 Corinthians 1:18 describes that situation pretty well. "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
so in reply i will ask if someone is of the opinion that it is truth and that God and Heaven do in fact exist, what's the point? people gain a connection to God and go to heaven. that in and of itself is such an amazing and wonderful thing. it's a viewpoint that changes how you think.
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Nope not really, they may just be religous but that doesn't mean they're nice. They might be; but not all. Just remember to not judge a book by it's cover
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Christians are taught to love humans, so therefore they can be nicer than people who absolutely hate everyone, but remember everyone is also just human so everyone can be nice and everyone can be mean. Genuine down to earth Christians are very nice people (I myself find having nice and refreshing conversations with them), but strict Evangelical followers of Christ can be hard to have regular conversations with and are very judgemental. It honestly matters on the type of personality the person has & the way they were raised. Most Christians do not find themselves superior or inferior to people who are not of the same religion, just have an open mind and heart with them and they too will do the same :3
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c4nnibalism wrote:

Personality is based on a person's mental state.
Not their religion.
Though religion can be an influence.


I'm going to have to agree with her on this one.
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