Do people need to be Christian to be good?

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Unread postby Han Liang » Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:51 pm

Perhaps one doesn't have to be Christian to be "good", but does have to be "good" (or at least try) to be truly Christian.
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Unread postby robbyjo » Sat Aug 21, 2004 3:56 pm

Agreed, Han Liang.

Also, as a side note. I think I quoted stage 3 wrong. It should be:
"Do good because you know that God's rules are designed for your own good, so you'd better obey it."

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Re: Do people need to be Christian to be good?

Unread postby FoxWithWings » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:19 am

Not at all, I've met many nonbelievers with hearts of gold.
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Re: Do people need to be Christian to be good?

Unread postby Ayame » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:15 am

No, of course they don't. End of discussion.
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Re: Do people need to be Christian to be good?

Unread postby SunXia » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:13 pm

Agreed I know plenty of good Muslims, good Jews, good Buddhists, good Hindu people and good Atheists. Living by one set of rules does not make someone morally better than someone else as we all have our own set of morals. In the end so long as you are respecting the Human Rights of others, obeying the law and being the best person you can be, there's no need for religion to be good.
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