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|Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 11 2011,11:26)|
|Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 11 2011,06:23)|
|Good would seem to be contextual. Good for me? You? Us? Humanity? Life?|
Can a good atheist be better than a good christian? Discuss!
Set as an essay in RI many moons ago. My answer, it all depends what you mean by good. ;)
Well, if you define 'good' as 'following God's Law', then no atheist can ever be good. Which must be what those hater Christians are doing, because most of the Christians I have known in my 38 years have been utter a-holes with no thought except for themselves... except on Sunday morning.
While, every single atheist I have met has been polite, kind, and intelligent.
Admitedly, it's a slightly biased sample. But for any of my definitions of the word 'good', atheists win, hands down. BTW: My definition of the word 'good' includes being able to critically analyze ones own behavior for inconsistancies and hypocritical concepts. We all have them, at least thinking people can self-reflect and identify them, if not completely remove them.
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.