why is it that all christians think that everyone who isnt christian is evil??????
ive never murdered,stole,cheated
im a good mom and wife ,i have great friends who i love.i love animals and i spend most of my time taking care of everyone and everything around me!!
so even though i live a good ,honest life, am i evil because i dont believe in jesus or the bible???
or even if i was muslim,jewish or something else would i be evil?
>>>please dont "pray " for me
and by the way read my thing im not a "sinner"!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Because so many of them are frightened and ignorant, and they are afraid of anything that is unknown, such as whether there is anything after death. I am also a person who tries to live a good, honest, useful life without cheating, stealing, killing; I love as many people as I can, and I try to do unto them as I would have them do unto me, but so long as I refuse to pretend I believe the same things they do, they label me an evil person. Especially because I take the position that if you are truly a believer in Christianity, then how can you be as hypocritical as most Christians are? If you truly believe there is an omniscient being that sees and knows all that you do, how can you lie cheat steal and kill all week, and then claim you're saved on Sunday? They do all the wrong in the world, and then start praying and carrying on about how God will forgive them. That's just a little too easy, in my view.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
"Why IS IT..."? "ALL Christians..."? "...THINK..."? "...that EVERYONE..."? You must've used up a week's supply of stupidity and prejudice putting that one together! Are you a mindreader? If so, have you read the mind of every single Christian? And if so, did you find that all Christians think every single non-Christian is evil? Apparently you can answer yes to all these, because you didn't ask WHETHER we Christians think that, but WHY we think it. Well, guess what--we don't. Not believing doesn't make you evil; it just makes you damned.
You say you're a "good" person, and I'm sure you're very nice. Unfortunately, however, worldly "goodness" is not enough to get you into Heaven; only faith in the redeeming power of Christ can do that. So when you die, I'm afraid you won't be offered a chance to convince anyone how "good" you were. You'll be shovelled into the furnace along with all the others who really were evil, screaming, "Wait! Look how "good" I was!"
- 1 decade ago
None that I know do. They believe that all people are sinners, yes. They believe the Bible when it says you are either with God or against him, yes. But wouldn't saying that if your not a Christian you're evil be hating? And Christians are not supposed to hate, though they are human, and sin along with everyone else. So, really, ask the question again, replacing the word "all" with "some". But really, if they say they're a Christian, yet think others are evil, they're not showing the love of the God they worship, so they're not really a Christian in the first place. Happy now?
- aboukir200Lv 51 decade ago
A general statement which can be disproven by finding a single exception. I don't think anyone not Christian is evil. So you lose. I also find a lot of so-called Christians rotten, if not necessarily evil. I do question a total lack of faith in a higher power, whatever you conceive it to be, as in the old saying, "If you don't stand for something, you can fall for anything." Again a generalization. Evil or even rottenness, is not confined to any group, and I will gladly tolerate anyone who treats a person as a person should be treated (the "Golden Rule" anyone?).
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- 1 decade ago
I notice two issues are at the heart of this question, so i will answer them separately.
No-one is evil, except Satan and his demons, for a start. We are ALL beloved in God's eyes. We have also all rebelled against God (sinned). Those of us who are real Christians believe that we have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. Everybody who calls on Jesus to save them from sin will be saved. So how can non-Christians be evil? It just doesn't make sense.
The second issue I noticed is the assumption that our good deeds make up for our bad ones. In Deuteronomy, it is clearly stated that if you rely on your own righteousness, you will fall short. The conditions for eternal life is a sinless life. If you do not have a sinless life, you are subject to all the rather depressing curses in Deuteronomy. And it is very difficult for anyone who is at least trying to be honest with themselves to say that they have never sinned. The bright side is that Jesus' sacrifice at the cross is available for all of us and with it we can have forgiveness from all our sins and a living relationship with him if we then chose to live in Him.
Sorry for the long winded answer, but I felt it was necessary.
- TJLv 41 decade ago
I am a christian. I do not judge anyone. I feel that everyone has a right to live their life however they want. I think that being a christian does not make a person "good". I know a lot of hypocrites who attend church several times week. They act worse than some atheists I know. A person is either good or bad, regardless of their religion.
- JoshLv 41 decade ago
I am a christian, and I don't think you're evil. Perhaps you are thinking of more extremist Christians. I think it would be beneficial to you to find God though: it may not be the "christian God" but God can be a higher being that you can have faith in, someone to give you a certain guidance in your life. I am sure that God smiles upon you for trying to lead a good life. Just remember that whether you believe it or not, God is with you and will always watching over you and your family, he created you and the rest of us, and he loves us all. :-)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Why do you assume that all Christians think the exact same thing? You are doing the same thing you are accusing Christians of doing. Grouping people together in an unfair way. I am Christian, why don't you try asking if people think you're evil instead of accusing them of doing it? I don't think people who aren't Christian are evil. Some may be, but I don't think all are. I'm sure there are some Christian people who are evil too. Maybe you should rephrase your question.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think you've been misinformed.
The idea behind Christianity is that NOBODY is perfect, we have all sinned...and that is why we need a Savior.
You are no more "evil" than anyone else, Christians included. The only difference is, Christians know they are "evil" and have asked for forgiveness...and hopefully, found it.
Oh...do try not to paint with such a broad brush.
- 1 decade ago
I am a Christian and don't think that others who are not are evil. We all have our own beliefs in life. I am not going to criticize someone for what they do or do not believe. I have one question for you though...if you don't believe in Jesus or the Bible, then how do you think that humans got here on Earth??? I am just curious of what you think. Like I said before...we are all entitled to believe what we want, but I do believe in God and the Bible.
- 1 decade ago
The problem here is that you're thinking in relative terms -- i.e., some people are good, and other people are evil. If you don't do anything really bad like murder, theft, adultery, etc., then you're a "good person", and if you do commit bad acts like this, you're a "bad person". That's how most people think, and, frankly, that's how most people are taught to think.
The problem is that relative thinking like this needs an objective basis from which to start. In other words, where do you draw the line between "good" and "bad"?
Example: Is the fireman who risks his life on the job every day but also cheats on his taxes a good person or a bad person? We would assume there must be some good in such a person to put himself at such risk, but at the same time there must be some bad in that person for him to cheat on his taxes. And what if the only reason he's a fireman is that he's a thrill seeker, and he couldn't care less about saving lives? And what if the reason he's cheating on his taxes is because his kid needs surgery and he can't see any other way to get the money for it?
Whatever the case may be, most people are, in fact, a mix of good and bad. You are a mix of good and bad. So am I. So is the pope. So is the serial killer. There is probably nobody who is 100% bad, and there is definitely nobody who is 100% good.
So how do we find an objective way to say some people are good and some people are bad? We can't unless we admit to the one standard that nobody wants to accept: "good" is 100% good, and "bad" is anything less than 100% good. Why does nobody like to accept this standard? Because nobody measures up to it. Not you. Not me. Not the pope. Not the serial killer. Nobody is "good" according to this standard, and that's why nobody likes this standard. But it's the only objective standard there is.
Worse yet, we don't have any reason to believe that God isn't working on this very standard to decide who's good and who's bad in His judgment. And the Bible says He DOES use this standard to judge people, and this is why one of the most prominent phrases you'll hear at Billy Graham rallies is, "For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Everybody -- you, me, the pope, the serial killer -- is in the same boat in God's eyes because we're all sinners. It doesn't matter that I'm a worse sinner than you are or that you're a worse sinner than the pope is, etc., etc. -- God looks at everybody the same. We're all sinners, and we all deserve judgment and hell for our sins.
But, mercifully, God has left us with a way out. He sent Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sins -- that is, when Jesus died on the cross, he took your sins and my sins and everybody's sins upon himself and paid the ultimate price for them, so that instead of seeing you as a sinner, God could see you as 100% good and accept you into his family as his own adopted child. The only thing God asks of you is that you turn from your sins and receive the sacrifice of Jesus by faith in the atoning blood that His Son shed for us on the cross, that you believe in the resurrection of His Son from the dead, and that you accept Jesus as Lord over your life so that He can save you and lead you to be the kind of people God wants you to be (regardless of how close or how far you might think you already are to being this).
In short, Christians don't believe that non-Christians are really any more evil than Christians because we believe that everybody is evil to some degree, and that even that "some degree" matters in the sight of God. What's important, then, is not how good a person you are (because you'll never be 100% good), but whether you've received the forgiveness of God through Jesus Christ. If you do receive God's forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice and resurrection, then you can have confidence that when you die God will take you to be with him instead of consigning you to hell. But if you haven't received Christ for the forgiveness of sins, you have no basis for hope, because no matter how good you are, you're still bad to some degree, and God knows it, and it does matter -- which is why Christians call upon all people to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior for the forgiveness of sins: we want EVERYBODY to go to heaven!