Christians give to ill atheist.
From a local CBS station channel 19 comes this story.
The story goes in general that this "formerly" zealot atheist found out that Christians are not bad. This misses the point that why the "Christians" gave was because they wanted to be "the bigger man". I don't think it is always about PR.
But why do humans do good things even for our "enemies"?
Lets think of it this way. I don't give one fuck what position of political party or race or religion you hold, if anyone reading this were hit by a car, we would want someone to call EMTs and we would not want those rescuers to ask us questions about our personal beliefs, all of us would want those around us to help.
In the story the atheist was "flabbergasted" by the help even after his protests of a government display of a Nativity scene among other protests. But he also goes on to say that although he thanks them for the help he still finds the bible to be "preposterous".
What is going on with humans when we help our enemies is a combo, of the REAL reality of empathy, but if it helps us win brownie points, we advertise "look what I did".
How many times have atheists or Muslims or Jews done good things for others and said "Don't think stereotypically of me next time".
NOW I would suggest these Christians may attribute their good deeds to Jesus, but Christianity wasn't arround 500,000 years ago and our species STILL did both good and bad, just like we do today.
If they want to attribute helping an atheist out to Jesus, we cant or wont stop them, but just because we fight their claims, should not, for any label, prevent any human from doing the right thing when it is called for. Debate and political competition and blasphemy are one thing, but when you need help, you need help, and I'd the empathy comes in, not because of labels, but because all of us would want the same thing.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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