Here I go again... :laugh: People often accuse ''religion'' (not always specifying which one) of being a cause of evil. They also say that you can be a ''good'' person without having faith. There is a clear paradox here, especially with the second. Given the polluted and sometimes evil nature of man and society, a truly ''good'' person would not be able to live in such a world and would end their existence, given that under a world view of there being no judgement after death, the most heinous criminals can (if not punished during this life) escape punishment altogether. The difference with a Christian is that (a) we have a duty in this world; and (b) we know that unrepentant sinners will face punishment after death, so it is not as bad if they escape punishment in this life.