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All too many times we use excuses, and the old i am trying, yet in almost 2000 years there have been very few examples of Christlike behaviour on this earth, and some examples of Christlike behaviour from people who were not even Christians.
Heck, if there was a religion based on doing good and being compassionate for fellow man, not hating because some supreme being in the sky "told" them to do it, I would be all for it!
"Epicurus believed that the greatest good was to seek modest pleasures in order to attain a state of tranquility and freedom from fear (ataraxia) as well as absence of bodily pain (aponia) through knowledge of the workings of the world and the limits of one's desires. The combination of these two states is supposed to constitute happiness in its highest form."
"In the Epicurean view, the highest pleasure (tranquility and freedom from fear) was obtained by knowledge, friendship and living a virtuous and temperate life. He lauded the enjoyment of simple pleasures, by which he meant abstaining from bodily desires, such as sex and appetites,"
Originally posted by Wang Tang
If all Christians were Christ-like, there would be another war against Islam and possibly other world religions because of a clash in ideals.