|Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 99):|
There are people who proclaim to believe and a truly horrible people I'll agree with you there. However understanding something and living it are two different things. They may really believe but for whatever reason as human beings they struggle with the living it part. Or in some cases I believe they do not really get it or are immature in their belief. If they did they would be kind or at least strive to be.
Sorry to be blunt but you'll just have to accept that I knew these people very well and you have almost certainly never met them. When I say they believed in God, I mean they believed God created the universe, that Jesus was the son of God, etc, and that evolution is nonsense. They went to church and did a lot of charity work. They believed that God was judging them, and me, all the time... and yet they still managed to be "bad people". The point I'm making is that someone who is a good person "because they believe in God" would probably be a good person anyway because "that's the way they are".
If you mean they were good people while they remembered that they were Christians, then I'd agree - I'm always more careful about how I behave when my boss is in the room at work. I have never seen any correlation between how much someone believes in God and how good they are as a person.