Ubi Dubius wrote:Her: "You're an atheist? But you're a better Christian than most Christians I know!"
Me: "No, I'm not! I might be more caring or more moral, but I am definitely not a better Christian."
Her: "Moral, Christian, that's the same thing!"
interesting that I interpret this quote differently from most of you guys... Naturally I don't know the whole story, so I may be completely off base in this case, but anyway:
Her point could be that being a good Christian means being moral. Which, means that being a moral, good person, makes you a good Christian, regardless of what you believe.
It seems to me that this person, when comparing someone who believes in the bible mostly literally, and a person who is a complete atheist, but where both people are both very kind, caring, moral, non-idiotic people, she would say that they're both good Christians.
Example: so you have no formal training, but you do medical stuff, help someones broken leg or something, and do a good job of it. Someone says "Man, you're such a great doctor" and you say "Well, I have no Ph.D, I'm really not a doctor", "But your'e a better doctor than most doctors I know!"
I hope that makes enough sense.