Do atheists ever consider those giving them the Gospel to be altruistic?

Answer by A Quora admin:

Altruism: the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others (opposed to egoism ).

Proselytizing ('giving them the Gospel') may be a religious virtue but altruism is not.

Why?

Because of the definition's operative word: UNSELFISH.

Proselytizing doesn't cost anybody anything. Therefore (un)selfishness never enters the picture in any way, shape or form.

However, if the gospel leads you to help the needy at a cost to yourself (and without proselytizing), then that would be altruistic.

Do atheists ever consider those giving them the Gospel to be altruistic?

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2 thoughts on “Do atheists ever consider those giving them the Gospel to be altruistic?”

  1. It’s one thing if A tells B about the glories of honey. But if B has not tasted that honey, it will be almost impossible to simply remain convinced with mere theoretical knowledge of honey.

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