I have to defer to the post I wrote above this one. I was never a particularly moral person. My parents divorced. My mom never took me to church. I grew up in poverty and most everyone around stole or did whatever it took to get ahead in life. That's all I ever knew...and I never had a father figure to take me to church or teach me right from wrong. But now I have a new FATHER. I'm not a Christian so I can be a better person. I'm a Christian because I believe Jesus died on the cross for me, so that I may have eternal life with Him. I do, however believe that my love for HIM has made me a better person/citizen than what I might have been had I not given my life for HIM.