Christians believe everyone should have a life beginning at erection and feel honored if they suffer like Job......except themselves. They believe parts of the bible which ask sacrifice ot others and in their minds know that god doesn't expect it of them. They have known from childhood that no matter what they do............including murder their god will forgive them. They selectively read the new testament and apply parts of it to their family, friends and colleagues but don't have to worry beyond that. About the tithing...they know that god will forgive them if they buy a toy for their favorite son and only drop a twenty into the plate. I've watched them for more than 60 years. I know them like a book. About a year ago I was in a neighboring city. I was driving past a big mall and a new Cadillac Escalade merged in from my right. The first thing I noticed wasa golden Christian fish on the right rear of the vehicle. As he completed the merge in front of me I noticed a big bumper sticker which simply declared, "This Family Is Blessed!" I almost laughed out loud. I immediately thought of the nearly a billion, mostly children by default, who are starving or suffering from malnutrition. Who in the name of goodness is so absolutely convinced that they deserve new, luxurious vehicles when the new testament's basic theme is "Sell What You Have And Give It To The Poor" and "A Rich Man Has As Much Chance To Enter The Kingdom Of Gawd As A Camel Has To Pass Through The Eye Of A Needle"