OIC. I've said the same thing! Take the statement of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 25:31 to end. Jesus talks about the requirement for his followers to actively search out the needy (in hospitals, in poor houses, in prisons) and providing them with their needs. As an atheists, I see that as a solid precept. For Christians, that is a direct order from God - stating that failure gets you eternity in hell even if you are a staunch believer in god. We see Gandhi's philosophies (though he didn't threaten hell, obviously). There are various philosophies. I don't believe their direction on morality, etc., can be ignores simply because the philosophies have or don't have some connection to some god.