29
Dec
09

What is the greatest thing that you have done for others?

(This is the fourth question in Brett Keane’s Atheist Challenge)

What is the greatest thing that you have done for others?

I’m not sure how comfortable I am answering this question, as it might seem to be too much like boasting, and I’m not usually comfortable with talking about myself in that way.

The only answer I would be willing to give is this: I often do good things for people to make them feel good (or just better). This makes myself feel better, too, so it’s not a completely selfless act.

I don’t feel that this makes me a better person than anyone else, however – there are a lot of people who do a lot more than

“Greatest” seems like a matter of opinion. As I alluded to in my last post, my favorite thing to do for others is to make them happy – through performance, artistic expression, or just by being there for them when they need it.  Whether that is “great” or not is for them to decide.

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2 Responses to “What is the greatest thing that you have done for others?”


  1. January 1, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I can’t remember one specific event… I’ve done a lot of nice things for people…


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I am an atheist, a person who does not believe in the existence of any gods.

Many people don't know a lot about atheists, and have questions about them. In this blog, I do my best to answer them, to help build an understanding between atheists and theists.

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