I was reading on another thread where it was asserted that a society living by Christian values would have less crime, and in general a better place to live. On a fundamental level I agree. But what exactly are "Christian values"? If you take away the obligatory belief in the Trinity, what are The Christian values we hear so much about? Love your neighbor (and your enemies) as you love yourself? Honor your parents? Kill no-one, don't steal from them or lust after their wife or property, don't lie? Basically this is just a more detailed version of The Golden Rule. Is this a good summary of Christian Values? If not, let me hear your version. How do Christian Values differ from the values of say....theJews, or the Hindus, Buddists, Taoists, or any other non-Muslim religion? But the biggest question is: can a society live by these Christian values without necessarily believing in the religious doctrine? It seems to me the answer is clearly yes. And if the answer is yes, then there is no basis or justification for Christians to demonize or demean non-believers' morals and ethics. If the answer is yes, why can't we get along with the business of making our society a better one, without bringing religious beliefs into the equation? Religious beliefs and differences in beliefs have historically been far more devisive than unifying forces. What say ye?