if religious people aren't that much better than theists morally, then why does it matter?
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Before his martyrdom, Saint Polycarp said "Eighty and six years, I have served Him and He has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my King and Savior?"
I'll be honest, I've asked that same question before, even recently. However, I then catch myself reflecting on the quote from Polycarp. In the Catholic Church, I hear people talk a lot about "ongoing conversion". This means that one should not see themselves as "good enough" because "... only God is good" (Mark 10:18). We need to continuously seek to confess our love for God by both word AND deed.
So if ten people are around you, all of them say "I love God", but only one acts on that love AND repents when he/she doesn't, you would do better to ask that person why they continue to believe in, love, and follow God than to look at the other nine and point out their hypocrisy and bad example.1