Recently I was wondering why so many criminals seem to be Christian and how they can be unphased by their crimes. The first notion that crossed my mind was that Christianity teaches that sin can be forgiven, that one can still get into heaven after they sin. But surely if they were concerned with others and wanted to be good people they wouldn’t hurt them or steal from them right? Why then do they still seem at ease committing a crime. Alas, Christianity does not teach or emphasize sympathy or empathy. A perfect Christian may never harm someone out of pure desire not to sin, without any consideration for how their actions may hurt others. A “weaker” Christian might succumb to sin, but still not be concerned with how their sins hurt other people. All Christianity teaches people is some accountability to a so called god, it does not teach accountability to other people, or even to ourselves. Christianity does seem like a good way to convince sociopaths to behave in a “moral” fashion, but it also seems to teach people to be sociopathic to some degree. They don’t care about their effect on other people, just about how some god will view their actions, and then seek forgiveness from god, not the people whom they’ve harmed.