So, I was little surprised to find this today.
One thing the world is short of...is the demonstration of human compassion for another without the promise of reward.
— Pastor John Hagee (@PastorJohnHagee) December 9, 2012
He's completely right. It's a statement I would expect an atheist to make, not a Christian preacher. One of the replies covers it well.
@pastorjohnhagee which is why atheists are (often) morally superior. When they do good, it's just for goodness sake. #humanism
— Lucifer Lightbringer (@luciferislove) December 9, 2012
Their promise of a reward is one of the most common things I hear from Christians. When you think you're getting a reward of eternal bliss, you don't really get to claim you're doing something with the promise of a reward.
For atheists, when we do good, not only are we doing with the promise of a reward, we're doing it with Christians constantly telling us we're going to Hell no matter how much good we do.