Reply To The Tim Tebow Thing...........

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    ............We used to give to the Salvation Army but a few years ago they started pushing the church stuff so we bailed on them. We give what we can to Operation Smile Train....an organi ation which provides corrective surgery to 3rd world children born with cleft palates and or lips. I'll admit I don't give like I should but I've been retired for seventeen years.

    By the way....those Tebow, Petty foundations are a great way to provide $100K jobs for relatives. Bob Dole's wife drew $300,000 a year from the Red Cross for years.
     
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    I wasn't aware that the Salivation Army was all churchified these days.
     
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    We had been giving to them and them alone since I left the church in 1994. Take my word for it.....evidently they assumed that because we were fairly generous with our gifts that we were Christians....cost them a couple of grand a year.

    We pay for anywhere from six to ten smile train surgeries each year and until somebody thumps a bible will continue to do so.
     
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    Sorry bout that,


    1. This is amazing, why does a person who slams God at every turn bother to do anything good?
    2. There is no one to prove anything to in his mind, there is no God to him, there is no eternal reward for doing whats right for him, he hates everything good, and still finds some reason to do some good, as far as I can tell he is the anti-christ, he hates God so much, he goes out of his way to attack Jesus' followers, like those stories in the Bible, of a man who lived in a cave, and no man could tame him, cutting himself, not being able to be bound by chains, broke usunder.
    3. I think it must be a remnant of the earlier soul that used to live inside this person, who can't be hid, the main evil person that resides within him, more or less controls *all* aspects of his life, but this is amazing, and brings all sorts of questions to mind.
    4. The Salvation Army does so much good, and in his mind, he can't support it, because they do the good they do, for God, so he hates them.
    5. Keep your money, if you can't give to Gods work, doing good, just keep it, it will corrupt with you, you have it, Judas.


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    Oh I've told the story before. I was in a neighboring town passing a shopping mall when a shiny new Cadillac Escalade merged in from my right. The first thing I noticed was a gold "Christian Fish" decal on the back just beneath the rear window. As the driver completed the merge I saw a large bumper sticker, "This Family Is Blessed." My thoughts immediately went to the nearly a billion, mostly children, who are starving or suffering from malnutrition. Why would anyone....much less a Christian believe god wants them to drive a luxurious automobile while so many people are starving.

    Then it occurred to me that having been brainwashed as children people cannot be blamed for never knowing what's in the bible:

    Luke 16:19-31 (KJV) (Verse 19) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: (Vs 20) And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, (Vs 21) And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. (Vs 22) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; (Vs 23) And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. (Vs 24) And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. (Vs 25) But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. (Vs 26) And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. (Vs 27) Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: (Vs 28) For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. (Vs 29) Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. (Vs 30) And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. (Vs 31) And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
     
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    If you are looking for a secular charity Doctors Without Borders .

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    I helped contribute to this campaign and I hope you will too. :)
     
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    Holy cow, they won't give to the Salvation Army because they push a church thing?

    If you look at all MAJOR DISASTERS it's the Salvation Army who is always there.

    I have never seen a more bunch of PETTY people.
     
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    I believe you mean a bunch of more petty people
     
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    Yeah you are.
     
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    I've been doing very well so far.....'Course I'm just 77
     

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