Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by BDBoop, Jul 27, 2011.
This should be interesting.
Is there anyone disputing that Jesus commanded us to help the poor?
This is correct.
Thats why there are no replies.
Christians refuse to admit the hypocrisy of their lives. Most, anyway
As long as by "help the poor" you aren't assuming the only and best way to do that is through big government bureacracies.
Conservative proverb: If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
Liberal proverb: If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish rather than give him a fish, you've lost a vote.
And, quoting someone who butters his bread with satire as 'the truth' is hysterical.
Good point. I would be interested in how many of those who regularly heap scorn on the poorest among us is actually helping anyone - and still believes themselves to be Christian.
You're still an idiot for quoting a satirist as 'the truth'.
Guess pulling oneself up by their bootstraps has gone out of style. Why pull yourself when somebody else will step in and do the pulling?
Christ neither called for looting your neighbor nor farming the helping of the sainted pooooooooor off onto Caesar.
But this one is the commonest of common misreadings of scripture, from those whose god is gubmint.
I was involved in a thread a few days ago and was very sad at many posters that seem to think that all our nations poor draw a government check. The many so called Christians on here only go to church to be seen, and maybe score some points with other hypocrites sitting on the pews.
I live among the poor,and let me tell you that they have a higher moral compass than most. They are the salt of the earth and most of them are happy. They are not concerned with keeping up with the Jones's and instill real values in their children.
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