Re: Why myths about poor endureApr 16th, 2007
Sorry...here endeth the lesson....
Yeah, more unadmirable behavior is routinely performed by gov'ts. Why the hell do we even have gov'ts if it can't do its work properly?
Feel free anyone to call me a rabid socialist, but there is no excuse what-so-ever in a country as rich as ours for people to be in such dire straights, whether it is their own fault or not. It is our moral obligation to ensure that all the citizens of this country have a comfortable life. Why can't the governments really help these people?
Here's another example that puzzles me. One of my families is a man and woman(not married but they think I don't know that ), with three kids. Man works at a minimum wage job and they receive supplements from Social Services. Here's the odd thing, they would get more if he actually quit his job. Soc. Services takes off almost 3/4 of their support cheque because he is working. In other words, they can't possibly get ahead as a family and will stay in this rut for the forseeable future.
And so? This means we must not try and help those less fortunate than ourselves? That we should not offer compassion and support as a society because of this one "OUT OF CONTEXT" verse of Scripture? Are you implying Jesus condoned poverty and supported it?
Sorry to ramble, but frankly I get so sick to death of people pulling pieces of the Bible out of the air out of context to the passage it was taken from.
Ah, if only he understood the context. That's one of the problems with these priests, they're very unschooled in the meaning of the Bible. Silly creatures.
"A person that is poor, pays more for necessities, then someone who wealth."
I find poor people to purchase lower end products(necessities), and therefore have to purchase more then if they were to purchase a quality item.
A poor person purchases second hand clothing. The life spend of the clothing is greatly reduced. this person goes back and purchases more in a given year. Transportation costs, time loss, and quaint rises.
Why not buy it new? IE. a pair of chains at Zellers for $20.00. 1 trip. by bus $6.00 verses 3 pairs at a thrift shop totaling $30.00 and 3 trips by bus $18.00.
Are you, let me see if I get this, suggesting I have NOT read this passage in context? Pay tell, do give me your exegesis of the passage. Remember it must be consistent with the faith as it has always been known and taught , and not some off the wall "the Holy Ghost whispered in my ear" mumbo-jumbo type of explanation.
There is something very wrong with this picture. Why give to anyone who is not within the national borders, or fight wars for whatever honorable reason when people are clinging to desperation wondering how they will survive month after month under conditions worse than prison itself.