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"The poor you will always have with you" (Matthew 26:11).
It was sickening to see the black thuggres mocking the Catholics last night on the grammy's. The muslim Gangsta O hates Christians and will do every thing in his power to destroy them. http://www.breitbart.tv/cbs-grammys-mock-catholic-church/
Why do you assume right wing Christians have no compassion? The church is responsible for helping our neighbor, not the government.
Dude stay OFF facebook
Jesus has asked these questions before...Matthew 19:16-26The reply from the young man was silence.Most of us are wealthy beyond our knowledge. And I mean $$$. We (me included) tend to blame others less fortunate for their plight, or ignore it completely. The needy are out there.I won't be baited into a political discussion on this, because at its personal level it is not. I will close my reply by saying I hope WE all choose to give more to help this year.
You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.We have not done as a nation what was commanded for us to do and only now that it is convient do we turn to God and ask why he will not help us
Ah, but the leftists never understand that the "christian right" does believe in a personal moral imperative to help the less fortunate, as illustrated by the sheep and the goats. A poster to score cheap political points for the other side using the same religious theme might be:Do you really want to hear Jesus say: For I was jobless, and you told me that you supported extended unemployment benefits so I could get in line; I was homeless, and you chased me out of your air-conditioned, well-fed, internet-connected "occupy" camp; I was destitute, and you said unto me, "I've signed an online petition supporting higher taxes on other people and an increased welfare state. Be patient, for surely we'll eventually set up some Section 8 housing for you."
That is the result of Jesus listening to Limbaugh, levin, Hannity, and Newt.
Just u wait Omba will take care of youhe is wanting to spread the wealth around- It takes money to make money-A fact he doesn't have-I hate to say it but he will be reelected by the welfare states!I can't understand all the stupidpeople who are behind him- can't see him for what he is
Leftists create excellent posters. They are the creative class don't ya know.Moderates and conservatives build, fund, and manage shelters like the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth that actually help people.My old church fed the homeless for years without proselytizing to anyone. They stopped after multiple burglaries and a violent rape. They now send money to the food bank instead.
Taco Bell will hire anybody. There's no excuse for not doing SOMETHING...
How about this for a response "There has been much debate throughout 2009 and 2010 about societal responsibilities and obligations toward the unemployed, uninsured, and uneducated in our society. While many of those affected by economic downturns truly desire to work and can’t find employment, there are a number of U.S. citizens who have become generational welfare recipients, preferring to remain on the government dole. It is interesting to note that the biblical welfare system was a system of work (Leviticus 19:10, 23:22). The Bible is harsh in its condemnation of laziness (Proverbs 18:9). Paul makes the Christian work ethic abundantly clear: “If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially those of his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:28).In addition, Paul’s instruction to another church regarding those who preferred not to work was to “keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.” And he goes on to say, “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘If a man will not work, he shall not eat.’" Instead, Paul instructs those who had been idle: “Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:12)."
I find it interesting that those who disparage religion (and Christianity in particular) are always ready to format their argument as a "What would Jesus do?" I'm no Biblical scholar, but I don't recall stories of Jesus endorsing a government program. ("It's talking about the giving spirit," I hear you say. Look who gives the most to help the homeless, the hungry, the desitute and others in need.)
Do you really want to hear a Democrat or Liberal say......Too lazy to work and you like living on the streets do you say? You poor thing, you. I can't help you better yourself at all but, I can sure help you get you some free government assistance. You can stay on it as long as you please. We don't care. We want to keep you living the way you are because it helps our voter base.
It's time for the liberal weenie comments, I love those...lol
Oh ye gullible ones.Hath you no sense to know that 99% of ye folks living on welfare are simply no good lazy bums.Do ye research ye idiots.
The only thing in that picture that I care about is the dog.
OK, BG, I'll take a very short stab at it: No, I wouldn't want to hear Jesus say those things. But in the account we have, I don't read that Jesus said that Caesar should decree that half or less of us should be forced by threat of complete loss of personal liberty to be slaves to those who would do nothing to provide for themselves or their children. I don't believe that would be His answer if he were to be asked.
What is 'Get A Job' is what the person needs to hear the most?
That man is probably where he is because of choices he made in his life. I will feed him and I do make donations to help the poor. WARM in Decatur does a good job. I do not think that Jesus would feed a man who continues to destroy his body with drugs and alcohol. He would give him help once and then say, "go and sin no more".
It's like changing "Another one bites the dust" to "Another one rides the bus"....it's just plain wrong and immoral.
It's a trick question. There is no such thing as Jesus.
"If [America] is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it." --Stephen Colbert
I did not know that Kris Kristofferson had a dog. This picture made me think of his hit record "He's a Pilgrim" - "see him wasted on the sidwalk in his jacket and his jeans, wearing yesterdays misfortunes".
Lets legislate Jesus and his teachings. Surely the government can do that without messing it up.Ettas GGson
Charity, when forced, is NOT charity at all.Besides which, the government is never efficient at anything....why do you think the government can do a better job (than a private charity) helping the poor, especially when it gives people no incentive to rise above their circumstances?And when LBJ's War on Poverty did NOTHING to alleviate the problem, it only made it worse? Private charities have standards for the people that they help, and those standards enable people to overcome their hardships, and with dignity.Government does none of those things....once a government agency is established to help the poor, its sole purpose is to remain in existence and continually cite evidence that they have to remain in existence, NOT alleviate the problem!Try to refute me at your peril, Barry!
The first amendment would not allow the US Government to give help of any kind to Jesus. The reading of your blog makes that pretty clear!
LMAO Lefties sure don't want any religious indication ANYWHERE but they sure don't have a problem making up shiate like this.
Trimmed beard....$5Dog pinch collar....$7Pure bred German Sheppard....$2000Nick Nolte posing for Christian Left thinking no one will notice.....................priceless
You can only truly help those who help themselves. Anything else is enabling. I'm all for a hand up, and completely against a hand out.RJ
A point most on this blog ignore is the fact that many of these "poor, jobless, lazy, injured, etc." mostly men also have children. While expecting these jobless to do some kind of work, what happens to their numerous children in the meantime? Let 'em starve? Not only that but some want to make contraception or abortion more difficult to obtain.Where's the logic? Where's the compassion?
"And he will answer, 'I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me." Matthew 25:45As much as you may hate it, the Bible encourages to believe that the very man in the picture is actually Jesus and you refuse to recognize Him for you are blind. No one knows the man's story in the picture. Was he laid off by a man that lives in a 10,000 square foot mansion and drives a Mercedes? or is he just a man that made the wrong choice at 18 years old when he left home and could never get on his feet? Maybe he couldn't get on his feet because he came from a family with a history of mental illness? or he is a product of perpetual poverty?There but for the Grace of God go I. Do unto others as you would have done to you. Help. Sacrifice. Love. Care. i agree with 12:27, however, ignoring suffering, refusing to help solve a genuine hopeless situation, ignoring the realities that we have wrought, all while sitting on a mountain of gold, refusing to let go, refusing to invest, is no way to be a Christian. If it takes higher taxes to get someone to let go of the extra millions they have sitting in the bank to create jobs that people with a strong work ethic deserve, then I'm all for it. Shame.
Republican religious whack jobs not understanding why their religious hypocrisy is an issue? You don't say...Rage
I'm looking at a picture of an apparently physically-fit young-ish man who has not been keeping himself clean or groomed. He is sitting on the sidewalk. Perhaps he is tired from all of that work that he has done, today? But few people bring their dogs to work. Most likely, that man is mentally ill, abusing substances, or both. We don't have a national, state, or local policy to deal with such things. You want to deal with the homeless situation? The reality is that we must deal with the mental health situation. All we do now is put them in jail, and it makes me sick. That's not a policy; it's an injustice. --One Of The "Heartless", "Incapable" Guys Who Has To Jail Them Occasionally.
I consider myself to be Republican and Christian. I am not rich, in fact, I'm probably overdrawn right now. But I don't expect the government to save me. I volunteer for numerous charities, I work and so does my wife. I want to help people learn to help themselves and to protect children from parents who have made bad decisions. It is from my Christian background that I learned to love my neighbor. But nowhere did it say I have to support him. We have many programs that help the less fortunate and educational programs to help kids with needs. My kids are average to smart and get nothing extra. I'm trying to find what is expected of me.
432 - Do you really think that the money "sitting in the bank" is not at work? Do you believe that "the rich" are all like Scrooge McDuck, with their wealth consisting of a giant room full of gold coins? The Left's belief in caricatures is what makes it so easy for them to ignore facts. Their main point of reference is cartoons.
So we need a mysterious guy from 2000 years ago to tell us to do good things? We need an invisible spirit father in the sky to tell us to do good things? Dealing with social problems kind of bogs down when you bring hokey superstition into it, doesn't it? When the power company turns off your lights, you don't stand around in the dark saying, "What would Jesus do in this situation?" (Answer? He'd have wondered what a power company, or an electric light, was. And he'd be amazed at how we whine about our problems. Then he'd turn water into wine, make a feast from nothing, and go on another cruise with his boyz.)
516 - People who believe in that "hokey superstition" do the majority of giving, volunteering, and donating of their money, their time, and even their blood. So although one doesn't have to believe to do good work, that belief certainly has something going for it, wouldn't you say?
Wordkyle, there are more men and women who are poor and unemployeed that want to work and have a good work ethic as there are rich people that want to help.To look at it a different way, just as poor people who need help are all lumped together as being crazy, lazy, and stupid, I see no problem with characterizing rich people as being fat, rich, and greedy.
Matthew 19:16-2216 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good[e] Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good?[f] No one is good but One, that is, God.[g] But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’[h] and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”[i]20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth.[j] What do I still lack?”21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
612 - Who lumps poor and unemployed people together in the way you characterize? Certainly no serious person does. Again, you're using a caricature to justify your own prejudice.
I can do all those Christian Bible verses and all the Christian things mentioned in the above posts without giving this man money. Therefore, the gov and Obama do not need to take mine.
oops! almost missed it. Is that a pack of cigarettes in his left hand?????????????? where he get the money for that?
Welfare = Sterilization
Wordkyle, the following comments imply that the poor are as characterized:12:0912:2712:4312:4512:4712:55
859 - 12:09 didn't.It's a stretch to say 12:27 so characterized.It's also a stretch to say 12:47 did.12:55 didn't.Now, even if you had been correct, and all of them DID lump together the poor as "lazy, crazy and stupid," a provocative anonymous posting on a regional blog is not what a serious person would call serious.
Look, if it were not for the lazy slobs that refuse to work and will live on poverty row and take what handouts they can get when they are perfectly capable of working - then this "help those in need" thing would work. IF those in need are truly in need due to disability, temporary unemployment, etc. You folks who are soooooo ready to cast the stone to the right wing really need to throw those stones at the LAZY SLOBS who ruin the program!
Why is he skinny and dirty and the dog is fat and clean?
I'm guessing that 4:32 is a Methodist....why does those people believe the Socialist crap that they do?!?!?!
The photo is staged.
I have read, "Who Really Cares", by Brooks and through the book he seems to compare Religious Conservatives with Secular liberals. When you compare apples to apples there seems to be no difference between religious liberals and religious conservatives.This statistic was found in, oh no, another Arthur C. Brooks book called "Faith and Charitable Giving".Anyway, the religious is more likely to give of themselves than the secular. But they Tithe and that is calculated into the results. I wonder if people didn't have to tithe, if they would be so charitable.
absolutely hilarious that the left wants every reference to Christianity and the church totally OUT of sight.That is, until they think they can try to use it to justify the idiocy of the nanny/welfare state!!True compassion/giving doesn't need to be brow-beat into submission.that's why the right already has the market cornered on giving..
"Why is he skinny and dirty and the dog is fat and clean"Because the dog has the good sense to take care of himself, obviously this man doesn't!I am allergic to poor people!
i say send those job stealing meskins back to mexico with a welfare negro under each arm. maybe then the poor helpless and homeless white people could get a job. And another thing. when I was just a lad all the meskins drove old wore out farm trucks. Now they all have brand new Mescalades and pay no taxes. There kids are on free lunches at school and we the tax paying americans foot the bill. It is bullshit if you ask me. If we would have known then what we know now we would have milked our own damn cows. There is not an industry in america that has not been affected. Just ask any truck driver in Wise county what them good for nothing beaners have done for them.
RC - Early on, Brooks provides a summary comparing the giving habits of four groups: Religious Conservative, Secular Conservative, Secular Liberal and Religious Liberal. The bias you imply in Brooks's findings is absent from my copy of the book. Perhaps you could substantiate your implication.Your point about religion being the key to giving is correct. (One of my earlier points.) However, tithing is shown as a small part of the difference, and almost all of the first chapter of his book supports the point that Conservatives are more generous and compassionate than Liberals. The book contains lots of data regarding cultural issues and political points of view that I could take up a lot of space providing. However, Brooks summarizes his claim like this: "This book has shown that one of the greatest political hypocrisies of our time is the pious sloganeering about Liberals in America being more compassionate than Conservatives. This stereotype is false, and it is a disservice to our country."
10:02 my thinking also!!!
12:14 personifies Republican voters. No worry about 10:02, he probably doesn't vote.
Eat the poor.
I bet it smells really bad under his watch band.
What's wrong with Mehtodists? Those are the ones who are the boards in town, city councils, teachers, helping at various things in the community. Habitat says if it weren't for Methodists, their organization would be out of luck. I'm proud to be one, but I'm aboaut as far from being Socialist as I can.
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