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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    and he is ……. right.

    However, how do you do that with government?

    governments are corrupt (uhh so is religion and remember in the past religion was government)

    It is up to each one of us individually to reflect the proper characteristics that would solve the problem.

    Who is it that can unite the world to strive for a common goal? All nations working together to accomplish it. And who will PAY for it?

    Seems to me in my dim little world, where I have been told I am too simple minded, that those that want to run the world would be better served with all people working together, being able to live free from fear (food, shelter, health care) able to raise children, striving for the overall success of the human species.

    But they would rather spend their time on that yacht with the buxom babes (or hunky dudes) indulging in all things hedonistic as they peruse their latest bank statement heralding the last addition bringing their total worth into the billions.

    Money is power.
    Power corrupts.
    absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    But the Pope remembers the words of James “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
    16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?”

    You may not believe, but there always comes a day when you reap what you have sown.

  2. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruce———Your quote from James and all other Bible quotes are not teaching secular governments to “equalize” citizen incomes!!
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    And the only Biblical theocracy was the original Jewish nation under the Laws of Moses given by God. Those laws had long-term “corrections” to help the poorer people. But it was not a Socialist or Marxist type of government that teaches the State is the Idol to worship. It was “theo”-cracy because God was the only entity to worship. All others were Idols and it was a Sin to be an Idolator.
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    Bible teaches Voluntary and Private charity for the poor.
    The “day of reaping what was sown” is the Final Judgment in Heaven.

  3. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, about 3 years ago

    The Jews were to leave the produce at the edge of their land so that the poor could pick it up. This is what helped Ruth survive till she remarried. It was not Marxist but did take care of the poor.

  4. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 3 years ago

    You will never eliminate income inequality. It is impossible.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    OK and what then is your point?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Again, that is probably true.

    However, the concepts invoked by the global village elders, promoted by Jesus and his original 12 if practiced by the wealthy would provide gainful employment and thus wealth would be “redistributed”.

    Everything in the universe is cyclic. Why does wealth stop with one man?

  7. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, about 3 years ago

    No, actually that does nothing; the profits remain in the hands of the rich. The real way is to greatly increase taxes on the rich and on corporations, and tariffs to punish those who unpatriotically move their profits overseas.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Tell me Doc, how many meals did you personally provide for those not in your immediate circle of friends and relatives this past year?

    Have you personally gone down to the local food kitchen and help prepare food for those in need?

    Or maybe you have bought canned goods and dry goods and donated them to the local food bank.

    OR do you follow a daily routine without thinking about anything but your personal needs and expect that the government will seek out and provide for the needy?

    I don’t have a clue how it is done in Canada, but I am sure there is some kind of plan somewhere.

    Stil, wouldn’t it be better if rather than providing a hot meal a day, those with the means to do so would train and employee those that are in need so they could earn a paycheck and be self sufficient?

    A common goal.

    A way to unite all humans.

    A project to advance the human race.

    But I suppose – if everyone could agree on a set number – each person could be allowed a specific credit, “x” amount of living space and assigned duties. Anything extra would require actual work…….hahahahahaha

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago
    @disgustedtaxpayer
    OK and what then is your point?
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    my point is aimed at giving Bible facts to deter leaders like the Jesuit Pope using Marxism against capitalism to “justify”
    using the “State” (government) to forcefully “equalize incomes”, and US Prez Obama jumped immediately on the Pope’s bandwagon and many citizens of the Liberal persuasion with him, no doubt.
    -
    My point is that secular governments do not have God’s command to “redistribute wealth” using income inequality as the excuse. Jesus said we would always have the Poor with us in society…..under men’s rule. If every neighbor helped his neighborhood when needs arise, that would be obeying God’s Law to share with others what God has blessed you with. And as Rush pointed out on his radio program, Capitalism has raised more common folk out of poverty than any other type of government, while socialist governments merely equalize Misery and also Kill citizens….USSR, Red China, Cuba….wherever it is tried, it fails.

  10. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    How hypocritical…
    .
    The Catholic church sits upon and commands riches beyond the common man’s imagination.
    I’ll pay more attention to the Popes advice in this area when the Catholic church begins selling off its riches and giving the profits to the poor of the world.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, an example of thinking out of the box is one of the places I help.

    The woman in charge owns a natural food store. She offers some items only found at her store because they are her recipe. She is building a place to manufacture those items BUT has included building that will house 40 people. Those who are willing to learn and work are being trained in the operation of that factory. They are housed in the facility and produce the items. After training she helps them to move on to gainful employment elsewhere and starts again with another homeless person.

    The project is supported by proceeds from the manufacturing and sales of the items.

    Of course, it only works if the “owner” plows the “profit” back into the system.

    (snakyness on, sorry)

    Homeless people?? IN CANADA??
    I thought Mommy Government had all that taken care of….

    (Snarkyness off)

    But keep up the good works Doc. One day maybe we can all realize that our happiness does not stem from our possessions.

  12. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, almost 3 years ago

    There is enough charitable will to feed the masses, however, government has usurped the role of charitable organizations by robbing those who have a surplus – and would like to give – of their income and the means to give.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Long-haired preachers come out every night
    Try to tell you what’s wrong and what’s right
    But when asked about something to eat
    They will answer in voices so sweet
    +
    ‘You will eat, by and by,
    In that glorious land above the sky
    Work and pray, live on hay -
    You’ll get pie in the sky when you die’ – that’s a lie!
    +
    And the Starvation Army they play
    And they sing and the clap and they pray
    Till they get all your coin on the drum
    Then they’ll tell you when you’re on the bum . . .
    +
    Holy Rollers and Jumpers come out
    And they sing and they clap and they shout
    ‘Give your money to Jesus,’ they say,
    ‘He will cure all diseases today . . .
    +
    Working folks of all countries, unite
    Side by side we for freedom will fight
    When the world and it’s wealth we have gained
    To the grafters we’ll sing this refrain:
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    You will eat, by and by,
    When you’ve learned how to cook and how to fry
    Chop some wood, it’ll do you good
    Then you’ll eat in the sweet by and by – that’s no lie!
    +
    Joe Hill

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    And there you go again throwing out insults simply because you do not understand the answer to your question.

    Charity has limits.

    It takes some one that is willing to risk their own means of support to build and provide a way for those in need of charity to work and earn their own way.

    There are tons of people with trillions of bucks that could – if so inclined – make jobs that improve the human condition and build a way forward for the human race.

    Government is too corrupt to do anything that does not benefit the “party” and the aspirations of the individual politicians (ie staying at the public trough long enough to become millionaires).

    I thought you were intelligent enough to read between the lines but I guess not.

    So other than volunteering at the shelter, what have you done to permanently lift just one homeless person up?

    Give one a regular job? You make enough as a “professor” to hire some domestic help. Pick one at the shelter and pay that person a living wage. NO?

    And yes, personal responsibility is a key component as are government programs.

    But is it better for the government to give a weekly check or is it better for government to give the check and require a service so that the check becomes compensation for that service rather than a hand out?

    You’re the smart one (well according to you anyway) I don’t see you offering any solutions either.

  15. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually everything I said was perfectly on topic. You simply don’t like the connection. You will never solve the problem of the poor, but if forcing people and stealing is wrong, then what would you do? This world is declining because it has turned from its Creator, not because he has turned away from us. The suffering and shortages are because we told him we could run things better on our own, so he allowed us the chance, and this mess is the result.

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