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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Where I live there are several people who volunteer at local churches that cook one or two meals a week
    On Thursdays, one gentleman drives his Prius up to the clubhouse meeting room and unloads bread donated by the Publix grocery chain.
    A couple of weeks ago I helped him unload about 100 packages of bread. Usually there is less, but he said they “Only had 81 people” come to the church for a free meal.
    Sometimes on Saturdays another gentleman brings food from another grocery chain.
    The bread, cakes, pies, and sometimes half pints of milk are donated to the churches and what is left over is free for anyone here who just goes over to pick it up.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    My brother, neoconman – while posting vitriol – is doing so sarcastically. His point I am sure is that republican posters here when presented with foodstamps/welfare/unemployment increases bemoan the effort of the government in “feeding the poor” and yet show support for the “christian” effort to do the same thing.

    His error is that while the government does a good and necessary work it is done with taxes “required” to be given and therefore NOT charity while the work of the church is done with “contributions” freely given for that purpose.

    His second error is that the people receiving assistance from the government view that assistance as an “entitlement” something owed to them for some reason and it does indeed lead to dependency while those that receive help from a charity have a limited connection with no “program” required to continue. They have to show up to eat as it were.

    I will add my voice to yours. I hope the church gets back to what it is supposed to do though you and I may differ on what that is exactly.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Interesting POV. I’ll have to look some of that up.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    That was really funny. Sarcasm to answer sarcasm!

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    “we’ve started to go the wrong direction and abandon those who truely have no opportunities without help.”


    And all the government is doing is finger pointing at putting together effective programs for getting those people trained for a trade or profession to get them productive again. Easier to pour money down the rat hole of the military complex and waste our resources in wars defending people that hate us. The military budget more than doubled from the end of Clinton’s administration until this year. Obama doesn’t get a pass on this one as he’s just perpetuated the middle east conflicts and now wants to put troops in Africa and Australia so we can make a “presence.”

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ye shall know them by their fruits.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    SOCIALISM, by GOD!

  8. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    when I was 13 years old I asked why don’t we send them birth control.You feed them in 20 years you got 10 more you have to feed. I am sorry but to me if you want free food you need to be fixed so you can not have kids. this would help the enviorment that is getting destroyed because of to many people. How much of the rain forest has be cleared to feed all the people .This would also go for other people too

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Is this the “Clinton” reform you are talking about? Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. If so then comment on this fact:

    “The bill was a cornerstone of the Republican Contract with America and was introduced by Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL-22) who believed welfare was partly responsible for bringing immigrants to the United States”

    From here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Responsibility_and_Work_Opportunity_Act

    And Obama suggested a change.

    “Determined to destroy Bill Clinton’s signature achievement, President Obama’s administration has opened a loophole in the 1996 welfare reform legislation big enough to make the law ineffective. Its work requirement — the central feature of the legislation — has been diluted beyond recognition by the bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

    from here:

    http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/dick-morris/238501-obama-kills-welfare-reform

    So a “republican” idea becomes Clintons “signature” legislation? Go figure.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @ronald rini

    “when I was 13 years old I asked why don’t we send them birth control.You feed them in 20 years you got 10 more you have to feed. I am sorry but to me if you want free food you need to be fixed so you can not have kids. this would help the enviorment that is getting destroyed because of to many people. How much of the rain forest has be cleared to feed all the people .This would also go for other people too”

    Ah, there you go, a man after Hitler’s heart & mind. FYI, eugenics has not been very popular. Next it couls be you.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    OK I’m not aligning myself with ronald rini here but you said: " FYI, eugenics has not been very popular." and I beg to differ.

    Planned Parenthood, the first child of Margaret Sanger, is alive and well.

    In the 1920s various theories of eugenics were popular among intellectuals in the United States. Sanger, in her campaign to promote birth control, teamed with eugenics organizations such as the American Eugenics Society. Planned Parenthood issued a leaflet acknowledging that Sanger agreed with some of her contemporaries who advocated the voluntary hospitalization or sterilization of people with untreatable, disabling, hereditary conditions, and limits on the immigration of the diseased.

    Now i know that miss Margaret did not agree that race should be a factor in deciding birth control methods. But where do you find these clinics. who utilizes them most and how has that affect the demographic?

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    You reminded me of the story that I read last month about a guy who acccidently married his sister.
    If I recall right a lesbian went to two different sperm banks a few years apart and had two kids that were either taken away or put up for adoption.
    The two met, fell in love and married, and found out some time later they were brother and sister.
    I would supply a link but the pop-ups are too much.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

    Again, you need to reach for understanding rather than vitriol.

    I pretty sure that Jesus had no problem with taxes. I’m also sure his admonition to assist the “poor” was along the line laid out in Jewish Law. (Proverbs 14) “21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.” (Proverbs 28)27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse."

    He did it himself: Remember when the woman in Bethany poured oil on him? His followers were aghast at such waste and asked "9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. (Matt 26) Evidently, the group kept a “poor” box (which Judas would skim). Just saying.

    Jesus had a lot to say about the poor and how we should take care of them. Not once (and I challenge you to find one) did Jesus say “pay your taxes so the Roman government can feed the poor”.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    OK yeah, what a bummer (well maybe not) married to your half sister/brother.

    I got the link from the other thread. So what exactly is your opinion? Should they be separated now the marriage annulled and the children placed in foster care?

  15. chulo13

    chulo13 said, over 1 year ago

    I am not a Catholic, but seeing this, is an insult. Regardless of how the Catholic church has been handling certain scandals. This duty of feeding and helping the needy is our duty as good neighbors. One day one of you would end up needing the help of your neighbor and how would you feel being ignored. Is a shame, when someone is trying to do good others laugh, joke around and get paid for it!

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