Friday, April 3, 2009


Why is it that so many of my fellow Christians want the government to stay out of the religious realm of charity and caring for the poor (because big government is anti-God...), YET want the government to be dominant in denying equal rights based on our religious views?

Seems like hypocrisy to me. Thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you misunderstand the definition of charity. Charity is what Christ preached where a man freely chooses to give of himself to another. In the process, both the giver and the receiver are uplifted. If you FORCE the giver to give, you don't have charity, you have socialism. Free agency is destroyed and thus neither one is uplifted.
I think it's great when people freely give to help the poor, and you made a good point of that in your earlier post, encouraging Christians to step up and do more, but government welfare IS NOT charity. It creates dependency, victims, and rightfully bitter affluent Americans. Government thinks that they know better what to do with the people's money than they themselves do. You can't force charity.