Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Dilbert's view on giving to the poor
Today's post is about how religion shapes our giving to the poor.
Check it out.
Some great comments people have left on his post:
Rick Miller said:
"In reality the guy buying his second iPod just doesn't want to admit to himself that he doesn't care about those distant strangers except when he's in church "being christian". He might even drop an extra dollar in the offering plate to help them, as long as he doesn't have to think about them after he leaves the church."
"The poor are a gift from God, realized by anyone who has sacrificed to make a difference in their lives. If you choose not to accept the gift that's okay too, but you are actually the one who is missing out.
It's reverse logic, same as a leap of faith. You twist yourself up within your little connundrum and focus on the wrong thing. As good ole Saint Francis said, "It is in giving that we receive." If you don't believe it, just try it. So, number seven would be:
7. I lack enough faith to believe what He said: that in helping others I am really helping myself. But I'm working on it..."
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