posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 02:22 AM
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
It wasn't a barb directed at you specifically but rather a general observation. People often times consider themselves Christian and that they're
being charitable by giving a mere 10% (or less). 10% is a pittance and isn't what is actually taught. Keep perspective in mind too even if you're
poor and make $20,000 per year that's $20,000 more than those with nothing have. From their perspective you're rich, similarly most millionaires
don't consider themselves rich either because even a good portion of the top 1% lives paycheck to paycheck and they're often times exposed to people
with much more than they have.
It's easy to justify not giving.
Oh, I got that. It's just not entirely accurate. Most of the people with whom I associate regularly are Christian, and I know most give as they are
able. Most are NOT rich, or even close. Those that are do tend to give generously, however, as far as I have seen. Yes, I know that isn't always
the case. In fact, overall, people with less tend to give more than people with more. Maybe because those of us with less understand the need
In any case, the illegal issue isn't about charitable giving. The simple truth is that the nation cannot support an unending stream of poor people
from other countries. The end result is that we all have less, and all end up poor. That isn't the way to best help such people. Working with
their governments on plans to improve living where they are would be far more effective.
As for King, I think he's a weird dude. I have read and enjoyed some of his books, but most have too much of what I consider "juvenile" stuff in
them for my taste. The best way I can explain that is that it seems he's out for shock value sometimes, the same way some young boys of a certain
age (and yeah, some girls, too) are. Gross jokes, and that sort of thing. A lot of the stuff in many of the books feels like those old gross jokes
to me. Nothing wrong with that, necessarily, and he's clearly very popular; it just isn't something I can take too much of. His opinion here is
foolish. He's all concerned about these kids, but not at all about the people impacted by illegals, or the crimes committed, or the very real
financial strains on the system; it's all about calling names for him, while he seems to do nothing himself.
Too many celebrities are like that. All talk and lofty sounding ideas, but not much substance. I'd bet if they were crossing his land and leaving
tons of trash all over it, he'd sing a different tune.