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Had something to do with the whole "be in the world but not of the world" thingy.
originally posted by: randyvs
I don't know, I didn't realise I'd be advocating socialism.
I'm ready to bail out of every humanitarian thought I've
ever had now. Naaaaah, what may seem like socialism
under a democracy is still democracy. Even if it has to
barrow from socialism for humanitarian reasons. No?
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Anyone who has even a basic knowledge of The New Testament and political ideology must surely recognise numerous socialist elements to Jesus's teachings.
I have no argument here. I just wanted to make it clear that the OP was talking about Socialism.
I guess I just don't want you to look at the aggressive or stingy denominations & think they speak for all of the denominations. I'm not a Christian but I have tremendous respect for anyone who tries to help others. And there are plenty of Christian organizations, political parties, and government administrations that actually promote the Gospels.
True, if enough pitch in it would completely negate government costs, but how realistic do you think it would be to reach that quota?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
This is a great thread - and I'm very proud of you. FWIW.
The story of how Utah solved chronic homelessness begins in 2003, inside a cavernous Las Vegas banquet hall populated by droves of suits. The problem at hand was seemingly intractable. The number of chronic homeless had surged since the early 1970s. And related costs were soaring. A University of Pennsylvania study had just showed New York City was dropping a staggering $40,500 in annual costs on every homeless person with mental problems, who account for many of the chronically homeless. So that day, as officials spit-balled ideas, a social researcher named Sam Tsemberis stood to deliver what he framed as a surprisingly simple, cost-effective method of ending chronic homelessness.
Give homes to the homeless.
Meet Sam Tsemberis. According to academics and advocates, he’s all but solved chronic homelessness. His research, which commands the support of most scholars, has inspired policies across the nation, as well as in the District. The results have been staggering. Late last month, Utah, the latest laboratory for Tsemberis’s’s models, reported it has nearly eradicated chronic homelessness. Phoenix, an earlier test case, eliminated chronic homelessness among veterans. Then New Orleans housed every homeless veteran.