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originally posted by: Seede
a reply to: Cheddarhead
But if that's true, how does Pope Francis read the same scripture and have a totally opposite interpretation? He has upset the Religious Right many times with his opinions. Pat Robertson and the Religious Right have a nasty, uncaring mindset and use scripture to justify it.
Are you implying there are religious right and religious left? Are you saying that you have the gift of sorting out right from left in religions? Never heard that expression before. What was Jesus? Right or left? Is left good or is right good? Maybe both? So the pope upsets the right so you are saying the pope is the left?
As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
FYI, I'm not exactly a big believer in Jesus in the first place so when it comes down to "what would Jesus Do?" I think it's kind of a silly question. But then I'm not a Christian. But Pat is and if he or you think Jesus as told about in the bible would advise people to let others starve in the street, then you're both crazy.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 9% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.
Roughly 45% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.
Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50.
America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.
About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
Why are veterans homeless?
In addition to the complex set of factors influencing all homelessness – extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care – a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse, which are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks. Additionally, military occupations and training are not always transferable to the civilian workforce, placing some veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment.
A top priority for homeless veterans is secure, safe, clean housing that offers a supportive environment free of drugs and alcohol.
originally posted by: Joecanada11
Lol so much talk so little facts. By choice ! Like anyone would really choose to live on the streets. Come on now.
I sure as sh*t wouldn't get on TV and tell everyone watching that as a Someone who Speaks for Christians as Pat Roberson allegedly does that "let them starve in the streets" is my advice to them. FYI, I'm not exactly a big believer in Jesus in the first place so when it comes down to "what would Jesus Do?" I think it's kind of a silly question. But then I'm not a Christian. But Pat is and if he or you think Jesus as told about in the bible would advise people to let others starve in the street, then you're both crazy.
originally posted by: Joecanada11
This one is classic. Old Robert Tilton in his glory days. This guy robbed people of over a hundred million with lies like this.
First of all that aren't the words of Jesus anyway. Paul wrote that. Second of all, who says they don't work??? Just because you are shooting up doesn't mean you're a bum on the streets. Heroin and opiate addiction hits every class. But I don't need to tell you that. But hey, if you agree with that message good for you. You and Robertson should get along great then as you pass judgement and lack pity for those who you feel should starve to death. That's your choice to make. I'm not stopping you.
originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
a reply to: mOjOm
I keep wondering why on Earth Robertson is still on the air. He's increasingly addled frankly. He spouts absolute nonsense and cloaks it in faux-religious rubbish. Are they that desperate for ratings and cash?