posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 10:46 PM
reply to post by pierreletrek
Wow, your putting in your two Euros reminded me of the Bible story of the woman putting in her two mites. She gave what she had, whereas others who
gave much more gave because they had much more. She wasn't tight with her money, whereas others who have much more might be tight with theirs, the
love of money effect.
A couple of thoughts about water. I remember reading several years ago about villages in India, I believe, that had poor water quality but had cola
soda for sale in their markets. Shameful, poor/little/no water, but plenty soda to buy from international corporations. Another thing re water, such a
basic necessity for life currently is being sold as a commodity, i.e. privatized, in increasingly poorer countries--Dear God, how greedy, how loving
of money can people be?
Re wealth of churches. I am amazed at how Protestant churches used to go on and on about the Catholic church accumulating wealth, but now some of
those megachurches, televangelists and other ministries sure have accumulated lots of wealth, too. I guess they got jealous.
Well, re poor. Jesus said that there would always be poor, the Buddha said there is suffering in this world. There are groups and individuals who work
directly with the poor. There is a thread on BTS, the Soup Kitchen.