posted on May, 24 2011 @ 08:55 AM
reply to post by aboutface
Well while some are calling for forgiveness, why I don't really know, because we should be judging the action, not the person.
By way of explanation, I'm just working to realize what my claimed faith actually means in my life...read Matthew chapter 5 in the christian bible
for clarity on what I'm working with. I know I can only speak for myself on this, as well as how I would *wish* to someday see the entire world.
And agreed, we should definitely be judging the action - in addition to correcting the man ('love the sinner - hate the sin').
In this situation I would prefer to see justice done. A person in the position of leadership who asks for the trust of his followers can expect
to have a certain number of *vulnerable* people in that group. There are laws to protect the vulnerable, and in this case the laws should be applied.
If upon investigation he is proven incompetent, then the radio licensing could be reviewed in order to protect the public from a scam, for instance.
He could be forced to return the moneys, etc.
I have to agree, but also admit this is a muddled situation. There are shades of confidence scam (I don't see that intent here, though), but a
long-standing rule in consumer markets is "Buyer beware". Politically I'm libertarian and this somewhat falls under a breach of contract
situation, for lack of a better term - so if there were any legal terms or promises broken, those so harmed are fully justified to pursue any avenues
they have under the law to try to reclaim their investments, as well as prevent further harm.
Also, back to the bible angle, I believe Camping's ministry should definitely should return anything they can to any who seek such from them.
Matthew 5.23-25 and 40-42 seem to apply directly here. Apologies for any confusion, I'm definitely not saying we should just disregard the