Originally posted by apushforenlightment
Is that not like blaming the Christians religon for there being homless people in the system of capitalist republic of USA?
Are we entering a political debate? What does Christianity have to do with homeless people here? There are many Christian organizations helping
homeless and hungry people. We have homeless shelters and food banks run from churches. Christianity and the capitalist system have nothing to do with
Why are there so many homeless people? Are they all homeless because Christianity forced them into that? Absolutely not. In fact, Christianity in this
country does not encourage homelessness at all. Judaism and Islam do not encourage homelessness and all three religions in this country do attempt to
help those who are homeless and starving.
However, in the caste system which is solely, completely, absolutely a religious concept within Hinduism, is still a problem in India. But, in India,
the government is attempting to remove the caste system by allowing "Untouchables" to have jobs and receive help. But the caste system remains
within the religious expression. We are not looking at the government or the state of India with that perspective, we are looking at those who promote
it, the religious adherents.
I think it is unfairly equating religion and government, which are separated in this country. Yes, Christians do say what they feel is right, the same
as other religions do. But what people must understand is this, when a Proposition passes into law it is because a majority of those living in that
area voted on it. If the majority in an area are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or whatever, votes then democracy has worked, even if the outcome is not one
approved by another religious group or secular group. They had the right to vote their conscience, even if it is disagreeable to others.
Christianity does not promote homelessness and runs homeless shelters and food banks. But Christians know that they cannot force the government to
make decisions. What they can do is explain their position and allow their followers to vote.
History has proven this, the Abolitionist movement began in churches. There were Christians who had slaves and there were Christians who did not have
slaves. But the opposition to slavery began in churches, and imagine if it never happened.