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Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by neo96
And the state is loaded down with morals....right?????
You are on the wrong team dude.
Originally posted by KnowledgeSeeker81
reply to post by FidelityMusic
That's not the topic of talk here, not that we don't care / or it's a non-issue. It's not the subject being discussed in this discussion, find that one and talk there.
reply to post by Nyiah
If they both live here, they should both qualify for aid if they need it to the extent of transporting it across state lines. If they don't because of location, and cannot make their location suffice, they should move.
What I really don't get is ancient societies knew how to all work as a collective, to keep 1 person alive you need 1 person. When that ratio starts falling you have humans unwilling to self-suffice, but expect to live. Others will HAVE to contribute to that, think about how you feel when your TOLD to do something you don't like/agree with to help someone you don't care to.
Again, I am a very compassionate person, but I will always look for the root of any problem. In these countries there is massive problems of overpopulation....hmm. Go out and be productive 1st, and if you can't make it, then ask for help. Too many are flat out unwilling to even try
Deut. 15:7. If there is a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any of the towns of the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand to your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.
Deut. 26:12. When you have finished paying the complete tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and the widow, that they may eat in your towns, and be satisfied.
Lev. 19:19ff. Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the LORD your God.
Prov. 31:8ff. [Commandment to kings.] Open your mouth for the dumb, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
Is. 58:66ff. Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Jer. 22:3. Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
Luke 12:33. "Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near, nor moth destroys."
Luke 3:11. And [John the Baptist] would answer and say to them, "Let the man with two tunics share with him who has none, and let him who has food do likewise."