• That's a mighty broad paintbrush you're using.
  • Of course there are alternatives. I know the Religious Right also identify as Christian Conservatives. I believe both terms are oxymorons. This 'pull yourself up by your bootstraps' mentality directly contradicts the teachings of Yeshua. Of course, most Christian practice contradicts Yeshua's teachings... Matthew 25:31-46 (from the Sermon on the Mount) "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 'The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
    • Linda Joy
      It also says you shall eat by the sweat of your brow and 6 days shalt thou labor! The rich are already being forced to support the poor through taxes!
  • If I want to develop huge muscles, I need to lift heavy weight on a regular basis. If I ask you to lift it for me, it does me no good. I think the "alternatives" do more harm than good. A person who works his way out poverty will develop a certain type of tenacity that the average person doesn't have.
  • I'm not sure if I am either one of those and I prefer that everyone has a job - but the rub is in the details; just me wanting it so don't make one avaiable. +5
  • Subjugation and enslavement of Christian Conservatives by the "people of color" so that they may toil for the benefit the downtrodden. I'm for that. Of course, the Christian Conservatives might actually show some "Christian Values" for a change and actually try and help the miserable lot of the downtrodden - but that is a bit much to hope for isn't it? Nah! Screw the poor - let's instead enslave both the down trodden and the selfish Christian wackjobs and build up the Atheist Liberal bank accounts instead. There's an agenda I can certainly support! Keep smiling!
  • Yes, suck Government tit and become dependant.
  • there is a diffrence in getting help or exploiting the government.
  • Get HELP from Christian conservatives? That will be the day. I wouldn't take that kind of help that always comes with a price.
  • This is a very racist question. Is there some reason you don't think people of color are capable of bettering their lives on their own? Do you think people of color don't have the intelligence or skills to get out of their situation? Conservatives believe they do, and all over the country there are free Christian programs to help these people do it. I've told you in another thread how Christian Conservatives are statistically known for donating money and volunteering for the poor more than secular Liberals are. In my town we have free daycare, employment services, job skill training, etc. All of it is free and supported by donations. My church once adopted a small town in Kentucky where people lived in shacks with no pluming or electricity. Their poverty was 100 times worse than any situation in the projects. We bought them new trailers, paid electric bills, and bought them clothes and food. We helped support 50 families. After a few years of this we learned that we weren't helping these people, we were enabling them. They got greedy and started demanding satellite TV, cell phones, etc. We had to stop doing it. This is exactly what government programs do, they enable poverty. They don't help people have better lives.
  • You don't appear to be very familiar with Christian conservatives. Ask questions about that which you are familiar.
  • Christian conservatives tend to BE poor. They still give money to charities - and not only religious ones. . No one prefers that 'people of color' work their way out of poverty. Do you really believe that 'people of color' are the only poor? Poor people come in all colors including white. . People's attitudes towards how much of the money they earn should be extracted from them and given to people who didn't earn money have nothing to do with race and everything to do with wanting to keep more of the money they earned. . Only in extremist liberal* fever dreams are there legions of white conservative Christians furious at the notion that their tax dollars might end up in the pockets of poor black people. ____________________________________________________ * In no way am I trying to do a Rush here and suggest that this perfectly exemplifies liberals or that most liberals feel this way - that's why I use the phrase 'fever dreams'.
  • NEWS FLASH: "People of color are not the only downtrodden." When the opportunities are there anyone can work their way out of poverty. Governments step in to help the downtrodden when there is no other solution. The way a country deals with the poor is a reflection of the society.
  • Wow, You mean they would have to work their way out of poverty just like the rest of us? How horribly unfair!
  • It's funny how the liberal left always wants to use God as a way to help the "downtrodden" but dismiss God when it comes to abortion. Convenience or hypocrisy?
  • Yeah they can get a job! People of color my ass! Have you ever stopped to think why it is people of color are always the poor ones? Every other ethnic group has managed to WORK their way up out of poverty once they come here! Maybe people of color need to become people of work instead of being whiners who want others to support them! The Bible says you shall eat by the sweat of your brow and 6 days shalt thou labor! It also says pay your debts! I don't care what color the poor person is, they need to learn how to budget and pay their bills and stop expecting a check for doing nothing! And yes, PEOPLE OF COLOR DO THIS ALL THE TIME TOO WHEN THEY MAKE THE EFFORT! PEOPLE OF COLOR NEED TO QUIT USING COLOR AS SOME KIND OF PROOF THEY ARE INFERIOR! THEY ARE JUST AS CAPABLE AS EVERYONE ELSE! They just need to quit whining and prove it!
    • Linda Joy
      Genesis 3:19" In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," Exedous 20:9"Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:" This is one of the Big Ten, by the way!

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