I believe most religions tell us to have compassion and to help the poor especially the children. Christian faith we are certainly told to do so.
I have had many conversations in social media with my Christian American friends about welfare for the poor. I often see belittling of the poor. Example, they should be drug tested. Much of this is brought on by ignorance thru false news posted on Facebook. Florida was the first state to implement drug testing for welfare/food stamps. Turns out the cost on the program cost the tax payers more than it saved. Turns out the poor use less drugs than the general public. But for me the bigger issue is in Christ message we don’t hear of excuses for not helping the poor.
The reason I hear for turning our back on refugees is usual fear and again ignorance. Fear of them being terrorists and ignorance of the vetting process. But again as a Christian we are told not to be afraid and to do what is right.
I started this blog because of my depression of the recent election in the USA. Not because the person I voted for lost because at 66, 1/2 of the people in my life have lost as president, but of the darkness of the person that won and how Americans would join the hate bigotry and fear. Now those things have become normalized.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
— Benjamin Franklin
What has depressed me most is the ignorance of good people of Christian faith. Friends and family that believe false news stories and conspriracy stuff. Belive global warming is false, ignorant of our history, and let fear override common sense. They ignore what scientist say and common people around the world can see, how all countries know that man has contributed to global warming. History can show us today what ignorance and fear and hatred of other religion, race has caused.
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address
Good people can not sit quietly and not condemn the hate fear and ignorance. If you sit quietly you are just as quilty!
I will close to day with beauty of everyday people and our planet.
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