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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

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When shall we have the courage to outgrow the charity mentality and see that at the bottom of all relations between rich and poor there is a problem of justice?

- Dom Helder Camara

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David S.

posted March 23, 2007 at 2:14 am


With all due respect to Mr.(?) Camara, it is precisely the lack of a “charity mentality” that breeds the “problem of justice.” Charity is disinterested kindness, a giving of oneself because of the rightness of the gift… and the rightness of the gift is–you guessed it–justice. Justice is honorable in and of itself. But it is incomplete without a spirit of charity. And the spirit of charity is incomplete if it does not spring forth from the person of Jesus Christ.



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Donny

posted March 23, 2007 at 4:52 pm


It is not justice that seperates those that have from those that have not. It is the content of their character. The poor in America are lacking morality, decency and goodness in their own lives. How many poor neighborhoods are the most violent places in the United States?Every one of themHow many poor people act as decadent and immoral as even the richest reprobate Hollywood has to offer? Listen to Rap. And every one of them votes Democrat if they vote at all. It’s time for the movement of Martin Luther King Jr., and his dream, to face the truth. I was once very poor. In spirit, behaviors and position in life.I changed the content of my character and the actions and behaviors followed. I now own my own home. No, not in California. Only the exceedingly rich and Democrat can own homes there.I moved up in the world from death to life in Christ Jesus and from a world like Sodom to better world in real America.



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neuro_nurse

posted March 23, 2007 at 8:17 pm


Donny, What I hear you saying is that the poor are to blame for their impoverishment, is that correct? If that is true, then who deserves our charity?



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solrev

posted March 24, 2007 at 2:41 am


If you think poor kneighborhoods are violent, just you wait. The destruction of the US is being engineered and when the collapse comes who will you kill to live. Read revellations 18:11-13 When the merchants of the earth will not mourn over her… We are history.



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