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1? 2? 3? There Goes Another

By Peter Warren ·
In the world today, on each and every day of each and every year, a child starves to death or dies from hunger related diseases every three seconds. 1... 2? 3? there goes one. 1? 2? 3? and another 1? 2? 3? and another 1... .2? 3? one more???.

And what is the response of our government, the ?Christian values? people in power in America? The silence is deafening isn?t it.

1?2?3? another child 1?2?3? and another. While the ?Christian family values? Republicans plough hundreds of billions to the wealthiest Americans, while they pour hundreds of billions into Iraq, and hundreds more into our war machine, remember - 1? 2 ? 3? there goes another.

While the ?Christian? right fights against birth control, reproductive choice and AIDS vaccines; while it wastes our time and money on futile attempts to outlaw all things sexual outside of marriage between one man and one woman; while it rails against homosexuality and vilifies its opponents, remember - 1? 2? 3? another child gone.

While Republican supporters twist all logic in a vain attempt to be both Christian and free-market capitalists, remember - 1 ? 2 ? 3, another child dies

The farcical tragedy of America?s ?Christian family values? Republicans and ?Christian? right is that they are even less Christian than I am. 1? 2? 3? 1? 2? 3??................... ?????????????????????????????????????.

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your flaw

by TonytheTiger In reply to 1? 2? 3? There Goes Anoth ...

is that you think the government should be everybody's mommy.

Mere birth does not entitle one to a living. You have to force yourself to draw that first breath, and the same thing applies to everything after. If someone is WILLING to help, fine, but nobody has any right to burden themselves upon any other.

Some would say that is cold hearted but that would be a load of excrement. Tell me, which is more warm-hearted? Voluntarily caring for as many needy as you can, or being forced to do it?

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People like epw@... are always willing to give....

by maxwell edison In reply to your flaw

.....the shirt off someone else's back.

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and then

by jdclyde In reply to People like epw@... are ...

stand their thumping his/her chest on how compasionate he/she is.

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You too JD

by Peter Warren In reply to and then

Your shirt is safe.

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yet

by jdclyde In reply to You too JD

you have still done nothing to resolve any of the issues, or help ANYONE but yourself.

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Don't worry Max . . .

by Peter Warren In reply to People like epw@... are ...

... you can keep your shirt.

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You can't have your cake and eat it too

by Peter Warren In reply to your flaw

There seems to be a real disconnect here. I?m talking about innocent children starving to death unnecessarily and you?re promoting the benefits of self-reliance and preaching free market ideology.

If you want to be a strict free market advocate and allow that government has no role in the economy ? that?s fine. But don?t claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ at the same time. If you want to follow Christ ? that?s also fine. But don?t ascribe sacredness to free market capitalism at the same time.

You cannot truly follow Christ and answer the suffering of children with platitudes about the inappropriateness of government action to alleviate suffering. No one can claim to be Christian in one breath and then talk of being forced to help the needy in the next.

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It's not a job for governments

by TonytheTiger In reply to You can't have your cake ...

it's a job for people. Even Christ knew this.

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no adunlap

by jdclyde In reply to It's not a job for govern ...

pew wants to have the nanny state that takes care of the people that don't take care of themselves.

He likes it when the government subsidizes poverty to create a peasent class that will vote Democrat because that is where the next handout will come from.

What is Christian about telling people they are too stupid to compete and make their own way?

What is Christian about people that are as openly hateful as pew is?

And only a moron would think you have cake for any reason then to eat it. If you work hard in life (like SOME of us have done) and earn yourself some cake, enjoy it. I like cake.

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free market

by TonytheTiger In reply to You can't have your cake ...

Capitalism is the greatest invention of mankind to date. No, it is not perfect, but it has solved more of societies problems than all of the other 'isms' combined. It does this by using the very traits of humans that is the downfall of the other 'isms', greed and selfishness.

Unlike governments, who benefit from keeping people down, capitalism benefits by keeping them up; and 'up' people scare the **** out of governments, as they tend to put them in their proper place as servants to society.

Unfettered capitalism would fix ALL of the economic problems this world faces, and MOST of the non-economic ones as well.

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