Hi guys, anyone know are there any big charity organization that help to anti-poverty in the world?
Well, maybe you've never met anyone who's worked with the poor. For instance, the Salvation Army doesn't overly rant on and on about their community work, they just get ahead and do it - all very "low-key". The Smith Family, Anglicare also are quite low-key in their activities, not drawing attention to all the work they do (after all, those in poverty still deserve privacy and respect). There are some members of my Church who have committed a lot of their life specifically to helping the poor here in Canberra. One couple, for instance, had been taking in homeless youths they found on the streets to live in their home for many, many years. As far as I'm aware they never solicited money from anyone to assist them to do this.I don't trust those places. I mean how do they find the poor? Do they go through people's bank accounts or something? And how come we are always hearing that they need to raise funds, yet we do not hear anything about those funds being put into use? And why is it that people who run these type of groups are always in outstanding financial status?
Unfortunately governments have 'ways' to ensure they get their cut, so that only leaves giving directly.Make sure you choose one that gives it to the community, and not to the government.
-NEG rep. :mad2: And I see doing that removed a bar from your reputation - Good.@ Meksilon
I'm sorry to say this, but you sir are the ignorant one. Based on your post I can assume that you will believe whatever you hear from the media and your view of the world is everyone standing in a circle, holding hands and singing songs.
If they didn't pay their staff then all 500 paid employees would be taking money from Centrelink - is that what you want? Think before you say something stupid. The fact that they pay their full time employees is a good thing because it means they are not exploiting government welfare.Smith Family: Founded by business men. Has over 500 paid employees. That's an enterprise right there. Where does the money come from to pay for the staff?
I'm not even going to justify that by clicking the link. Sexual assault happens? WOW you are so very well informed aren't you? Ever met any children that have been sexually assaulted? There are 4 such children who go to my Church. They go with their legal guardians who are Christians because their parent's (and specifically their mother's) group of friends is a bunch of paedophiles. Those non-Christians are the real enemy to children, and you're deliberately distorting the truth by selectively quoting facts out of context.
Have you met anyone who works for Anglicare? I've met several. Have you met anyone from the Salvation Army Church? I've met several.Anglicare: Church backing. Churches have priests. And what are priests well-known for these days? That's right! Sexual abuse of little kids. And don't try to pull that different church crap with me, they all believe in Jesus. (Except churches with commercial interest)
Straw Man Argument.People these days are crooks. It's pretty much every man for himself. If your vision of the world was true, then we would not have poverty in the first place to begin with, and scamming people would not be possible by being masked as charity.
Are we now going to get into a discussion about communism Vs capitalism? Are you happy to support these communist ideals:Furthermore, I am not a communist,
Great, so lets abolish universal healthcare, and public education then? Do you know what kind of a person you are Sep? You look at something, and you think "wow this must be bad because it doesn't directly benefit me". Yeah it's as simple as that, for someone who makes the outrageous claim that I and out of touch with reality you are not doing a very good job of being in-touch yourself. So a few Church clergy have been involved with paedophilia - so what? How does that change the fact that the vast majority of child sexual abuse happens in the home? If you care so much about preventing child abuse, shouldn't you be tackling that issue first and foremost before worrying about the odd church here and there that doesn't have sufficient safe guards in place?so I don't believe people who have no education or are too lazy to get a job should have the same financial status as me. I work my --- off day and night, so I can pay my bills, why shouldn't they?
I never said that, stop misquoting me and making srawmans. :mad2:you comments about none of them being Christian are just asinine.
Quite easily, when you know many friends and family friends and Church members and friends of the Church who are involved in community work.how the hell would you know what they are?
Depends what you're talking about - if I was to pull an example out like indigenous child abuse in the Northern Territory (the part of Australia with the highest level of child abuse) I could tell you, for instance, that one of the largest problems is alcohol abuse (which is why it's now a dry state), and what happens is alcohol ruins Aboriginals. Then, seeing this is a vulnerable community in come the convicted paedophiles who don't want to go back to gaol and need somewhere to hide. They come in, join the communities, abuse the children - then 9, 10 and 11 year olds start giving birth to children, and they raise their children in this environment, and after a while it's just accepted in the community that this is the way it is.you best friends with them and know what religion they are? fact is that they could be anything.
Wth is a "Cristian"!?!? Is this some new race I've never heard of?methodcomptech said:Ben, that is very non Cristian, so, i cant read it. and meksilons comments piss me off so much that i just cant comment on anything he says anymore. matter of fact, i think he may be the first to make it on my ignore list.