Does it bother anyone else that church groups seem to flock to areas where there is devistation for one reason or another and prey upon the weak and vulnerable under the guise of helping get the country and people back on their feet?
Can't they go just to help? Why do they need to build churches, preach and take advantage of people who are feeling hopeless and angry because of their circumstances?
During my time as a believer, I saw it happen in our church over and over again. They just couldn't wait to get a group of zealots together and send them off to places like Haiti and Africa. They talked proudly about how they were going to 'do God's work' and teach the people about Jesus while feeding them, clothing them and building for them.
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 10:15 AM on Apr. 11, 2011
I think the point she is trying to make is why can't they just go help for the sake of helping and leave religion out of it. You know, be the kind of Christians that bring people to Christ by the way they live their lives, not by what comes out of their mouths.
To answer the question ... If I spent much time thinking about it, ANY religion that does that would bother me, not just Christianity. I think people should help other people for the simple reason that we are on this planet together, not because some man-made religious tenet tells us to.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:19 AM on Apr. 11, 2011
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 10:10 AM on Apr. 11, 2011
If Christians didn't go, people would be like,,"Christians are so selfish. You can never depend on them to give anybody a helping hand. All they care about are the people within the four walls of their church." When they do go, then it's like.."Christians are always trying to shove their religion down everybody else's throat. Why can't they just leave people alone?" So yeah, like dullscissiors said--damned if we do and damned if we don't. Did you ever stop and think that people might actually want to hear about the Lord?
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