I would rather give $1000 to any secular charity organization like Oxfam or Plan than I would give fifty cents to a christian missionary organization like Christian Children's Fund.
12/19/2008 4:04:02 AM
Sounds serious. <snicker>
12/19/2008 4:06:25 AM
"Oxfam is an anti-Christian /anti-Jesus Christ"
cool! *runs off to donate again*
12/19/2008 4:15:34 AM
Yeah, cuz obviously what the starving children need are bibles, not food. Oh wait...
12/19/2008 4:19:28 AM
Oxfam is also the only one of these charities who has spoken out about the starving children of Canada and the US.
12/19/2008 4:44:02 AM
Gotta say poe. No way a True Christian (TM) organization would blatantly discourage charity.
12/19/2008 4:48:24 AM
It's too bad stupidity isn't a sin...
12/19/2008 4:48:37 AM
a mind far far away
I didn't know it was possible for my eyes to start bleeding just from reading some dumb shit like this.
12/19/2008 5:01:21 AM
REAL Christians don't go around helping the poor find renewable sources of food, and water
REAL Christians are supposed to condemn them to hell for being sinful naked savages who don't live in nice respectable redneck Christian trailer parks
Everyone knows that
12/19/2008 5:05:30 AM
12/19/2008 5:49:33 AM
1. Israel has broken numerous international treaties and human rights laws in its treatment of palestinians. It has learnt nothing and everything from the holocaust.
2. Hugo Chavez is the best thing to happen to Venezuela. 30% of the PEOPLE HAD NO WATER under his predecessor since they were "poor". Now they have drinking water.
3. France is a socialist republic. You know socialism is A GOOD THING.
4. Yes. Oxfam is against your missionaries. Because you assholes don't buy people bees, water pumps and teaching materials. You guys buy them bibles.
12/19/2008 8:56:00 AM
I am so glad to know there are charities that emphasize useful things that people actually need over evangelism. That rings as an endorsement to me.
12/19/2008 9:36:03 AM
Unless you are a poe, you are definitelly a big asshole. How stupid can you be to fight against organisation that actually "teaches people to fish" instead of giving them useless books and short-lasting food("fish")?
12/19/2008 10:11:13 AM
Barikada, you clearly haven't seen the american breed of christian fundamentalist.
12/19/2008 10:27:10 AM
How is being anti-Israel supposed to be anti-Christian? I believe a greater proportion of Palestinians are Christian than Israelis...
12/19/2008 10:48:20 AM
nothing more than a socialist platform in the guise of a “Charity”
Apparently, socialism is uncharitable.
12/19/2008 12:21:09 PM
Give your money to Christian charities so they use it to promote Christianity. Villify actual helping charities to this end.
Sounds Christian to me, look how well Katrina support worked since Bush decided to dole out the aid money to Christian organizations
12/19/2008 1:37:20 PM
I've read this three times, and I still can't understand a word of it. What the hell is he/she trying to say?
Do "Palestinians" not exist? They certainly pay a "human cost" for the self-defence of Israel. Is Oxfam not a "Charity"? Everyone else seems to accept it as one. So why the quotes?
Is 'free will' a lie? The Bible doesn't seem to think so, because that is what God is supposed to have given us after the Fall. What the hell is 'non-creating speech'?
Is it not a religious duty to "do charity"? Certainly Jesus seemed to think so. Why, then, does the 'earning of heaven' send such shudders through the fundie community? Because they believe simply in praising Jesus, not in following his example. The only example they follow is that found in their interpretation of the Old Testament: hatred and contempt for and violence against any who fail to follow the rules drawn up by superstitious, primitive tribal leaders.
Christian Clarity Review indeed – about as clear as mud. And less useful.
12/19/2008 3:05:56 PM
Oh! Deary me! Not feeling very charitable today are we?
There you are, a perfect example of why you should stay away from fundamentalism.
Belief is a stupid thing.
12/19/2008 3:31:08 PM
You make me want to donate to them now, well done, you've managed to achieve what all the people bothing me in the street haven't yet.
12/19/2008 5:01:31 PM
Oxfam just received a donation of £50 to continue doing the great work you mentioned.
It's nice to know that they'll do something useful with it, like providing for some of the oppressed Palestinians that you apparently deny the existence of.
12/19/2008 5:27:13 PM
What? Selfless giving? Well, we can't have that, now can we? It's un-christian!
12/19/2008 9:40:42 PM
What the fuck is he talking about?
12/20/2008 12:10:48 AM
Darwin's Lil' Girl
Right. Because of course we can't just help them because, y'know, we're good people. [/sarcasm]
12/20/2008 3:18:15 AM
Organisations like Oxfam are more 'Christian' than any of the religious-based charities in that they give equally to anyone in need and dodn't tie their aid to politics or religion. They also keep a lower percentage of donations for admin costs than most most major charities.
12/20/2008 11:58:30 AM