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What Do You Do (Have You Done) to Help Others?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by SalixIncendium, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    What do you do to share you wealth (spiritually, financially, religiously, psychologically, physiologically) with others?

    Do you sacrifice you(rself) to bring well-being unto others?

    What have you done for others lately?

    Be loud and be proud!
     
  2. Jesster

    Jesster Friendly skeptic
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    Oh gosh. Loud and proud? I get all bashful when people want me to brag. :flushed:
     
  3. SalixIncendium

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    Aww, gosh, @Jesster! Now's your time to brag! Bring it!
     
  4. Shadow Wolf

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    I go to a different Church and the Bishop has rules for what I can say and I try to improve people's lives. I give to United Nations Forced to Flee every month. I go without needed sleep and rest because I want to contribute to society as a worker even though I don't have to. I have two books to my name and try to help people out on this board. I sacrifice the things I want to be best friends with other people. I used to teach a self-esteem class.
     
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    I bestow my wisdom upon the members of this forum, enriching their lives. It's a selfless sacrifice, as I could've been playing minesweeper or something instead.
     
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    DO IT!!!!:D:p:D
     
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    Does the "done for others" count if you allow someone to continue their life by not killing them?
     
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    Guuuys... stop it.

    Fiiiiine.

    Well, I helped my friend clean his house recently. I personally hate cleaning, but he really needed it.
     
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  10. SalixIncendium

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    I would consider this more of an act of non-doing, so I would have to say no. However, depending on how annoying the individual is to others, the opposite could be true.
     
  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    And I greatly appreciate that.
     
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    In other words, I'm on someone's <ignore> list once again.
     
  14. outlawState

    outlawState Deism is dead

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    The way I look at it is that sharing wealth with others is part of the communist bible, especially where that other owns a smart phone, and / or a TV. If you're rich enough to afford such things, and who isn't, then what you want expecting "my" money?

    The only obligation on the Christian is to promote the gospel, and to that end service should be devoted. The question is a bit like asking Lot, living in Sodom, what he did to share his wealth with the inhabitants thereof? Considering how the inhabitants treated his visting angels, who can blame him if he spent most of his wealth on closed circuit CCTV, and protective walls and gates, and a sizeable security detail?

    We must be careful not to fall victim to scammers, whether looking like religious who demand unscriptural tithes, or charities who frequently only donate a fraction of their income to charitable causes (and are sometimes bogus anyway) or looking like beggars who often earn more than those who do an honest day's work.

    I think the question presupposes that someone is wealthy. Yet most are not, comparatively. Charity on any substantial scale is always a matter for the rich, not the average person. The issue is more about doing good when the opportunity arises out of the little that one has, and without any moral obligation to participate in social communism in an irrelegious society.
     
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    I picked up a common earth worm from the dry ground covered in dry sand and placed it onto the moist mould in a field.
     
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