The Effect of Charity on People Essay

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The Effect of Charity on People

In part I do agree with this statement, as I do think that charities do not have the entire effect that Christians want, but I do not feel that it makes the poor people lazy and keeps them poor.

A charity would struggle to have the entire effect that Christians would want. The ultimate aim of a charity of course would be to eliminate poverty throughout the world, and this has certainly not been achieved. Even with all the charities in the world today, the individual charities such as Tearfund, Christian aid, and every other charity working towards the world poverty crisis, there has been little change in its state. The huge effort made by those involved in
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They are not lazy, they do not keep themselves poor, but simply have no means of obtaining what they need to survive on their own, and thus remain poor. The rich can give them food to last a day, but they do not give them what they really need, which is the tools, water, and land on which to farm. Given these things, which were taken away from them through disasters such as war, they could survive by themselves, not relying on handouts of food from the rich. Yes the majority of poor people live in countries where produce is weak, but given the chance and the means of doing so, they will survive and break free from the poverty cycle. We must support them, as Christians. It is not right to call poor people lazy, for it is not in their power to work as some do, at a desk in an office.

Our worlds are very different, even though they should not be. All men and women were made equal by God, and we should not forget that. Love thy neighbour, and a poor person is your neighbour also, they not different from you or me, they are the same and should be given an equal chance in this life to anyone else.

It sickens me to think that there are poor people in the world, that other ridicule because they are unfortunate enough to have had to beg for food to keep alive. We should be helping those people, not calling them lazy. Yes charities are trying to help, but it is the

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