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Charity Begins at Home - Do you agree?

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Charity Begins at Home - Do you agree? Many people may think that charity should begin at home but then again many people do not. It all depends on what people define as "home" it could mean your own house, your community (in my case Wymondham), the wider community (in my case Norfolk) or even Britain. Personally I take my home as my house but as far as charity goes I would probably say that it is also your community. Many Christians would possibly take everyone as the start of their charity because like in the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), they believe that everybody should be helped if they need it no matter who they are. There are many plus points that suggest that you should aid people, here are some reasons why people may do it: Many Christians feel that it is their duty to help the less fortunate. In the Bible it tells them that you must help the poor in Luke 6:20-21 it says that the poor a special therefore you must aid them when they need it. ...read more.


People who are not religious may not feel that it is their duty to help the less fortunate because they don't have a Bible to guide them. Many Christians will agree that charity begins at home and that everyone, no matter who they are should be given aid. Also Christians may take 'home' as the whole world because as said before they think that everybody should be helped. There are many parables and teachings in the Bible that say they should care for the less fortunate like the teaching in Mark 12:30-31 says that you must love your neighbour regardless of who they are and to always care for them. These teachings and parables are one of the main reasons that Christians help the less fortunate. They also feel that they have a duty to help the less fortunate because the Bible tells them so. There will be some Christians that disagree with the statement because although they should obey the Bible, there are some Christians who only believe parts of the Bible and therefore they may disagree with helping the poor. ...read more.


There are many issues that need to be addressed when talking about poverty and giving to charity. For example there are people who are less fortunate in every single country even England, not just in the poor south. People need to beware that there are constantly people who need help in all parts of the world. Also is it right for us to send some of our limited resources being sent overseas when they could be used in Britain? I think that we should use all the resources that we need to cater for people in England, but not to be greedy. All the leftovers should be sent to countries abroad, that way all parties involved would benefit. It is possible that if money was spent on cancer detection for example then many more people could be saved all over the world. Whereas if money was spent on saving people in LEDC's then not as many people would be saved. As you can see many people have different views on giving to charity and there is no right answer, so people will just have to carry on doing what they believe is the right thing to do and that way everyone is happy about their actions. ...read more.

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