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"Charity does not have an effect Christians want, it makes people lazy and it keeps them poor" Discuss.

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AO3 Evaluation: "Charity does not have an effect Christians want, it makes people lazy and it keeps them poor" For Some people may agree with this statement. If suffering is happening in the world then aid should be offered but not to the extent that it may be taken for granted. People could become totally dependent on the charities to provide them with their needs and they will lose the skills needed to provide for themselves. Charities that support the homeless in England emphasise the need to give charities the money rather than giving the beggars cash-in-hand, as this stops the money from fuelling drug or alcohol habits. An article in the Guardian Newspaper states that it is believed that the longer the homeless spend on the streets, the more difficult it is to encourage them back into society. ...read more.

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Against Some Christians may believe that this statement is untrue. Emergency aid is brought to those in desperate states who are unable to fend for themselves; people who have just been hit by natural disasters or war. Christian Aid is currently responding to the famine crisis in Ethiopia by supporting the work of partner organisation, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, which is providing supplementary 'famix', a special high energy porridge, to more than 2,000 children aged under five and pregnant and nursing mothers in Bale, southern Oromia. Over 16,000 internally displaced people have moved into the region in search of food, having fled their drought-stricken homeland. This doesn't make people lazy, as it is energy being provided for them to be able to do their everyday tasks. ...read more.

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Conclusion Although some might say the statement is untrue, I tend to agree with it. This is because if a person is suffering and aid is just handed to them to such an extent that they will be entirely dependent on the charity to help them. If an entire village is being helped then the farming economy can become undercut therefore leading to more people becoming poor and needing aid. But I disagree that charity keeps people lazy. This is because it is help. We in England have a lot more money than many of the third world countries put together. We don't need all this money therefore it is good to give to others what we don't need. Our money is then transferred into aid that is needed to get a country back together. Anna Hall ...read more.

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