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"Charity does not have the effect Christians want. It makes people lazy and keeps them poor." Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing you have thought about more than one point of view

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"Charity does not have the effect Christians want. It makes people lazy and keeps them poor." Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing you have thought about more than one point of view 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. ...read more.

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It is long-term aid that is needed, not short-term aid. This brings me to my disagreement on the second part of the phrase. The poor are kept poor by the rich. 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. ...read more.

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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 collective world, that should be helping. The world is responsible for the poor people in it, and it should not be up to charities to have to fix the problem alone. It is wrong to say they have failed, but yes they have not had the effect that Christians want. A Christian should want the world to be free from poverty, so how can charities have done what they want if there is so much poverty still present in the world! ...read more.

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