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

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AO3 Patrick Brosnan "Charity does not have the effect that Christians want. It makes people lazy and keeps them poor" Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer showing you have considered more than one point of view. Charity is giving to those in need. Christians would like charity to give the "needy" independence, human dignity, improve their health care, educate them, break the poverty cycle and overall improve their quality of life. However some charity is simply to keep people alive. Charity is not just, however, giving help and money to poorer countries. There are charity groups in this country for diseases such as cancer e.g. ...read more.

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These makes the Government become 'lazy' and they do not consider improving their country. However the counter argument to this would be that short-term aid is needed to keep people alive. There would be little point building something for the long-term if all the people it was intended for were dead. Short-term assistance can deal with the current problems e.g. if there has been a natural disaster. Christians should also put pressure on Governments to change the Trade Rules and cancel third-world debt. This could probably have better effects than some charity i.e. giving money. However some Third -world Governments are corrupt and when money is given to them it is not spent on the things intended for. ...read more.

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However Charity is not only 'hand-outs', some charity aims to educate people into doing things for themselves e.g. C.A.F.O.D's slogan " Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime." By teaching people to fend for themselves, they are giving people pride, empowerment and a motivation to live. This is one of the long -term, positive effects charity can have. After looking at all of the evidence I disagree with the statement. I think that if charity is given in the correct ways to the correct people then it becomes a great help to those in need and can teach them to sustain life for themselves. ...read more.

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