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Old 11-14-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Italy
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A Confession to the Occupy Movement | Sojourners: Celebrating 40 Years of Faith in Action for Social Justice

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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The Occupy Movement is just a case of the peasants marching against the rulers - it happens in every sphere of life. If we were to hand out all of the money in the world and have everyone equal (which is what they want)...

...the "cream" would again rise to crop - man is not created equal.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It is hard to support someone when that someone doesn't even know what they want. That is the case with the occupy movement. They do not know what they want.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Ok; but what about the paragraphs about asking the Lord forgiveness for our shortcomings?


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Old 11-14-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I think the best way for Christians to "support the poor" is with food, time, money counseling, etc. Not marching around for tv camera's with signs "supporting the poor"..This latest fad they call "occupy" is not doing much except "occupying" space.....imo of course
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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I think the best way for Christians to "support the poor" is with food, time, money counseling, etc. Not marching around for tv camera's with signs "supporting the poor"..This latest fad they call "occupy" is not doing much except "occupying" space.....imo of course
I agree, Miss Blue. I am holding my own "Occupy the Couch" movement here at home that is just as effective!
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: TN
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Jesus said that there will always be poor among us. It's from bad choices and nothing we can do about it, except make everybody poor because of it. I don't like that option. Also most people are poor when young, I was also, it takes hard work to get anywhere in this world. If people would work instead of just occupying space, they would be building a future for themselves.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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I agree, Miss Blue. I am holding my own "Occupy the Couch" movement here at home that is just as effective!
LOL

You sound like my hubby! He invented the "occupy the couch" movement!

Katie
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Jesus said that there will always be poor among us. It's from bad choices and nothing we can do about it, except make everybody poor because of it. I don't like that option. Also most people are poor when young, I was also, it takes hard work to get anywhere in this world. If people would work instead of just occupying space, they would be building a future for themselves.
As I was leaving Wal-Mart the other day, standing by the road was a guy holding a sign that said, "Need Food." My first instinct was to stop the car and give the guy some money. Then I thought, why didn't his sign say, "Will Work For Food?" I would have been the first to ask him to come to my house and rake the zillion leaves that are in my yard. I would have paid him extra well, and cooked him a wonderful dinner to boot. Then I would have called all my friends and neighbors and asked them to give the guy some yard work.

I wonder sometimes just exactly what is "poor" anymore? I volunteer for a food pantry. Often times people will come in reeking of cigarette smoke and alcohol, yet they are crying poverty. Have you priced cigarettes lately? I'm not knocking smokers, but if you are poor, why are you smoking? That would be the first thing to go for me. The majority of people I see at the food pantry are constant repeats, month after month, year after year. I know there are some people who are truly needy, and through no fault of their own, but more often than not, they are mainly those who abuse the system.

What you said about "bad choices" is right on. Many choose to be "poor." It's a good way to get out of working.

I know I am sounding very unsympathetic and judgemental, but it's hard not to see it. And the people who are screaming the loudest are the worst offenders.

I remember when I had nothing. I grew a garden, I canned our food, I sewed the kids clothes. My husband hauled dead fall out of the woods on his shoulders and cut it up by hand for firewood, all while he worked two jobs 7 days a week. We worked hard all of our lives and never asked for help from anyone. What happened to that work ethic that people in America once had?

Katie
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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OWS is just anarchists/ communists who want total redistribution of wealth. IE, all the rich people who worked hard in school, possibly benefited from hard working parents, saved their money, paid their bills, worked hard should now turn over the fruit of their labor to lazy people who don't want to work, or think that their crummy job should pay the same as much as people who work much harder.

We have far too much give away to lazy irresponsible people today. That's what needs to stop.
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