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Old 01-14-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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You mean we're not all satan worshipping, baby roasting, cursing, boozing, drug addled , abortion procuring, selfish sex fiends ? Well I have learnt something about myself today .
Surprise!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Us NON believers help out as well.
Big time!...I think the first help to arrive in numbers was from China....You know karma...They got lots of help with their quake a couple of years ago....I believe slowly this world is becoming a better place...
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Or Budhist and Hindu organaizations??

We Christians get picked on by unbelievers all the time. But when stuff like this happens it's Christians carrying the love of Christ to the people in need.


Are there any Muslim relief efforts out there?? I really want to know....

In my area, there was some pretty bad flooding in 2007. These people I know lost their home and everything in it. Insurance covered nothing.

They belonged to a Christian church which collected a total of $200 for them. However, the Buddhists in the area gave them over $15,000! They did not even know these Buddhists and the Buddhists did not attempt to convert them.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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Or Budhist and Hindu organaizations??

We Christians get picked on by unbelievers all the time. But when stuff like this happens it's Christians carrying the love of Christ to the people in need.


Are there any Muslim relief efforts out there?? I really want to know....
So much wrong with this.

For starters, have you any idea how Haiti became as poor of a country as they are? Sure, internal corruption and... wait for it, wait for it, outside influence. Do you know who's outside influence? I bet you'll be able to guess.

Hint: It's a large Christian nation... it sits in the Western Hemisphere... don't be silly, you can do it!

How much do you need to donate monetarily to remove the guilt or to break even?

Secondly, political/military history aside, how do you know what anyone else has given? Ever heard not to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing? Don't be boastful, silly.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Or Budhist and Hindu organaizations??

We Christians get picked on by unbelievers all the time. But when stuff like this happens it's Christians carrying the love of Christ to the people in need.


Are there any Muslim relief efforts out there?? I really want to know....
The love of Christ?....Well, I must say I haven't seen a whole lot of that here today. It's been rather the opposite.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Nowhere'sville
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The love of Christ?....Well, I must say I haven't seen a whole lot of that here today. It's been rather the opposite.

"OH For The Love of Christ!".... Who cares where the help comes from as long as it comes?!
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:59 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Or Budhist and Hindu organaizations??

We Christians get picked on by unbelievers all the time. But when stuff like this happens it's Christians carrying the love of Christ to the people in need.


Are there any Muslim relief efforts out there?? I really want to know....
The sentiments of your post are a prime example of why Christians are given such a hard time by some folks.

Qatar Charity (http://www.qcharity.org/english/Bakstan/Details.aspx?Id=146 - broken link)

Qatar Charity (QC) is a non-government organisation which was established in 1992 in order to support the Qatari society and other needy communities abroad. Its mission is to support the abilities of the most needy groups to fulfil human dignity and social justice in cooperation with partners. Its vision is to be an example, a pioneering, distinguished Islamic institution which combines originality, creativity and professionalism in the field of humanitarian aid and development.

QC is one of the largest charities in the Gulf, its activities covering more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, through its registered field offices in various countries or local civil societies as implementing partners. QC is registered in Qatar and governed by law No (2) of 1974, which is amended by decree-law No (17) 1989, and law No (8) of 1998, which regulates work of private societies and foundations. QC has been in consultative status with UN ECOSOC since 1997.



Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - First Page (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=337312&version=1&templ ate_id=57&parent_id=56 - broken link)

Qatar yesterday sent a strategic transport aircraft (C-17) to Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, loaded with 50tonnes of urgent relief materials to those affected in the quake-hit country.

In a statement to Qatar News Agency, the chairman of the Qatari rescue team Captain Mubarak Sherida al-Kaabi said: “The emergency assistance to the friendly Haitian people came under the directives of the High Command in Qatar as part of its continuous efforts to provide shelter, clothing, food and medicine to the needy and those affected by natural disasters in friendly countries.”
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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The sentiments of your post are a prime example of why Christians are given such a hard time by some folks.

Qatar Charity (http://www.qcharity.org/english/Bakstan/Details.aspx?Id=146 - broken link)

Qatar Charity (QC) is a non-government organisation which was established in 1992 in order to support the Qatari society and other needy communities abroad. Its mission is to support the abilities of the most needy groups to fulfil human dignity and social justice in cooperation with partners. Its vision is to be an example, a pioneering, distinguished Islamic institution which combines originality, creativity and professionalism in the field of humanitarian aid and development.

QC is one of the largest charities in the Gulf, its activities covering more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, through its registered field offices in various countries or local civil societies as implementing partners. QC is registered in Qatar and governed by law No (2) of 1974, which is amended by decree-law No (17) 1989, and law No (8) of 1998, which regulates work of private societies and foundations. QC has been in consultative status with UN ECOSOC since 1997.

I am going to do some research on Quatar Charity. My initial impression from their website is that they mainly proselytize (promote Islam) and "help their own" (offer aid to predominantly Muslim countries). From their own website:

In fact, Q.C. has carried out big relief programs in Palestine, Sudan, Bosnia, Indonesia, Kosofa, Chechnya, Somalia, and Afghanistan.

Qatar Charity (http://www.qcharity.org/english/Projects/women_child/out_qatar/index.html - broken link)

I stress, however, that this is only my initial impression of their activities.

I had a colleague who worked in Qatar in the 90's, and he told me Christians had to practice their faith in secret or risk persecution by the Qatari government; he met in the basement of a hotel for Sunday Mass.

Apparently this is changing for the better:

Qatar: Religious Freedom Gains New Foothold | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am going to do some research on Quatar Charity. My initial impression from their website is that they mainly proselytize (promote Islam) and "help their own" (offer aid to predominantly Muslim countries). From their own website:

In fact, Q.C. has carried out big relief programs in Palestine, Sudan, Bosnia, Indonesia, Kosofa, Chechnya, Somalia, and Afghanistan.

Qatar Charity (http://www.qcharity.org/english/Projects/women_child/out_qatar/index.html - broken link)

I stress, however, that this is only my initial impression of their activities.

I had a colleague who worked in Qatar in the 90's, and he told me Christians had to practice their faith in secret or risk persecution by the Qatari government; he met in the basement of a hotel for Sunday Mass.

Apparently this is changing for the better:

Qatar: Religious Freedom Gains New Foothold | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
I bet you certainly wouldn't have a problem with a Christian charity proselytizing or 'helping their own', though, would you?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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I bet you certainly wouldn't have a problem with a Christian charity proselytizing or 'helping their own', though, would you?
If a "Christian charity" exclusively directed their efforts at "Christians" who were suffering at the exclusion of other needy individuals, most likely I certainly WOULD have a "problem" with it. If you have an example of such a charity, please provide and I will give you my honest feedback.

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