The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162491   Message #3872902
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Aug-17 - 05:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical Abuse of Children
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic Abuse of Children
Well, the charities and law enforcement agencies here, are making a big deal about not giving to panhandlers - because in too many circumstances, it's a scam. Still, I get convinced by them sometimes, and often find out later that the same person hits people up for gas money day after day. I should know better, but I still get convinced to part with my money now and then. Doesn't have anything to do with religion for me, by the way.

So, the suggested alternative is to give to reputable charities who are often able to stretch the value of donations.

But basically, Jim, I was hurt by your condemnation of me for talking about donations. I was just trying to tell a story about something that happened to me and the conundrum it posed. I saw no reason why I should be condemned for telling my story.

There are a lot of religious people whose faith seems to be centered around condemning the conduct ands thinking of other people, and I hate that. A lot of people on the internet do that, too. Is that what you've become? There's a lot of substance to you and you do excellent folk music research, but you've gotten stuck in this drive to condemn. Ease off a bit and give other people breathing room, hey?

-Joe-