Has America Become Insensitive To The Plight Of The Poor? : ThyBlackMan.com

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Has America Become Insensitive To The Plight Of The Poor?

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

(ThyBlackMan.com) It is a well-known fact that Americawas founded on Judeo-Christian principles from the very beginning. The founding fathers, whom I have not always agreed with; had a deep faith in the Christian religion and based all their laws and moral codes on the principles taught in the Bible.

Christ summarized the law given in the Old Testament in two simple but profound commandments – Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself. We see these qualities being passed on through successive generations of people in America. Much of American philanthropy and altruism came from these principles based on scripture.

It is important to understand that it is not possible for someone to give something that they do not possess. Only when they receive something from someone and have an awareness about what they had received, they can then  turn around and share it with others. Likewise, unless someone has received true love from God, they cannot reciprocate that love to God, or show true love towards their fellow-humans.

A clear understanding of the Bible would reveal that God loved us so much that He gave His only Son to die for us so that we can forever live in splendor in heaven. When we understand the kind of love that God has shown towards us in sacrificing His Son for us, we will automatically be compelled to love Him and our fellow-humans. Therefore, we first need to receive God’s love individually, and only then can we truly love our neighbors. We cannot give what we do not possess. To show selfless love, we need to receive it from the Author of selfless love.

This is precisely what motivated the early people who practiced the Christian religion inAmericato care for the underprivileged. They built schools, colleges and universities and established foundations so that people would never have to give up education for lack of funds.

This is not to mean that people who are not Christians can never love. There are so many good people of other faiths who have shown a great deal of compassion and sympathy towards the needy. It is just that the core values of American philanthropy and altruism has its roots in Christianity.

As theUnited Statesmoves closer to what detractors call a post-Christian nation, people wonder whetherAmericahas become insensitive to the plight of the poor? Although some compassionate politicians are making efforts at the government level to help people below the poverty line. Their counterparts push continuously to restrict any effort to assist those in need. Is the average American as sensitive to the needy in his or her own community and neighborhood as their forefathers were in the early days?

If Americans lose their Christian values, they could well be on their way to becoming insensitive to the plight of the needy in their own land, let alone being concerned about people in other nations. Only time will tell whether the citizens of this mighty nation will hold fast to their virtues which made us a successful nation in the first place, or throw them “under the bus” in the name of freedom and suffer the consequences of God’s wrath mentioned in Biblical prophecy.

Staff Writer; Stanley G. Buford

Feel free to connect with this brother via Twitter; Stanley G. and also facebook http://www.facebook.com/sgbuford.

 

Share

More Articles:

Press Release; Tables Turned, Tavis Smiley Addresses The Pushback On His Comments Regarning The 2012...
Yes NAACP and Gay Marriage.
Yes, 6 Signs That You Need a Break!

Comments

6 Responses to “Has America Become Insensitive To The Plight Of The Poor?”
  1. Josephine Dixon-Banks says:

    Until we expose the Ultimate Truth, America is a Corporation and the governed are a free labor resource.. business will be as usual ( Manifest Destiny/Feudal System/Dark Ages)..In the eyes of the Financial Powers that Be; Human Rights are the crumbs that fall from the Master’s Table ( The Extremely Wealthy).

    We (Corporate CEOs, Bankers, Land Brokers & Policy Makers ) hold these Rules of Law (Illegal Wars, Financial Debacle & Global Investments to be self-evident, that all Aristocracy Governments are created equal, they are endowed by their creator (Avarice ) with certain unalienable Financial Rights, that procure Financial Life, Financial Liberty and their Financial Manifest Destiny. To secure these Rights the governed (Indigenous Peoples) and their gold, silver, diamonds & land will always be a mandated and enslaved Free Labor Resource.

    Poverty is An Institutionalized Industry. Protect the Institution at any cost. Poverty is a much needed commodity to ensure War & Violence against nations. Poverty is ” The Cash Cow ” of The Rich & SuperRich. Poverty creates high salary jobs for administrations and those seeking to End All Poverty. The War against Poverty guarantees the victor the spoils plus a cheap labor force as an added bonus:

    Poverty: A mandated colony and territorial labor resource; wherein slavery, as the inner-city community and governmental fundraiser is The Age-Old Feudal System under the auspices of Globilization; The Political Kings..Barons..Knights which form The Alexander The Great Corporate Rule that uses Adolf Hitler mentality to bring Democratic enslavement to The World…

    BLAMING POVERTY ON THE POOR

    Give us your deprived, your malleable muddled masses
    hoping for a gentler taskmaster
    Welcome to the multi-trillion dollar industry, Poverty
    A.K.A, cheapest labor force

    Poverty works, never ever unemployed
    A much needed commodity to justify
    White-collar crime classes
    Teaching dastardly deeds—to procure monetary needs-
    fostering avarice greed

    Give us your deprived, your malleable muddled masses
    hoping for a gentler taskmaster
    Welcome to the multi-trillion dollar industry, Poverty
    A.K.A., cheapest labor force

    Poverty creates jobs for those financing the societal
    Institution of ya godda pay more taxes
    Blaming Poverty on the poor
    Look! what Enron did to those less fortunate
    Blaming Poverty on the poor

    Did not corporations want a billion dollar welfare check
    Blaming Poverty on the poor
    Blaming Poverty on the poor

    Give us your deprived, your malleable muddled masses
    hoping for a gentler taskmaster
    Welcome to the multi-trillion dollar industry, Poverty
    A.K.A., cheapest labor force

    No penance just punishment augmenting the pillar of economic pillaging
    Poor people put in the pillory from the political pulpit

    Poverty is prime property
    Poverty pimps portrayed as political preachers purely punitive but polite
    The pluralization of Poverty provides prestige of the patricians

    Poverty, the promissory note from the bureaucratic infidel
    The Truth will tell—the truth will tell
    Poverty the patriotic prisoner on trial for TREASON

    COPYRIGHT 2000 JOSEPHINE DIXON BANKS

    THE NEW INNER CITY SLAVE-PLANTATION

    The now-a-day slave or labor force
    The ruling-class determines the course
    The political master’s pastor contorts
    Politics and policy aborts

    The new inner city slave-plantation
    Human and civil rights violation with extreme taxation

    Work like a blind jackass
    Support and finance the ruling class
    Being bi-partisan-just a mask
    Cultured career criminals civilizing crass

    The new inner city slave-plantation
    Human and civil rights violation with extreme taxation

    The political engineers of The Greater Good own
    The inner city war-zone
    The psychotropic drug sets the tone
    Slavery as the new world order is the throne

    The new inner city slave-plantation
    Human and civil rights violation with extreme taxation

    Multi-tasking a labor saving device
    Freedom of movement has no right
    Monopolized government enslaved all might
    The inner city slave- plantation private and prime
    Real estate blight

    The new inner city slave-plantation
    Human and civil rights violation with extreme taxation

    The thirteenth amendment of the constitution
    On the inner city slave-plantation no social, no economical,
    No educational, no political absolution

    On the inner city slave-plantation, indentured servants,
    Chattel slaves, still considered Black Gold
    By the God Fearing slave codes used to control

    The new inner city slave-plantation
    Human and civil rights violation with extreme taxation

    On the new inner city slave-plantation
    The American Flag cannot wave
    Even Democracy is revered as a Black Slave

    Copyright 2005
    JOSEPHINE DIXON-BANKS

  2. jonathan Rodriguez says:

    Government is the only one that ever helped me out. McDonald’s never gave me nothing

  3. john r gaither says:

    when people do not know how to support themselves and become lazy there is very little help for them and if you can do something to help yourself then you should its an fact that Paul said no work – no eat porvery can be just as much A state of mind along with the body america will well on way to be coming as APOSTATE [REJECTING CHRIST ] AS THE JEWISH NATION WHICH IS STILL REJECTING HIM AND WILL SUFFER GREATLY FOR IT AN SO WILL WE AND LIKE THE HEBREWS NATION AMERICAN WILL BE DESTROYED FOR HER LACK OF VISION

  4. yis'sh'yah says:

    LAUGH OUT LOUD AMERIKKKA HAS NEVER LOOKED OUT FOR THE NEEDY THE FATHERLESS OR THE WIDOW IN FACT HAS PERSUCUTED THEM TO THE FULLEST AMERIKKKA HAS ALSO AS A NATION PERVERTED THE TEACHINGS AND LAWS OF THE MOST HIGH YAH MY PEOPLE YOU BETTER COME UP OUT OF HER B4 ITS TOO LATE AMERIKKKA IS DONE BABYLON HAS ALREADY FALLEN THIS ISN’T YOUR LAND YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HISTORY AND FUTURE WAITING ON YOU BUT YOU REFUSE TO GIVE UP THIS DIRTY TRASHY ABOMINABLE LAND LEARN ABOUT YAH AND HIS SON YAHOSHUA AND TO QUOTE THE MOST HIGH YAH THE BEAUTIFUL FUTURE THAT AWAITS YOU AT YAHSPEOPLE.COM HEBREWISRAELITES.ORG

  5. Robert says:

    Mr Buford,

    The more Government assumes the role historically assumed by Charity and Community the less Judeo-Christian we become as a nation.

    Christian is about charity. Government is by force. And to quote a famous Jewish man, Dennis Prager, “the bigger the Government, the smaller the Individual.”

    Our entire Constitution and Bill of Rights understood this all to well. That is why GOD was put in the middle of it all as the grantor of rights and freedoms. That is why millions died in the Civil War. That why a RIGHT for you was never defined as an obligation for someone else.

    But sadly, putting the Ten Commandments on Public Property is a no-no or saying a Prayer. Not sure people can even recite them.. Wonderful pieces of advice for all people in all parts of the world regardless of faith.

  6. Jamwao says:

    I have always held that if America is transitioning from a Judeo Christian culture of care and concern for the poor based on biblical principles to a more secular culture with success and wealth as the prime directive rather than community betterment. The way to overcome the divide between greed and social concern is to use the mindset of the culture to achieve our goals to help those in need.~ Jamwao

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!