And what if some money goes on booze or drugs to dull the edges of hard life on the streets, where the weather is cruel and people are crueller? You never know what life can be like until you don't have the basic necessities in life. Some people will rather give some money to a charity organisation than to someone in the street. Beggar Girls in Pakistan Image Credit: Lukexmartin Creative Commons on Flickr 3 It causes friction and Unfairness If you are thinking of giving money to someone on the streets, think about this — can you do the same for everyone in their situation? These people make money readily by cheating on other kind people. Bud, You obviously have no idea about the depths of drug addiction, alcoholism, homelessness. He arrives by horse and finds the tribe. The poor in Africa are generally out of sight, and therefore out of mind.
Homeless people are in a vicious circle and all you do when you give them change is continue the circle. Mike — every situation is unique. But the big question we face: do we are do we not give money to those who ask? These people get spit on and sneered at and insulted day in and day out. Hope this helps in some way or another. What do the police think they are going to do when they come back on to the streets? I do think they spread yucky feelings to others, and for me that counts as a non-negligible harm.
Please reply to me soon, Thank you, Your brother in Christ, Pastor. If you don't want to give to the needy that's your choice, but don't give others a bad taste in their mouth about the homeless. The fact is that many people are in poverty because of their own choices. They are to my mind an irreducible part of the richness and complexity of moral thought. Street fund-raisers are often paid and so are various other administrators. Is there a reason of this? We should leave our greediness and should work to improve our nation.
Giving money to the poor is like a crisis of the heart where we are torn between the desire to alleviate the suffering of a person while knowing that the money might aggravate rather than relive the anguish of the beggar. Looking smile on their faces give happiness to us. In my haste many months ago, I missed two vital points. But some people give on the streets out of the goodness of their hearts and then cannot move! Any country where a particular social group has a life expectancy thirty years below the national average has a serious problem. There is an ethical issue with proximity: it is true that a beggar will get more in London than in Bucharest: they are closer to the money, and the money is closer to them. To pass by, to avert your eyes, to withhold your assistance: it is wrong, even though good may come of it.
What is your ambition; what gets you up in the morning and be thankful for what you have? Should we give Money to Beggars in Developing Countries? Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I would like to throw some light on the other side of the coin. After four hours, during which two hundred people passed by, all they got was £4. These are the general principles. Praise the Lord for your Gods service and fellowship. I have one or two small direct debits to charities, but they regularly write to ask me for more.
I was in New York once and a guy had sign asking for Money For Food so I bought him a coffee and breakfast sandwich. A humbler interpretation is available, which I will consider for the sake of discussion: that you do not fail morally if you do not give. Perhaps you should volunteer at an inner-city shelter, drug addiction center Nothing serious. When I see them,I help, sometimes with food, a little cash or some clothing,etc. I did not always give to Charity, giving to my Church started when I became religious only a couple years ago, however these people are suffering. By giving money to these sorts of people, far from helping them not only you are encouraging them to be lazy but also you are encouraging others to do the same.
He deserves a response, one human being to another. I think the decisions of when to give or not to give are individual ones that Christians do not make alone by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Councils, the police, and charities say most beggars are addicts. The money you would give them should go to an organization that provides services to the mentally ill homeless. John Bird is the founder of The Big Issue, the paper sold at a profit by the homeless.
God wants us to help the poor and blesses us when we do. I stood out there for almost 30 minutes dissecting his motives, in which he tried to justify of course. No good deed goes unpunished. We are pray for you, your ministries in prayers. This will make a world without beggars Also if some beggers are on the street and they are disabled, they can't see, hear, or do something.
We have essentially perpetuated the cycle they are in and they do little if anything to help themselves. So we should give money to these beggars, if not the ones in the developed world right? The suffering of an animal on a factory farm seems a much simpler matter. The ten dollars that I might give to some guy on the street corner does not do him very much good, even if he does use it on food. Which person shows more love? On one occasion, he asked me to go with him to do some business with a rich gipsy family in a remote village. However, giving to charity is in no way a corrective to that issue, and there is overwhelming evidence that charities fail to impact structural inequalities. Kumari, she has prayerful woman and I have two daughters, they are secular Education finished and now they are studying Bible Education at Bible College.