FOCUSING ON THE FLAWS OF FUNDAMENTALISM SINCE 2005
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11 hours ago, Palimpsest said:
This sounds like a Food Pantry but run as a co-op. Do they only serve fellow Christians and only allow the right sort of Christian to join?
We have a Food Pantry that serves several towns, some affluent and some not so much. It is not just a Christian thing and I'd take a very dim view of a "Christian" group trying to siphon off their supplies.
Our Food Pantry has no income requirements and no religious affiliation requirement. Only proof of residence (a utility bill or something similar) is required.
Also no proof of refusing govt. funding is required (not like it is that generous.) In fact the trained volunteers help people to apply for govt. help if they want. Clients can pick up food 2 X a month with an "open shelf" policy. They do limit how much food can be given out by family size, and it is capped at $500 worth of food per month for the largest families.
It serves seniors as well as families with children. This used to be a rural and agricultural area but lots of commuters have moved in. Some seniors are in danger of being forced out of the newly "affluent" towns where they have lived their whole lives due to skyrocketing property taxes.
Food Pantries are a good thing.
I honestly don’t remember about constraints. It was over 20 years ago, and we were struggling financially, and we were deep in the koolade. In those days, I would take my kids to the park for the free lunches in the summertime, and watch them eat, because kids ate free but adults had to pay. And felt guilty because our church told us it was wrong to take government handouts. The gleaners organization was a godsend in that sense. There were a lot of people in the faith community who would not take WIC or food stamps or go to food banks because they blindly followed not-going-hungry false teachers. Yeah, we were blind and stupid. But that’s what brainwashing does.
And yes, food pantries are indeed a good thing. I donate on a regular basis. Good stuff, too, that I would have appreciated in the days when we were eating what other people didn’t want. (I recommend it. Give to the food bank the same stuff your family enjoys eating. It might make someone’s day.)
7 hours ago, Hisey said:
According to his facebook, he is graduated from Harvard Law and going to Columbus, either for work or vacation. The buddy who posted about Columbus is another Harvard Law grad (with quite a fancy resume!) who is now a lawyer in Ohio.
The Columbus guy also has a photo of himself with Clarence Thomas
we had to rehome our dogs when life blew up. I gave them to a friend of a friend, and I know they have a great home. It's been over 3 years and I STILL miss them SO MUCH...it wasn't that we didn't want them, God I wanted to be able to keep them, but it wasn't right since we were going to be homeless, and it wouldn't have been fair to them to try to keep them in a small apartment with no yard. We were able to keep the cats, thank God. But when that fucking social worker suggested getting rid of the cats AND my car I about took her head off. My felines have adapted to the changes in their lives quite well. I don't think the dogs would have...
That bitch wouldn't understand loving ANYTHING.
They "don't want them anymore"? Not, we can't keep them, or we have to re-home them. She betrays her rotten, black heart with every word she produces.
On 5/23/2018 at 4:57 PM, Rachel333 said:
See, and to further confuse things, I think that believing that Christianity is the only correct belief is usually part of mainstream Christianity. It's a basic tenet of the Bible and while there are liberal Christian groups who might not believe that they really aren't mainstream within Christianity yet.
But isn’t this mindset true for all monotheistic religions?