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Have you ever gone to an antique store and bought anything? Taxes are paid on those purchases and those items aren't "new". Ever gone to a consignment shop and made a purchase? Taxes are paid on those purchases as well. If I'm not mistaken, even purchases made at Goodwill or the Salvation Army are taxed. So why should cars be exempt?
The reason that food stamp users aren't paying taxes on food items is because it would be the government (a government agency doles out the tax payer's money in the form of food stamps) would be taxing themselves. Government isn't going to tax themselves no matter how much we state it isn't fair that taxes aren't charged on these purchases. I too have family that have to use food stamps (elderly relatives who worked all their lives and Social Security isn't enough to meet expenses and afford groceries also).
OH and I have no issue with individuals who are retired, physically disabled, or mentally disabled receiving benefits when the disabilities prevent them from holding down a job. Being LAZY DOES NOT equate a disability.
Jimboob, Quit blaming Christians. There is such a thing as PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. These individuals MUST make an effort to help themselves and STOP relying on handouts. I don't care if they pick up trash on the side of the road, but they MUST make an effort to earn what they are being given.
I "serve" the poor by showing them methods of helping themselves that don't rely on government handouts. THAT'S WHAT BEING A CHRISTIAN IS ALL ABOUT.
He also expects man to help himself, not to expect others to do for them while they are lazy. This is what the Bible says about laziness (people who don't try to help themselves and expect others to stand in line and provide them with handouts) :
Proverbs 19:15 ESV - Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12 ESV - Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. ...
Many of the Christian churches in town provide classes to help people rise up from their situation, as well as providing clothes, blankets, food and other services to those in need. Don't blame Christians Jimboob, for other people's laziness!!!
His death DID bring about salvation, however, how can he die if he's not born??????? Your first statement is about as intelligent as blaming the Catholics for the Christmas holiday. Believe in the conspiracy theory do ya?
It was used as an example, if I'm not mistaken. Looking for a reason to argue much?
The same reason Non-believers want to impose their non-beliefs on others. We have a right according to the Constitution of the United States to practice our religious beliefs freely. Why should we be forced to practice in hiding simply because YOU fail to tolerate our religious freedoms as set to paper by our Founding Forefathers? If you don't want to hear about my religious beliefs, that's fine, don't listen, BUT don't you DARE shove your non-religious beliefs down my throat either. And to call Christians weak minded is so far from the truth. A person that has to tolerate religious persecution at the hands of non-believes is not weak, they are stronger than you can imagine. They KNOW they are going to be persecuted, yet they CONTINUE to believe.
Actually, being Christian doesn't mean constant HANDOUTS, it means a HAND UP! There's a saying "Teach a man to fish and he will never be hungry." See the key word there "TEACH" it doesn't mean go out and fish all day and give away what you worked hard for to someone who's to lazy to get up off their buttocks and go and do for themselves. DON'T twist what you just quoted. Christians help the needy all the time. But to use this quote to insinuate that Christians are supposed to be on the street corner just handing out freebies is WRONG!
The title of this article says "Darton offering new degrees", yet there is only ONE new degree mentioned. So are there more than just this one new degree being offered or did the Herald screw up with the title here? Someone REALLYYYYYYYY needs to proof these articles for typos, grammar (yes, my own grammar sucks, but I don't get paid to write articles.) and for accuracy. This is just SAD!
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