Hey guys. Hope y'all doing great!
It's being a while since I post/reply, but I just wanted to share some thoughts on something that a Christian fella said recently which raises some moral concerns and is heartbreaking.
The conversation was more or less like this:
- He: I don't put money on non-Christian humanitarian organizations, because all they do is to help the person and that stops there. They don't share the gospel. They only help the physical body, but do nothing to that person's soul. I only support Christian NGOs.
- Me: I don't mind whether the organization is Christian or not. As long as they are a organization that we can trust and are really helping people, I am okay with that. (Then I mentioned Doctors without borders as an example and he said he doesn't support them because they don't share the gospel).
First, I think he is free to use his money however he wishes. I totally support his freedom. But what shocks me, and he is not the first person that I hear saying something like this, is the justification he uses and how immoral and cruel is such behavior.
When I was a Christian, the pastor of the church would discourage members to donate to humanitarian organizations that were not Christians as well - and even if was Christian, they should subscribe to the same Bible interpretation meaning Catholic organizations were not to be helped. The LGW organization, for example, is very strong in Brazil, and the pastor would discourage us to donate because they are run by people that are spiritists (Alan Kardec) and therefore of the devil.
Let me know if you guys had a similar experience and what are your thoughts.
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