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  •  Jesus's commands are (2+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge, revbludge

    to us as individuals.

    As a person i am expected to be charitiable to the poor.

    I am also commanded to not murder. But murder in addition to being a sin is damaging to society itself. So as a society it makes good sense to punish those who murder and to protect people from being murdered. For those who see abortion as murder and the fetus' as victims, preventing them is also seen as good.

    btw, Taking charity out of the individuals hands also changes the nature of the act. The act of giving, of choosing to share with others transforms the giver and the receipiant. When charity is changed into taxes and social programs, the sense of a voluntary gift, of choosing to do good is taken away. So i find it to be inherently less good for people that services be provided that way.

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