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  •  You don't have to. (7+ / 0-)

    Don't donate.  It's that simple.  
    Once you start separating out those who deserve from those who don't you start dragging all sorts of judgements into it.  Does this person deserve help, and that not?  What's your criteria?  Are they spendthrift? Did they buy a new computer when they couldn't afford it? Did they buy it because their local library shut down and they now have no access to look up job listings? Did they need it for school?  Or are they just looking at porn?  
    Are they alcholholic? Or addicted to pain killers?  Will help from RJ enable them to get treatment?
    Are they Christian enough, sick enough, smart enough, young enough, white enough, GOOD ENOUGH?
    No. You either give without judgement. Or you don't.  But don't drag your judgements into this and feed others your doubts, please?  No body every asks if a donator is good enough to give to a good cause. Recipients shouldn't be asked either.

    •  Yes. (5+ / 0-)

      This is how I think when I hand money to someone on the street: You either give without judgement or you don't give at all.

      I cannot know whether they will go buy a cheap meal or a bottle of alcohol, whether the money I just gave them is all they have or they make more than I do by panhandling everyday.

      I give because I have enough.

      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:53:43 AM PST

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