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Is it right for a Christian based Soup kitchen to turn away atheist Volunteers?


In my area the local group of atheist had made over 300 bags for the homeless and wanted to volunteer at the local soup kitchen and pass out the bags while there. They made sure the director knew they would not tell anyone they were atheist or even mention it. The director said they were not welcome in the building. She refused to let them help or pass out the bags. Was this the right thing to do?

 

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    Motown2Chitown 3 years ago

    J, I was so spitting mad when I read peeples's question that I could barely form a coherent response. Yours is absolutely beautiful and articulate and mirrors mine (had I calmed myself down before trying to answer).


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    Peeples 3 years ago

    I live in a rural area. There is only one soup kitchen in that county. They also made it very clear that they would not make it known that they were atheist, so there was no risk. I see your view but I apologize as I can not fully agree.


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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    certainly-the parable "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind"

    Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.


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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    General terms - this is not fact - but hypothetical projection

    on what principle is this decision made - the same principle that protects those who would be harmed by others.

    exclusion - what atheists do to Christians

    Truth is stranger than fiction

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 3 years ago

    Exactly


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    Sandra Mireles (Smireles) 3 years ago

    Or her fear of the attitude that might be taken by the Atheist group. I agree that the director was wrong. It sounds like a large group and it might depend on the size or number of volunteers they wanted to work with.


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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    Yes, Jesus turned many of the disbelievers, but he did rebuke the evil & wicked. Jesus refused to eat food provided by the wicked Kings and the false prophets. He knew when to accept charity & when to deny it. The same as this manager. Blesse

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    delaneyworld 3 years ago

    I feel bad that my answer was hidden due to negative feedback. I'm not sure why my comment was received negatively. Ah well, onward I guess.


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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    Those who follow the Christian rule achieve many more than just 2 steps forward, and never get knocked back one step. The dark ages are continually fronted by those who deny Christ.


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    Rebuke evil and it shall cease - for righteousness shall bring multitudes while wickedness spurn them. Open acceptance is common in the righteous but they rebuke the wicked. The path of righteousness is filled with many friends, the wicked one not.

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    christiananrkist 3 years ago

    you dont think this kind of thing is normal practice though do you? really how many christian run programs have you heard this kind of thing from?


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    I completely agree with the no strings. No one should do that - it's just not right. Who cares? I can't understand why our common humanity isn't enough. We have to be divisive even in giving.. smh.


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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Your entire answer implies atheist should not work together with Christians. Do you realize how many are family, married to, have children that are, or are good friends with Christians?


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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    As a Christian, I am taught to rebuke evil. This includes accepting false charity from those who wish to be recognized as good when they spread evil. No one goes hungry when Christians provide the table cause God always provides a way. Blessed be God

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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    As an individual who provides charity to others, you are not viewed as an atheist. If you demand that Christian articles be removed from a public consecrated area you will be revered as evil. Those who walk the path of righteousness do not hide.

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    Peeples 3 years ago

    http://www.hlntv.com/ Scroll down to story number 6, http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/24/jesus-w... The last is more in depth


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    Mklow1 3 years ago

    They did it b/c they knew the reaction the religious group would have. Bad PR for a church is good PR to atheists. And BTW, you said "atheistic beliefs". They have no beliefs, they are atheists because they are against a belief, not b/c they have thm


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    Christina (calynbana) 3 years ago

    Seems a little harsh since we only know one side of the story. We are not in a position to judge the director or her motives. She may not have seen the preparation of the bags to know that they were suitable to hand out. Truth is we don't know.

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    tbHistorian 3 years ago

    The director should neither be ashamed or proud, the director followed the path of righteousness by rebuking evil. We cannot side with evil if we follow in the footsteps of the Lord. Jesus did not eat with Evil Kings but with the righteous poor.


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