God Loves the Homeless

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Does anyone else see the irony in this?

“God bless” … “Jesus loves”… yet he sits on a street island begging for subsistence.

 

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22 thoughts on “God Loves the Homeless

  1. Typical atheist ploy, pretending to be a Christian to get our money! If he were a real Christian, he would have a home, a house with a picked fence and a bit of lawn, a car in the garage and a job, god damn it!

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  2. It is heartbreaking, though.

    This winter, I see more homeless people around our middle-classy neighborhood than ever. If Trumpists have their way, we’ll join them sooner than we think.

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  3. Gospel of Mark 14

    3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

    4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? 5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages[a] and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.

    6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus.

    Yeah, I see the irony in more ways than one. 😉

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  4. He is likely in a religious part of town, when he is in the atheist part the other side of his sign says homeless, please help, because I am atheist the church threw me into the street.

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  5. From my local experience some ‘homeless’ folk here did the rounds of the churches telling their ‘stories’. I helped one such person, who then started turning up every week for more help (money). I have a very good memory and soon concluded that the stories I was being told were contradictory. I later found out that the ‘homeless’ man was quite notorious for playing on Christian guilt and actually lived in community housing.

    Like so many issues in life these matters become complicated.

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  6. Just about every time I hit the interstate there will be some scruffy looking someone, usually with a little dog, with a similar sign. And our interstate connection is a long way from anywhere. Even if I’m struck to toss something their way, I never travel with cash anymore, I can’t throw them my debit cards.

    I’m never sure though, if these people are legit or perpetrating the guilt scam, then go home and clean up after they put in a hard eight hours…

    Reminds me of those ASPCA commercials, I know they need donations to help but I don’t need the 4 minute guilt trip commercial! It just pisses me off.

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  7. My sister is an addict of 35+ years and has lived on the streets many times literally sleeping under bridge-overpasses in cardboard boxes. This would always happen when she was in full-blown relapse binging. She has told me many many stories of what fellow “homeless” people do in order to scam the public. The ideas and audacity would blow you away Nan. My sister would tell me that about 75% of all homeless people — at least in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, and other small towns in Texas — are indeed untreated psychiatric patients and/or drug addicts, yet many are still very functional if their disease is mild. Those homeless people know how to “act and play the role” she says, very very well.

    That said, she also tells me that the other 25% TRULY are in need of some degree of psychiatric/psychological therapy and counseling; inpatient or outpatient. She states that because mental-health is such a low, low priority in America’s eyes, there isn’t enough treatment clinics and nowhere NEAR ENOUGH counselors, nurses, techs, etc, etc, because those fields pay so very poorly by comparison to other American jobs.

    Christ? Christianity? They all become a band-aid, especially during very hard untreated, uncounseled times. It is whatever “crutch” is needed to get through the day, the week until relieved. Once relief is achieved, Christ, Christianity, churches, the bible, etc, are less a priority if not any at all. Rinse, repeat. :/

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    • It’s sad to read about your sister. However, I do appreciate you sharing her perspective on the “homeless” situation.

      MUCH more attention needs to be directed towards mental health care! As your sister relates, it’s extremely common among the homeless (which is really sad), but as you know, it’s been shown to be a motivating factor behind some of the senseless killings in this country.

      I know it’s a dream … but wouldn’t it be wonderful if the “smarter-than-Obama” politicians would focus more on mental health in their “new and improved” health care package? Yeah, I know. It’ll never happen. *sigh*

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