Good for them.
I no longer contribute to charity of any sort. Zilch.
The Indolent class relies upon assistance from many sources for all their needs. Government, private sector, friends, and relatives may all contribute. The Indolent conducts their life with assistance from others factored in to all they do.
The Indolent is additionally freed from the outcomes of their choices and behaviors. Somebody else will fix what they break. Somebody else will feed the mouths they create. Indolents are never to blame for creating their misfortunes. Indolents are freed from the Cause and Effect relationships of life.
The question becomes - How can anyone learn from experience when they are purposely excluded from responsibility? What motivation will curb their appetites when nothing stands to impede their appetites?
This is why most Indolents remain on public assistance from others all their lives. They learn from birth that others will care for them. Laws require the government intervene. Citizens and non-citizens who refuse to care for themselves, or are unable to negotiate life, receive subsidy. For some Indolents, the welfare level of income, a level classified by government as poverty, is sufficient and preferred to working. The Indolent prefers free time to do what they wish, over finding gainful employment that requires their time. Many adopt crime as a means of supplementing their incomes.
The Indolent is a Progressive Democrat mainstay and I will not enable it.
This includes tithes to the church. I have told my church finance committee that I will tithe enough to support the operations of the local building and grounds only, I will not enable their outreach programs.
I am done with it all.
Just what is a ‘shoebox’ anyway?
Wow, never thought in a million years I would see a newspaper from Nashville Arkansas on Freerepublic. My grand parents lived in that town from 1952 to 1992. Not many Thanksgivings went by in those days without me being up there with my relatives.