Skip to comments.Bryan Fischer: Firefighters did the Christian thing in letting house burn
Posted on 10/07/2010 7:04:54 AM PDT by Catholic Examiner
Greed over need. What would Jesus do?
And neighbors - ALL of whom had paid the $75 themselves - said this guy had at least 20 minutes to rescue the animals from his house before the fire became too dangerous to enter.
Yes he did and the insurance co. is in the process of paying off!!
The initial refusal to respond does bother me--because of the fact that someone's life could have been in danger. They should have responded to ensure safety of lives if nothing else.
Heh-heh, didn’t you learn your lesson yesterday?
You could perhaps put in a call to Barney Frank.
When the phone don't ring, you'll know it's him.
“Put the darn thing out, then fine the guy for not paying his fee.”
I don’t think they have the power to fine anyone. This is a volunteer department.
I’m nothing if not tenatious, predictable and stubborn.
It’s amazaing to see how many people here simply do not get that - and yet claim to be conservative.
My personal belief is that reliousness simply may not be compatible with conservatism, and that belief just keeps getting stronger and stronger.
In a way, the story of the TALENTS in the Bible can be applied to this question. Even better is the parable of the Ten Virgins.
The answer in those parables is, If you don’t pay for fire/rescue services, don’t whine when you find yourself out on the street. If you won’t help share the cost to the community, why should the community share with you.
Having homeowners insurance is not the same as paying a voluntary assessment for the volunteer fire department.
If there was a mortgage the lender would require homeowners insurance or they would charge the homeowner for a policy the lender takes out - at a much higher price.
Wonder if the house was paid off and if it was, there would be no requirement for a homeowners policy.
I believe it is a city fire department supported by the tax payers...so those taxpayers are expected to pick up the tab for a non tax payers loss. This is about personal responsibility...this guy failed to exercise personal responsibility and now it’s time to pony up the price! Sorry man you place your bet you take your chances!!
“You don’t walk into the insurance company after your home is flooded and waive around a $125 check, demanding retro-active Flood insurance coverage, do you?”
Sadly, many so called conservatives here probably support the “right” to do just that.
These WWJD thread are pretty illuminating. If religous people think Jesus would be down with something, it’s no great stretch to them to think “society” (which ends up being gvt) should be too.
“They could at least have hosed it down, while they were standing around watching. How much could that have cost?”
Their entire income for next year.
Why pay then if you can get it free, after the fact?
What’s the problem? A bunch of wood burned. Happens every day. It is not a public problem. It is a private problem. Let it be a lesson.
What if the guy had a nice family car, or truck with no insurance. Auto body guys and mechanics are supposed to fix it with their labor?
He didn’t want to pay for labor. Also, he wasn’t friends( obviously with the firemen ) So, it seems this guy has a problem with social contracts, money and otherwise.
He wanted to live outside the social contract. Fine.
No different then loser, welfare, non working parasites that want all the work of laborers, taken by force through government taxation and derived to them, and usually supported by woolly headed Marxist .
True. I don't think there is a Good Samaritan Law for firefighters.
“These people need to come up with a new plan for fire protection in their community.”
Socialism to the rescue!
They don’t need to come up with anything at all. They have a system.
This guy didn’t want to pay, so he lost his house.
The parallels between this and Obamacare are astounding. Someone brought that up on one of the previous threads on this.
This story is a metaphor for ObamaCare.shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
Steal from others because of your choice
not to be responsible for yourself.
Yah'shua said :Mar 10:19 "You know the commandments, .... DO NOT STEAL,.... , Do not defraud, ........."