Nik L Wrote:
Feb 08, 2013 7:54 AM
Charity, as defined in dictionaries and judged in the Bible, is a voluntary action. It is also an action that can be extended or suspended at will by the person being charitable. If one is forced to pay for “helping” others – e.g., by having to pay taxes that support others and having no say as to who receives the charity, what kind, and in what amount/duration – then the “help” is not charity. It is coercion (and requires no thought or personal choice to make a sacrifice). (And paying taxes is not making a “contribution,” since making a contribution is also a voluntary act.) There are also many forms of “help.”