I am sure they are not.. me being extra cautious, I cannot tell which is which, would rather stick with what I know.. I don't gamble!
Sorry to hear your experience with a drunk, and may God bless you for your honorable deed... though he cheated you, please be happy in the fact that God has filled your heart with mercy and love.. there are bound to be people like that in the world, but to compare them to Christian Charities is.. harsh.. there are GOOD christian organisations CAFOD being one of many of them..
Some people are professional at it, and I can always spot them... I always carry extra lunch on me in the car in case someone decides to wipe my window, or stop me for cash. I can't bear the burden of the sin of giving someone money that I know they will use for liquor. I know exactly why they purchase liquor too especially in the winter month, but don't feel like going into the biochemistry of it...
over my last few months here in a town I consider quite affluent. I had one lady pretend she is hungry and pregnant still refused the food I gave her, I was bewildered really given that she said she wanted nutrients for her unborn child.. I knew she was just grossly obese and wanted to capitalize on it, and one other dude with x-rays standing by hospital with a long winded story about his wife getting chemo and he has no money..
unfortunately they are professionals... every now and then you'll run into someone genuinely cold and hungry and they will accept a soup, a sandwitch or whatever you give them.. moral of the story is, just like there is a thousand con artist for the few needy, there are tons of shady charities for the few good..
And you could you tell me if Islamic Charities go to christian dominated third world countries and help out and all through this, dont ever utter their thoughts on islam? They would have and interest in preaching what they beleive to be good right?
I don't know what Islamic charities do, but as a general rule I don't think you should offer religion in exchange for a full stomach.. It is just low!
BACK ON TRACK, Glo, when talking to Non Christians about this charity, make it evident that it is a completley legitimate company who helps everyone no matter what cultural/relgious background, I would also go on to say that though the company is called christian aid, its goal would be the same as an islamic, hindu etc etc charity, and that is to provide help..
My personal experience with such charities, as I have been to countries like Tanzania, is that they bribe children as young as 6 or 7 with things like bicycles in exchange for a conversion...
Jesus said 'For when you didnt help the least of your brothers and sisters, you didnt help me, when you abandoned your neighbour you abandoned me, when you never clothed them, you left me naked' or something along those liness hehe it'd b worth droppin that in as well i reckon ;) hehe
indeed.. a far cry from Jesus peace be upon him, from what I know of modern christians!