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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sunspots 442

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Christianity: Fancy horse on teaching a two year old about sacrificial giving.

Health: National Public Radio reports on a scientific study of whether adding bacon to recipes really makes them more appealing.

Politics: NPR also reports on whether just giving money to poor people helps them or not.

Science: I am not making this up. There is an animal, known as the demon mole rat, which, unlike the naked mole rat, which is highly social, is solitary. They bang their heads against their tunnels to tell nearby animals to stay away. (reported in Wired.)

Sports: Various outlets, including ESPN, report that a football game last weekend was to have been officiated by a crew which included four females.

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atlibertytosay said...

I'm of the opinion that the government should be out of the "giving" business and the matter is strictly a church matter.

A lifestyle must be taught and well received - not just "handouts".

I realize we are supposed to give freely - but we also are tasked to bring others to Christ. The perfect opportunity to do that is by helping someone financially and getting them plugged in to a church.

Martin LaBar said...


In the case referred to in the post, it wasn't the government, but a charity, that checked on giving money to people.

Psalm 72 indicates that King David, who was the government, had an obligation to give to the poor.