Thursday, February 20, 2014

Put your hands in your own pockets first

One of the richest landowners in the UK holding several palaces, shopping centres and other assorted properties in it's portfolio demanded that taxpayers shell out on making sure that people do not go hungry. Yes, the Church of England and its well paid bishops in their palaces are telling those of us who are less well off that we have a duty to make sure that those 'suffering' under benefits cuts do not go hungry.
Forty-three Christian leaders, including 27 Anglican bishops, have signed a letter urging David Cameron to ensure people get enough to eat.
They argue that "cutbacks and failures" in the benefits system are forcing thousands of people to use food banks.
The End Hunger Fast campaign called the situation "truly shocking". It wants a national day of fasting on 4 April.
But the government said it wanted to help people "stand on their own two feet" by cutting welfare dependency.
The letter comes after Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, warned last weekend that welfare reform was leaving people in "destitution" and labelled it a "disgrace".
These people are clearly big fans of the magic money tree theory of socialist thinking where they seem to be under the impression that the government can just magic up money and make sure that it gets to their favoured cause. They seem to forget that someone has to pay for this and that person is the taxpayer who are often enough struggling to make ends meet themselves without getting their rent/mortgage paid for by the state as well as health benefits. Perhaps the church ought to take a good look at their founder and copy his words to his disciples and actually get out there and heal the sick and feed the poor rather than sitting on their multi-million pound empire and telling the rest of us we have to pay for someone else's food?
Perhaps if they lived their lives in that manner it might actually be worth listening to what they say if they tell us there's a problem?

3 annotations:

English Pensioner said...

As noted elsewhere, there are over 100 bishops, what do the rest think?

Anonymous said...

Their founder managed to feed a crowd with 5 loaves and 2 fishes, perhaps they should try the same thing.

Anonymous said...

"As noted elsewhere, there are over 100 bishops, what do the rest think?"

hmmm.... GIRLS! DRINK!.... NUNS!?