I am the thread-starter. Wow do I regret it. In fact I have spent the past few weeks contemplating whether I should delete my account from CAF altogether. At the risk of getting piled on (again), I didn’t create this thread for people to sin all over it.
Are we really arguing about helping animals over people? What do people take me for? All I meant was that if people cared enough – assuming they care – to toss a dollar in Puerto Rico’s direction, would they consider tossing in a nickel to get the animals into the shelter system before their owners eat them.
Bunch of crooks. And if Washington D.C. were hit by a natural disaster, should it be abandoned? "And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:11)
They chose to live there. That’s appalling to read it just once, let alone multiple times from multiple posters.
My (toned-down) respone #1: at what age do people “choose” to live there? Babies? First communion? Puberty? And then at what age do people get to be too old and helpless to get up and go? What is the age and age range of this “choice?” And in a commonwealth where 46 percent (Wikipedia, FWIW) of people live in poverty, where are they supposed to get the money for plane tickets off the island? They’re a thousand miles from the US mainland. They cannot drive there, take a train there, swim there, or walk there. So when did they make this “choice” to live there?
My (toned-down) response #3: God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). But are we? Would anyone say that “they chose to live there” regarding the people in the firestorms in California who burned to death?
The Hebrew Year of Jubilee was never about whether the people who received it, either deserved it or earned it. It was an unmerited act of mercy. There is not one person who claims the name of Christ who has done anything to deserve it or to earn it. It is an unmerited act of mercy. I do not care if Puerto Rico deserves a Jubilee for debt already incurred. I asked if they should receive one.
And now I shall bow out of this thread. Call me what you please.