Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that?
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(02-02-2012, 06:34 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(02-02-2012, 06:30 PM)cgraye Wrote: OK.  Where I was actually going with this is - if we have a duty to help the poor, does that then translate into a right to that help for the poor?  In other words, does a poor person have the right to have his basic material needs met by someone else?

At first glance, I wouldn't think so. Charity goes beyond justice. We are called to be charitable to all people, but people are not actually owed charity.

Otherwise it wouldn't be charity, would it?
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Re: Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that? - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 07:04 PM



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