Monday, 18 August 2014
Posted by Carla Bobby at 02:44
Monday, 25 February 2013
The government of the United States of America has persuaded many people, and not j u s t the majority of its own citizens, to see its country's victory i n the Cold War as a victory of the ideas of freedom and democracy, j u s t as i t presents the events of 9 / 1 1 as an attack upon those same values. But to what extent can these values be understood without reference to the material conditions of society? Freedom and democracy tend to have a different meaning depending on whether one lives i n a r i c h or a poor country, j u s t as they mean different things to the elite and to the underclass of a country. This opens u p a different way of reading the situation and i t emerges even f r om the Bush administration's own major policy document, if one reads i t carefully enough. The National Security Strategy of the United States (henceforth NSS), published i n September 2002, acknowledges that poverty and inequality are among the causes of terror:
Posted by Carla Bobby at 04:14
Monday, 30 July 2012
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom".
Posted by Carla Bobby at 04:16
Thursday, 25 August 2011
For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
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But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?.
Posted by Carla Bobby at 23:15