The Christian Commons Project™ is designed to carry out the mandate to the Church given by Jesus Christ in the Gospel According to Saint John the Evangelist, Chapter 21, Verses 14 through 17, to feed the people. It is the indisputable, irrevocable duty of every Christian and Jesus’s whole Church acting in an environmentally responsible manner.
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Friday, January 25, 2008
- Mandate from God: John 21:14-17
- There Are Hungry People even in the United States: Statistics from the U.S. Conference of Mayors
- Corn for Fuel: Serious environmental, health, and economic fallout
- Fuel Prices: Impact on food prices
- Foreclosures and Bankruptcies: Home foreclosures, bankruptcies, subprime-mortgage debacle, unemployment, stagflation, college loans
- Waging Wars on Borrowed Money: Sacrifice, savings, irrational consumption, credit disaster, expensive wars, reserve currency, the Petrodollar, the Euro, inflationary pressures
- Background: Data, traditional approaches, land ownership and uses
- 12 Myths About Hunger
- Myth 1: Not Enough Food to Go Around
- Myth 2: Nature is to Blame for Famine
- Myth 3: Too Many People
- Myth 4: The Environment vs. More Food?
- Myth 5: The Green Revolution [a deliberate misnomer, not environmentalism] is the Answer
- Myth 6: We Need Large Farms
- Myth 7: The Free Market Can End Hunger
- Myth 8: Free Trade is the Answer
- Myth 9: Too Hungry to Fight for Their Rights
- Myth 10: More U.S. Aid Will Help the Hungry
- Myth 11: We Benefit From Their Poverty
- Myth 12: Curtail Freedom to End Hunger?
Why Not Just Give More Money to the Usual Charities? The Christian Commons Project™ is Different: Commons as source The Commons Has a Number of Additional Benefits: Support, skills, education, safety, “green,” alternative energy, innovation, laborsaving, sharing Heart and Soul of Christianity: Acts 2:44-45; Acts 4:32-35; Matthew 5:42; Matthew 12:36; Isaiah 32:7-8; Matthew 12:7; Matthew 23:23. Give and share, no baseless talk, warn, weightier matters Not Mere “Bible Thumping” The Failed Welfare Model and Failing Welfare Reform: Build, own, operate, and maintain; No breaking people How Is the Christian Commons Project™ Organized? Some Guiding Principles of the Christian Commons: New Commandment, John 13:34, Greatest Commandment, Second Great Commandment, Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12 Community Property Works: Religious orders, community property in marriage, Anabaptists, Kibbutzim, U.S. military, earliest Apostles, disciples, Jesus Just a Few of the Many Established Communities of Various Types Why Not Let the Secular Government Take Care of the Poor through Taxes?: Privatizers, taxes, selfish interest, private fiefdoms, “faith-based initiatives,” political contributions, kickbacks Don’t the Poor and Others Still Receive Help?: Coercive proselytizing and evangelizing Yes, But Isn’t the “Faith-Based” Program Democratically Derived?: End-run around the establishment clause The Christian Commons is Better Christians Give without Holding out for Recompense Belong to Something Greater Than Yourself: God’s whole, Matthew 25:34-40 501(c)(3) Link to this page: Copy and paste code Blogroll, Social Networking Links Neighbors, Friends, and Family All, God Bless You and Thank You