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Sanctimony over charity

PARADIGM_L0ST
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1/31/2011 10:04:50 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
A strip club owner in South Florida has been donating money to local charities for years to help out disaffected youth. He had done so anonymously for years. A school found out who the donation came from and the check was returned due to what Joe Rodriguez does for a living -- manages strip clubs.

Who friggin' cares? You'd rather snub your nose at a man who gave generously out of the kindness of his heart just so you can make a philosophical point? F*ck you!!!

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1/31/2011 12:20:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with returning the money. If an assassin earned money by murdering innocent people, and he gave those to charity with a good will, then one who has a moral opposition to murder has every right not to accept the money. Similarly, those who oppose strip clubs and find them abhorrent, there is nothing wrong, from their perspective, to return the money, if they think that the income of the strip club owner is immoral.
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1/31/2011 12:21:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Of course, it should be noted that the money should be given back by the school, and the ones who got help should not have it taken away from them.
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1/31/2011 12:59:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/31/2011 12:20:58 PM, Mirza wrote:
From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with returning the money. If an assassin earned money by murdering innocent people, and he gave those to charity with a good will, then one who has a moral opposition to murder has every right not to accept the money. Similarly, those who oppose strip clubs and find them abhorrent, there is nothing wrong, from their perspective, to return the money, if they think that the income of the strip club owner is immoral.:

The point is that the children suffer so they can make a moral point.
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Mirza
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1/31/2011 1:03:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/31/2011 12:59:51 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 1/31/2011 12:20:58 PM, Mirza wrote:
From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with returning the money. If an assassin earned money by murdering innocent people, and he gave those to charity with a good will, then one who has a moral opposition to murder has every right not to accept the money. Similarly, those who oppose strip clubs and find them abhorrent, there is nothing wrong, from their perspective, to return the money, if they think that the income of the strip club owner is immoral.:

The point is that the children suffer so they can make a moral point.
The children should not suffer from it, if you ask me. However, if they do not accept money because they find the money coming from an abhorrent source, then that is justifiable. But it should not be to merely "make a moral point." It should come from the heart.
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1/31/2011 2:55:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The children should not suffer from it, if you ask me. However, if they do not accept money because they find the money coming from an abhorrent source, then that is justifiable.:

What difference does it make? He's obviously moral enough of a man to give his own money away to children in need. His job is irrelevant to the point that he wants to donate his money.

They were perfectly happy to accept his money before they knew what his job was, now all of a sudden it's being treated like blood money.

But it should not be to merely "make a moral point." It should come from the heart.:

It obviously is coming from his heart.
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1/31/2011 3:03:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/31/2011 2:55:53 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
The children should not suffer from it, if you ask me. However, if they do not accept money because they find the money coming from an abhorrent source, then that is justifiable.:

What difference does it make? He's obviously moral enough of a man to give his own money away to children in need. His job is irrelevant to the point that he wants to donate his money.

They were perfectly happy to accept his money before they knew what his job was, now all of a sudden it's being treated like blood money.
If they feel that the money is gained through immoral paths, then it is not wrong for them not to accept money donated from such a source.

But it should not be to merely "make a moral point." It should come from the heart.:

It obviously is coming from his heart.
I meant their hearts. They should seriously condemn the source of his money, not just to make a point.
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2/1/2011 5:15:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/31/2011 12:20:58 PM, Mirza wrote:
Similarly, those who oppose strip clubs and find them abhorrent, there is nothing wrong, from their perspective, to return the money, if they think that the income of the strip club owner is immoral.

True, but people who think like that have no place running charities.
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2/1/2011 5:32:50 PM
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What is so immoral about a strip club?
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2/1/2011 5:34:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/1/2011 5:15:02 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/31/2011 12:20:58 PM, Mirza wrote:
Similarly, those who oppose strip clubs and find them abhorrent, there is nothing wrong, from their perspective, to return the money, if they think that the income of the strip club owner is immoral.

True, but people who think like that have no place running charities.

Exactly
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