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SteelPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 03:54 PM
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40. At one point in my life I would have agreed with you
Once you see people living in abject poverty, no running water, no medicine, scraping their living out by farming where the people who transport their crops to market get nearly all the profit, children dying from common diseases that a basic antibiotic would cure, etc. etc....

Anyway then getting even just basic help to those people in the form of basic medicines, education, clean water that they don't have to walk 2 km to retrieve seems a bit more productive in the betterment of people's lives than knocking down religion.

Kinda hard to say "300k well spent!" on a bus advertisement aimed at people who have a roof over their head, a heated home, running water, and readily available medical care, when you know people with kids who might die because of something that wouldn't even keep your kids out of school for a day.

At least for me.
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