Attitudes and Actions to Poverty.

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  • Attitudes and Actions from Religion to Poverty.
    • Attitude.
      • Christianity.
        • Apostolic Poverty.
          • Monastic Ideal.
            • St Francis of Assisi.
              • Matthew:
                • 'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven.'
                  • Religious Experience is usually initiated in the poor.
                    • Connection to God will be increased when not distracted by wealth.
    • Attitude.
      • Buddhism.
        • Poverty is caused by the actions caused by a persons previous life which caused them to generate negative karma.
          • Karma.
          • Enlightenment.
          • Cycle of Rebirth.
          • Nirvana.
    • Attitude.
      • Christianity.
        • Poverty should be elimintated.
          • Intrinsic Value of Human Life.
            • Genesis:
              • 'God made mankind in his own image'.
    • Attitude.
      • Christianity.
        • God made poverty to test mankind.
          • God needed to test mankind on Earth through poverty, to see whether they could gain access to Heaven, or would be punished in Hell.
            • Purgatory.
    • Attitude.
      • Hinduism.
        • Funerals.
          • Cheap casket and cheap clothing.
            • Gaining material wealth is pointless, because of the temporary state of human life.
              • Only a cheap funeral is needed, as the physical body is merely a vessel to reach Samsara.
    • Action.
      • Islam.
        • Zakat.
          • 2.5% of a Muslims income is taken to give to a Muslim charity.
            • Ummah.
              • Strengthen the Muslim identity.
    • Action.
      • Christianity.
        • Christian Aid.
          • Short term relief.
            • Food and shelter.
          • Long term relief.
            • Education.
              • Academic education.
              • Education to help with life skills for the everyday to ensure they can be sustainable.


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