Relgious Attitudes Towards World Poverty

An analysis of religious views on world poverty and how these compare to Sikhism attitudes. This also provides an explanation and evaluation of biblical quotations and Christian and Sikh principles

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Explain the following and apply them to Christianity or Sikhism
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"Love your neighbour as yourself" (Explain this quote)
This therefore teaches Christians to show agape love to everyone and thus is based on respect and compassion hence therefore demonstrating the clear social responsibility of Christians to show compassion.
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"Love your neighbour as yourself" (Apply this quote)
This therefore tells Christians that we should treat others as we would like to be treated which is the Golden Rule of Christianity and so Christians can therefore fulfill this responsibility and act on their beliefs; thus setting an example.
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"Remove the chains of opression" (Explain this quote)
This therefore demonstrates that opression is symbolic of unfair trading and thus consequently through refering to "chains" this therefore implies that this is restrictive and unequal.
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"Remove the chains of opression" (Apply this quote)
This therefore hints at the religious duty of Christians to combat world poverty as this is a command of God hence suggesting that by helping others you are effectively showing dedication to God; hence meaning that this should be unconditional.
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"All humans are made in the image of God" (Explain this quote)
This therefore suggests that all humans are equal to God and thus this therefore is referring to being spiritually equal as opposed to physically equal hence therefore implying that physical situation doesnt matter as we are all equally valuable.
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"All humans are made in the image of God" (Apply this quote)
This therefore promotes that all humans are sacred because they are important to God hence therefore supporting the sanctity of life thus suggesting that we should treat God's creation with respect and responsibility and act justly as a result.
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The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Explain this parable)
Within this parable, God separated all of the humans into sheep, which had helped the poor, and goats, which had neglected the poor. He then allowed the sheep to enter heaven whereas the goats went to hell. This represents the valuability of care.
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The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Apply this parable)
This therefore suggests that God is within everything and so this therefore exaggerates that by helping others we are effectively helping God and so this encourages Christians to create unity and fully respect others through sacrificial love
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The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Justify this parable)
This suggests that Christians would want to act kindly with compassion toward the poor as acting unfairly therefore discredits and devalues God's complete equality in creation and therefore shows that God is omnipotent and so should be respected
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"Only he who lives by the sweat of his brow and shares...has discovered righteousness" (Explain this quote)
This suggests that money is worthless as it doesn't help you to achieve union with God and so this therefore implies that materialism is worthless and instead Sikhs should respect those who are unfortunate and hence show sacrificial love.
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"Only he who lives by the sweat of his brow and shares...has discovered righteousness" (Apply this quote)
This therefore infers that by showing this unconditional respect and love they are therefore showing their respect for the Waheguru (God). Consequnetly, to act on their beliefs Sikhs thus show equality and so show compassion
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"Only he who lives by the sweat of his brow and shares...has discovered righteousness" (Justify this quote)
This therefore suggests that Sikhs have a responsibility to the poor as they therefore would gain good karma as it is a way of serving the community, hence therefore allowing them to escape the cycle of samsara and achieve moksha and union with God
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"Be grateful to God for the bounties you enjoy. Be compassionate to the needy" (Explain this quote)
This therefore reinforces the lack of value of money as it all belongs to God and so by showing compassion to the needy it demonstrates your respect to God for your position. Thereby through doing this Sikhs gain permanent peace in the next life.
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"Be grateful to God for the bounties you enjoy. Be compassionate to the needy" (Apply this quote)
Therefore, Sikhs may wish to follow this in order to show their thanks to God and show their responsibility to others and hence promoting greater cooperation as a result, thus fulfilling the Sikh belief of seva and selfless service to share tasks
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"Be grateful to God for the bounties you enjoy. Be compassionate to the needy" (Justify this quote)
This therefore means that by supporting Seva it is therefore showing a Sikhs moral responsibility and duty to help others and share out tasks whilst also helping others. This creates a greater sense of community and willingness to help others
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"Blessed is the godly person and the riches they possess because they can be used for charitable purposes" (Explain this quote)
This therefore suggests that money isn't damaging as it therefore supports the aim of seva expressed through Dhan, which provides a material service hence suggesting that money is solely to meet the needs of the community and not the individual.
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"Blessed is the godly person and the riches they possess because they can be used for charitable purposes" (Apply this quote)
This therefore suggests that Sikhs should help others as it is a way of serving both the wider community and God which therefore means that Sikhs can fulfill this religious responsibility hence therefore demonstrating the belief of Vand Chakna.
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"Blessed is the godly person and the riches they possess because they can be used for charitable purposes" (Justify this quote)
Therefore through supporting Vand Chakna it therefore shows selfless service which is unconditional and regardless of physical characteristics hence showing the moral responsibility of Sikhs hence supporting stewardship and a duty to God.
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This therefore teaches Christians to show agape love to everyone and thus is based on respect and compassion hence therefore demonstrating the clear social responsibility of Christians to show compassion.

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"Love your neighbour as yourself" (Explain this quote)

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This therefore tells Christians that we should treat others as we would like to be treated which is the Golden Rule of Christianity and so Christians can therefore fulfill this responsibility and act on their beliefs; thus setting an example.

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This therefore demonstrates that opression is symbolic of unfair trading and thus consequently through refering to "chains" this therefore implies that this is restrictive and unequal.

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This therefore hints at the religious duty of Christians to combat world poverty as this is a command of God hence suggesting that by helping others you are effectively showing dedication to God; hence meaning that this should be unconditional.

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