any conscience tight wads ???

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mountainman, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    this site kind of amazes me with what seems to be TIGHT WADS

    there have been some come through here with some fine causes looking for support

    THINGS they were doing to help others - self sacrifice

    riding their motor bikes long didtances so as to raise monies for OTHERS

    have noticed that when THINGS such as doing some true good works for others
    are mentioned here -- and support asked for
    man -- this place is deader than a door nail !!!!

    another note
    a while back a ((very well known member)) had his MB motor bike stolen
    someone mentioned starting a fund so as to replace the stolen MB
    and offered to start the fund with a fair amount of money

    NOT ONE PERSON HERE HAD ONE NICKEL TO DONATE !!!!

    yes I know -- you give a lot in other places -- ok -- we will buy that.....

    go ride that THING --- now
     

  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Publicized "charity" isn't charity.
     
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's not true

    that's not true

    Joan Crock has given millions to charity
    and many know about it

    Bill Gates has given millions and millions to charity

    you saying that this don't count
    come on now -- that is a bunch of BBS

    sure God has someTHING to say about this
    but SS you say that you do not believe in a Almight God
    so why go there ??
     
  4. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    i think what ss was talking about is where the bible talks about doing good deeds and then bragging about it.in witch case youve already been rewarded.however thats not the same as going public to get charity.it would be the same as donating to the charity and then bragging that you did donate.
     
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's what I was kind of thinking
    but would SS be thinking from the Bible when he says
    don't wish to put words in his mouth

    let's just say one of his higher powers appears to be Dante
    out here in the country nobody names their kid that
    sounds kind of gayy
    when did Dante walk on water ??
    MM
     
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    MM, in case you missed it, I know the bible very well indeed, and I have freely acknowledged that there is much wisdom therein. I was not, however, referencing anything from the bible with what I said above, I was referencing the psychological FACT that no one ever gives to charity without internal, personal motivations to do so, and the social FACT that when givers make their giving known they reveal much of that internal motivation - the desire for the approval of others.

    Charity revealed by the giver isn't charity - it is buying approval. Altruism in social terms is a myth.
     
  7. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    What about me??? I stubbed my pinky toe and can't work. My welfare check doesn't come for another two weeks... I don't have money for 2strk oil and can't ride now... PLEASE PASS THE HAT!

    We're a MB board not an insurance Company!

    LOL, just jokin MM!
     
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