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« Reply #5: December 21, 2007, 04:48:43 pm »

Is charity considered a requirement in your religion?  Does the type of charity matter?

Never really thought about it before, but yes I suppose that it is.

I believe in spreading as much positive energy as I can (I do believe in karma, but this isn't necessarily the reason why I choose to believe the former). Therefore, charity would be an effective way of spreading positivity- and by this I simply mean doing something *good* with the hope that it will have knock-on effects.

Charity is a funny old word though. I think a lot of people put 'charity' down as being an organization of some sort that is set up to help one particular area of life- orphaned children, poverty, endangered animals. But I have always viewed charity down as the action of 'showing love'. For instance, if a person was to help an elderly person onto the bus with all their bags, is this not charity? Sure, it's not on a large-scale, and doesn't help anybody else apart from the elderley person, but you have still made a difference to *one* person's day.
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