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October 4, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Don’t confuse Jesus, Robin Hood

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In reference to the Sept. 25 letter, “Church assistance is redistribution,” the writer compared government-mandated redistribution of wealth with the charitable and voluntary giving that is a part of all churches.

He also said that he was surprised that this issue hasn’t been covered more in the media.

I think that is because even the media probably know that there is a big difference between making a conscious decision to give to the poor as you see fit and having the government take from you and distribute your money to whomever it may deem deserving.

Jesus said for us to give to the poor. He did not say that we should take from our neighbor and give to the poor. I think the writer is getting Jesus mixed up with Robin Hood.

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