welfare and religion

welfare and religion - Page 3 Lacy McGrath In Leonardo and...

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Page 3 Lacy McGrath In Leonardo and Clodovis’ Boff’s book Introducing Liberation Theology , they write that “the poor can break out of their situation of oppression only by working out a strategy better able to change social conditions: the strategy of liberation…First they claim everything that the existing system can give: better wages, working conditions, education, housing, and so forth: then they work toward the transformation of present society in the direction of a new society characterized by widespread participation, a better and more just balance among social classes and more worthy ways of life.” The brothers suggestion of a strategy to help the poor out of their plight and once again enter the world of civilization seems perfect, but in actuality, is nothing more than a way for the poor to get what is a free lunch for themselves but comes at a cost for those who produced it. In the quote from the Boff brother’s book, they write that the dispossessed “claim” everything that the system has to offer, and do not earn what is given to them like everyone else does. Rather it is given to them for the sole purpose of their own personal comfort because they can’t better their
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