World-class devotions on different cultures glorifying God, Allah, Brahma, Dao, and secular humanism for their wonderful works, and majestic deeds.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Poverty & Culture
Poverty & Culture
Some nations are gifted with a variety of cultures. In this mix there are identifiable
characteristics in languages, ethnicity, social classes, status, and rank. But a commonality with these cultures is that
they worship the same God. These diverse
groups share common characteristics.
John Thune (b. 1961), a U.S. Republican senator from South Dakota wrote,
“I believe our flag is more than just
cloth and ink. It is a universally
recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s
marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” Although America is a predominantly Christian
nation with diverse groups, some of distinctly ethnic groups rally under its
American culture exported around the world reaches a
community of nations. One way is by the
mass media that not only presents news and information 24/7, but sports, and
Christian programing. This fare via
print and electronic media is carried by satellites, radio, TV, and the Internet. Through the media America is able to share
and exchange values about Christianity worldwide. Because of these phenomena tourism is
flourishing and citizens interact globally.
They experience the beauty of religious and historic sites, worshiping, and
enjoying beaches. Leslie Jamison (b.
1983), a novelist said, “Armchair poverty
tourism has been around as long as authors have written about class. As an author, I have struggled myself with
the nuances of writing about poverty without reducing any community to a
catalog of its difficulties.” This was
true. Some see poverty stricken
communities and rattle off statistics as though they know what poverty is all about.
Travel & Transportation
Saint Augustine (354 AD–430 AD), an early Christian theologian and
philosopher wrote, “The world is a book,
and those who do not travel read only a page.”
It’s also true that if people who live in one place have lived in
all places. Believers that do so are
religious monks, nuns, and hermits that experience austere lives locked away in
monasteries worshiping, and serving God.
These individuals it is said experience life to the fullest.
In many nations travel is encouraged and citizens take
advantage of it. There are however
constraints on more than 7.5 billion people living worldwide in villages, and shanty
towns. These poor people are more concerned
about having the basics, like a place to live, food to eat, and clean water to
drink. With adequate transportation poor
people are able to travel from one place to another. In the modern world - even in America, some
lack transportation because they are unable to pay the fare. Corrine Brown (b. 1946), a U.S. representative
for Florida said, “States get to improve
transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people
back to work and, most importantly, enhances safety and improves local
communities.” Everyone benefits from
having a good infrastructure. Adequate
public transportation goes a long way in helping poor people and the unemployed. Such an improvement could well mean that the
poor will have work opportunities in places other than their neighborhoods
where they live.