Agree or Disagree: Society discourages you to be a Good Samaritan


I have happened to notice there has been a few incidents in the news that has reminded me of this story.

 

A few weeks ago in Edmonton, there was an incident on the LRT where a man was beaten to death by another passenger.  This was not a late night incident, but in the middle of the day in front of other passengers

 

There was also a story in the Calgary Herald about several youth attacking someone on the C-train. Again not at night, but in the middle of the day.

 

It would be really easy to ask why people are not quickly responding. In the case of Edmonton, there was some who did. But in the other sense, the problem is you don’t know what someone is carrying a weapon or something else.

 

There have also been cases where people have been taken advantage of for being a Good Samaritan.For example,  cases of giving money to someone who is pretending to be poor. Or other similar scams.

 

You probably are aware of the story of the Good Samaritan. If not, you can reads it in the book of Luke Chapter 10 Verses 25-37

 

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One response to “Agree or Disagree: Society discourages you to be a Good Samaritan

  1. yea I have even heard of people being harassed for giving homeless people sandwiches near parks and stuff. if someone in authority says you cannot help out your fellow man they are in the wrong, pay back ceasers to ceaser but God’s things to God, hence they are treading on God’s terrirtory and have no right to interfere in people helping others of course you do need to exercise caution no need to cause unecessary antagonism of the authorities or being careful that the one you are helping really needs help, as for not helping those being beaten it is best call the police if your not trained, as they may have a gun or may turn on you. make sure to get a good description of them, personally I dont know what I would do, as I am not a good fighter or anything hard to say for sure. depends on the circumstances.

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