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It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world. Options
Daemon
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It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
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Doubless true. But my version of justice may not be yours.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 8:33:57 AM
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Is she referring to economic justice or legal justice?
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 8:46:56 AM
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In these economic times I would suggest that charity is pretty wanting too.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 10:05:28 AM

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Daemon wrote:
<script>add2all('quote')</script><img align=left width="100" height="128" src="http://img.tfd.com/IOD/shelley.jpg">It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.<br><br><a href="http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Shelley%2c+Mary+Wollstonecraft">Mary Shelley</a> (1797-1851)


If she is relating Justice with Charity, she must want some extreme form of Socialism.

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
Kat
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If there were true justice in the world, there might not be a need for charity.
Drew
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I think the world would benefit from more of both.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 1:38:30 PM

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A more just global society would automatically curtail the need for charity, I would tend to believe.

"There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world." -- Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1826. ME 16:179
MiTziGo
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I see this statement as relating to the question of why bad things happen to good people and vice versa. If life as a general rule were just, charity would be unnecessary. Good people would be duly rewarded, while the evil would be properly punished.
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