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June 7, 2007 / Daniel

Bono is mad

I saw this article about U2 singer Bono’s frustration with world leaders over broken promises concerning Africa aid. 

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  1. Matthew C / Jun 8 2007 7:17 am

    I cannot stand Bono. I wish he would keep out of politics.

  2. fiester25 / Jun 8 2007 12:35 pm

    Matthew,

    If Bono’s way is wrong, what do you think that we as Christians should do about the poverty in Africa?

  3. Matthew C / Jun 9 2007 9:15 am

    What can any body do about poverty in Africa? Do you mean, what policies should Christians endorse as to combatting poverty in Africa? Or do you mean, what organizations dedicated to aiding Africans should Christians support?

    People talk about poverty as though you can eradicate it just by coming up with a set of strategies and an enormous aid budget. I very much doubt that increasing aid to Africa and building millions of schools is going to do away with African poverty and it may make things worse.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

  4. fiester25 / Jun 9 2007 2:07 pm

    Matthew,
    That sounds very fatalistic. Why do anything about poverty if we have the perspective that all our money is going to go down the drain eventually.
    I realize that we can’t ever end poverty completely (not ’til Jesus returns), but we can and should take steps in anticipation of His return.

  5. Matthew C / Jun 10 2007 8:36 am

    As long as those steps are not going to have negative consequences.

    I am not convinced that building thousands of schools in Africa or pouring aid money into those countries is actually going to improve their situation.

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