Hypocrisy In John Winthrop's A Model Of Christian Charity

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Edmund Burke once said “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing”. In John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” he explains charity as something that will always happen if your a good believing christian. The charity in America hasn't been the same as in John Winthrop's “A Model of Christian Charity”, because of the Hippocratic ideas that have developed in the later years of America. Charity in America can't be what it supposed to be because of hypocrisy, corruption ,and ideas that do not work. As stated in “A Model of Christian Charity” “There will always be poor and rich people but the wealth will trickle down as a form of help from god”. The idea of “The Trickle-down Effect” is the idea that wealth will disperse on its own to …show more content…

This might sound like a good thing until people start to chose who needs more, and this decision is made depending on racist or where someone is from. As stated John Winthrop “First, this love among Christians is a real thing, not imaginary”, meaning that love between Christians should be absolute. This isn’t always the case for example stated by Blum "Certainly thou must understand that as black people, it would be impossible for us to kneel before thee, believing thee to be a white God” meaning that the only certain can be Christians (3). The meaning of being christian or any part of any religion for a matter of fact is to follow the ideals and the rules of that religion. Charity in America can’t be the what it can be because of the hypocrisy, corruption ,and ideas that contradicts the very thing it's trying help. The problems of this is corruption in politics that favor the rich, people in high ranks of power abusing their position, people being hypocrites for not following what they preach, and people thinking they are

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