Man, what's up with all the poor people hate today? Must be something in the air, on my way to the supermarket I did indeed see more vagrants than usual, including one who was definitely looking to get into some trouble. Kept chugging drinks and throwing the bottles into the shrubbery, talking loudly to no one in particular, strutting around like he owned the sidewalk etc.
Yeah, if someone acts like that you obviously don't give them anything, not even attention (except cautiously watching out for potential attacks). But otherwise, don't let the fear of assholes like that make you into an asshole yourself.
My rule of thumb is that good giving should benefit both the giver and the receiver. Honest beggars know this and show gratitude, no matter how much or little they receive. Dishonest ones will inevitably disrespect or insult your for giving them anything, in that case, of course, feel free not to give to them again unless they apologize.
But this shit?>>34971536>>34971610
Come on man, don't be a dickhead. If someone acts a fool as a result of you giving them alms, that's on them. And so is any potential consequence of that, like the police getting involved. They're clearly much more in the wrong, because the giver didn't intend for that to happen. They're clearly just as much a victim as everyone else who might suffer as a result.
Yeah, some of them do pull scams and if it sounds like one, it probably is, but making mistakes must be allowed. Fool me once, etc. But don't go shouting at people who are trying to do the right thing. Easy to bully Christians because they're supposed to turn the other cheek, but if you want to be a hero, why don't you go preach the gospel to those who take advantage of other people's kindheartedness?