I have been thinking about this for a while.
Is it possible to help someone in someway without also causing some sort of "manipulation" of some sort?
Consider, specifically, the very thing that the following brief that MinsitryWatch put out on Christian Children Fund (now Child Fund):
Their argument, at the time, was that since Christian Children Fund was only providing physical assistance and not Christian teaching, that money should not be given to them, but to organizations like Compassion International that preach the Gospel to those who they give physical assistance.
What is you take on this motivation for giving?
As someone not of the Christian faith, I find such motives to be ulterior motives. I would go so far as to say that the main aim in the act of giving in such a situation is manipulation, not physical assistance. The physical assistance seems like more of a means to manipulate opinion than a simple act of generosity.
What are your thoughts on this?
Is all "charity" created equal?