Free Rice?


I thought it was a joke when I first saw it. But it’s a real web site. Poor people get free rice through that website if and only if you play trivia.

Does that really make sense? Granted, everyone is trying to get out of money as the sole path to charity. But that rice has to come from somewhere. Why is someone holding poor people hostage to your attention span for trivia? People they personally know are not getting fed unless and until you play their version of trivia?

What? Why would a sponsor pay for ten grains of rice if and only if an anonymous person played their trivia games? What’s next? ‘Free rice’ for one person if another person stands on their head? Free medical care for one person if another person ..does some required behavior? Like pay taxes?

They already have the rice, but they won’t give it to a hungry person unless you play trivia?

They already have the medical care but they won’t give it ‘to sick people’ unless you do their commands?

Actually they have neither, but are trying to pretend they do to manipulate behavior.

That is technically called religious indoctrination by holding the other guy’s soul hostage instead of your own. Your time and life are spent doing religious commands for the sake of an anonymous person who another person must help and the anonymous person who needs help doesn’t get it unless and until you do what the middleman tells you.

You don’t really know if anybody got rice or medicine even if you do the commands. And if you did the commands and no benefit to the anonymous person was had, even if you are deceived they were genuinely helped, there is no heavenly benefit. Heavenly benefits in free willed religion only accrue to those who actually help others –not to those who just thought they were helping someone.

Supposedly ‘learning something’ as appealing to a selfish motive in order to ‘help others’ only indoctrinates the ‘learner’ in the religious system because the religious system is the behavior of doing the commands –at all– after having heard the commands as non-creating speech. The whole site and the whole Democratic Party are simple social experimentation and indoctrination.

They are basically saying: “I’m not going to feed this anonymous, poor starving person unless you do what I say. Therefore, the Guilt of anyone dying of hunger is on you –because I say so. Did you know that anonymous people die of hunger every 6.3 seconds –and that is your fault if you don’t do what I tell you?”

I get the impression that the mere phrase ‘give rice to the hungry’ and “make a difference” is simply supposed to invoke some robotic behavior from liberals no matter the idiocy of the whole –while they make fun of Calvinists for supposedly “making men robots by denying free will”. Why don’t they just go ahead and feed the hungry without you paying in time and trivia?

The website is nothing more than manipulation no matter what the Other trivia is that you must ‘learn’.

Then there is this liberal classic from Wikipedia:

This article is about hunger as a social condition. For the physical sensation, see Hunger (motivational state). For other uses, see Hunger (disambiguation).

Job 18:8-14  For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare. The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him. The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way. Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet. His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side. It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength. His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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  1. katz
    January 2, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    You don’t understand money, do you?
    Health care costs money. Taxes pay for it. It’s just like your kids don’t get food unless you work. They’re not unrelated at all; one is the cause of the other. How would you expect stuff to happen if no one pays for it?

    Honestly, you could have checked the Freerice FAQ if you didn’t understand how it works. I’ll quote for you:

    If FreeRice has the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?

    FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice.you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, sponsor banners appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these banners is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.

    Couldn’t I just write a computer program to play all day and give a lot of rice that way?

    There are two problems with this. First, it overloads our servers so that real people can’t play and learn. Second, without real people playing and the resulting company sponsorship, no money would be generated and we could not give any rice at all.

    In other words, companies pay for the rice, but it’s an investment. They pay because they get an ad banner. The people who are playing make it a high-traffic site, leading to ad revenue. If it were not a high-traffic site, the companies would not want an ad banner there, so they wouldn’t donate. The game is an essential part of getting donations.

    It would have behooved you to visit the FAQ yourself. You wouldn’t have sounded so ignorant. But you aren’t interested in learning because you are only a simple ideologue.

    • christianclarityreview
      January 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      that same model of “investment buys food” could be done in a infinite variety of ways. Getting you to do trivia as a learning activity is simple demonic manipulation. There is no excuse for posing as a middleman to help someone else and seeking to get others to do certain activities or essentially be guilty of ‘not feeding the hungry’.

      Perhaps you could tell me about money? Where it came from? What it actually is? What is its purpose?

      In stead, you want to rely on what you hope is the common understanding of money ( the actual ignorance of what money is and why it exists ) as a foundation to say basically “that’s how the world is. Don’t try to change it. Just use it for good ..to change things.” In the end, you become the slave of the lie while genuinely thinking the lie is “making the world a better place.” And you never want to see you have been lied to by the very things you hold forth as ‘common sense’.

      You don’t need to be in such a rush to be not-guilty in whatever new ideology/behavioral model comes along. The early adopters of new ideologies are essential cowards who are afraid to be seen as guilty by what is perceived to be a powerful new force. The rest are cowards, just not as big of one.

      If you think I am trying to get you to be a Calvinist as a mere new ideology, you are very mistaken. You can’t even be a Calvinist without a non-metaphorical new birth and change of being in Jesus Christ –for the most part– against your will.

      John 3:3-8 Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus says to him, How can a man be born being old? can he enter a second time into the womb of his mother and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not wonder that I said to thee, It is needful that *ye* should be born anew. The wind blows where it will, and thou hearest its voice, but knowest not whence it comes and where it goes: thus is every one that is born of the Spirit.

      In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

  2. May 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    gamesthatgive.net gives 70% to charity and you can choose a charity that the Bible doesn’t prophecy will help take over the world. Science proves the Bible http://www.icr.org!

  3. Mattie
    October 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    The money comes from the advertisements at the bottom of each page; every time you click a right answer, the advertisement changes. The advertisers are the one paying, but Freerice.com doesn’t get any money until you see the ads. Yes, you could just have a website where you just refresh the page over and over to get rice, but here is the problem: that gets boring. Nobody really wants to refresh a page for an hour. Doing “trivia”, as you put it, gives them something to do.

    If you had actually read the FAQ on their site, you would know this. Instead, you are twisting the words of the Bible to condemn a charity that is trying to– and is– helping people.

    http://www.wfp.org/videos/freerice-reaches-bangladesh – a video of the rice being given out.

  4. christianclarityreview
    October 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Mattie,

    and you don’t see any manipulation in that? No hypocrisy?

    The advertisers know that people only click, at least per the purpose of the webpage, to get the rice to idealized poor people, who are in point of fact idealized to be poor because they are simultaneously idealized to have free will and could do what they want, but they don’t have money and can’t get any either; instead they have delusions of about reality called false religion. The idealized smart people clicking a mouse button like Pavlov’s dog ( except the food is for somebody else ) are not buying anything, only practicing pride about sending free food to idealized dumb people. On top of that, those same people rolling in pride at helping the dumb people are idealizing the thing that keeps the idealized dumb people dumb ( their false religion) as a sacrosanct thing to keep the dumb people dumb so all the idealized smart people can keep looking smart.

    This isn’t rocket science.

    The kicker is that ‘if you don’t click, you must not care!’, which is simply the bell going off for Pavlov’s dog. If you don’t ‘do it’ then you’ll break an emotional rule. Oh no!

    All those that participate in that website are just proud, vain people wasting their life thinking they are the smart people who have stuff while they have to help people who are dumb and don’t have stuff and being deceived the whole time. That is satanic. No one is saved from anything. Instead the whole vain show keeps its prisoners each in their particular cell. Meanwhile, someone is going around stamping ‘Free Rice’ on a bunch of very expensive rice that cost anonymous people the time and attention of their lives.

    And as for setting up a program that just ‘clicks’ automatically? He is not doing that ( at least he says he’s not doing that ) because he is a good person and virtuous. He’s not doing that because if the advertisers found out about it he wouldn’t have any advertiser anymore, because advertisers don’t like paying to have their ads displayed to non-‘buying units’/non-people. He actually said something close to that in the FAQ. Maybe you missed that part on your way to worship your own feelings.

    Non-Christian charity is always satanic and always ends badly. It is the gift that keeps on deceiving. It is wasteful. All you get is the nice chewy feeling that Keeps On Deceiving while the rice is taken over by warlords and either rots or is used a leverage in some political game among the idealized dumb people.

    The fact is that I am not mean, have not mis-understood anything and am not guilty before God for not playing internet games. You are deceived, have loved your illusion and have progressed from a passive player to an aggressive defender of the satanic. You want to defend what made you feel good for its own sake without thinking or praying about it becuase you want to be the one forcing someone else to say Thank You while you are the one tacitly saying You’re Welcome. You think those idealized poor people think that rice came from nowhere?

    You think it an accident that these two verses are side by side in the Bible?

    Proverbs 28:26 He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

    Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.

    Every time you open your Bible that first verse is still going to be there. Give what Jesus Christ gives through you to those God gives it to without worshiping your own emotions; good ones or bad ones. Of course, if you are deceived you have free will, that is impossible for you. Your own superiority in your own eyes will come through very plainly to those you ‘give’ something to.

    Proverbs 14:3 In the fool’s mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

    Those poor people who are hungry need the truth that never goes away. They definitely do not need yet another load of commodities down on the dock or the tarmac that manufactures its own logistics and timetable on them in order just to eat it.

    Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress.

    You think you have free will. Okay. Make sure your not the one handing out that piece of bread that makes a man transgress. Supposedly, you’re just that smart and pay attention to all the details to make sure your good feeling was legitimately good in some version of ideology somewhere.

    You just love to see the smiling faces eating gruel out of a bowl and think, “I put that gruel there!” The warlord can hug you and say ‘Damn right you did! I didn’t have to buy food, medicine and guns for my troops. I only had to buy the guns!”

    Pro 28:16 The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

    In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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