Almsgiving is beneficial regardless of your culture?
Yes, the religion of Islam has asked all its followers to give alms every year for a purpose. Almsgiving fastens the economic growth of the society and it helps keep the money in motion rather than being accumulated with the rich. It reduces the class conflict in the socity and it also helps bind the poor and the rich together.
Roman Catholic Answer I have a note taped to my computer screen, the three things necessary, and they are emphasised as the things we should do during Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Almsgiving is recognized by the Church as one of the principal forms of penance especially since the mitigation of the laws on fast and abstinence. - extracted from Modern Catholic Dictionary by Fr. John A. Hardon
If you attempt to identify a culture that is not pure(in other words, containing two or more different species of bacteria), then you may incorrectly identify the bacteria you intend to find. A pure culture ensures that only one type of bacteria is present and ensures one answer regardless of how many times you test it.
China didnt trade with outsiders because they were afraid that trading would change their culture. For example, if china was to trade with a country who belived in the culture of not respecting their elderly then china would believe that culture has made an impression on their country that already has "beneficial laws" for their country.so as you see china just wanted to stay the same so they couldlive the way THEIR laws intended.
It is an extremely bad idea because it is simony (the selling of sacred things for a price). Up until the sixteenth century, indulgences were granted for any of the normal three penitential works: prayer, fasting, or almsgiving. Because of the stink raised by Martin Luther one can no longer get an indulgence for almsgiving. Please note that to issue an indulgence for almsgiving was NOT a bad idea, the only bad idea was that…
Actually, it never bothered Catholics because it never happened. Indulgences were available for any of the corporal works of mercy, the three primary ones being prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It bothered the heretics, beginning with Martin Luther, because they did not understand indulgences, nor did they understand almsgiving.