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Originally posted by BlackProjects
Pausing the man says I just walked by all these beautifull palaces and I get this little shack what's up with that. Peter pulls out a ledger double checks ..looks at the man and says yes this is correct. You only sent $100 over the past 70 years...it was the best I could do.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
Actually I was trying to be hunorous..To your point.
Christ says when you help the poor/needy you are in fact doing it for Him.
I support needy children through a group called Compassion International. I donate to the united way and local rescue mission. You know what though I do it because I can. I do not expect any consideration in heaven or on earth because of it.
You are most welcome. Glad i could help
Can you give me a link which shows her personal net wealth as being $40mil?
Ok i will do the leg work for you
Can you give me an example of these indulgences that i am obviously missing out on? Ok i will do the leg work for you - Myths About Indulgences
OK so we should save 200 people and let millions die? Yeah i guess that could make sense in some quarters.
So what do you think would happen if we sold all the churches and helped the causes. Would the "causes" cease at that point?? Unfortunately it will never end so a once off "fix" isn't logical - is it?
Oh i am smarter than i think i am or give myself credit for
If you give to a church then be prepared for your money to go nowhere.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Im curious on what some here think.
If a church decided to tell their congregation that they are no longer "preaching" tithing. No longer passing around the collection plate, etc.
How on earth would you expect this church to keep its lights on in order for people to come in and use the church? Who is going to pay for the utilities? Who is going to pay for food that churchs use to cook meals for the shelters? How is the full time pastor going to support his family while trying to be there 24/7 for the congregation?
Where is this money suppose to come from?
Should churches now have membership fees in order to cover costs?
Again, I ask out of curiousty....as someone who doesnt go to church or tithe - anymore.
well for starters the only thing the church needs to pay is for their utilities, i would say everything else is a luxury, because the preists get a salary from vatican, and the church doesn't need to pay property taxes.
Originally posted by dk3000
People give money to the church because they believe the church will "help" people- and sometimes the church does use this money to help- I for believe that the churches only provide window dressing assistance to ensure the tithing continues- we all know and/or can speculate where most of the money goes. But that is not the issue or concern being raised here.
Most people give to an institution because they are either too lazy or busy to offer direct assistance- so they rely on their church to do this for them- and that's the hook for the church. Sadly most people do not realize that very little of their hard earned and well meant charity dollars are being used- shall we say- not with the intent of what the giver expected.
Also many are attempting to relieve their guilt and buy their way back into the good graces all the while hoping to reduce the severity of their sins by "giving back".
It is very sad.
Ok. IM not talking about Catholic. Im talking about the average little church on the street corner