posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 04:53 PM
reply to post by Griff
If people are giving money to any church as a means to buy their way into Heaven they are wasting their cash.
I have never been to nor heard any preacher/minister/pastor claim you can buy your way into Heaven. Nor have I heard them claim you will get a greater
reward in Heaven if you give more money to church.
The only thing I have heard is that by giving of yourself be it monetary or whatever to those who need your help can increase your wealth in Heaven.
Also since you are pointing toward Christianity by speaking of The Church I would like to add the only way to get into Heaven with those beliefs is
through Jesus Christ. No amount of money given will ever get you into Heaven according to those beliefs.
As to the OP I am not sure how this could be meddling with religion considering that most of the people out there that are mediums, psychics and
healers are scam artists. They are charging people for services that are not valid and not provable. I think it is great that they are going to hold
these charlatans accountable for their actions, no different than any other fraud.
Before you point out that no religion can be proven understand that I agree there but again people are donating money to them not being charged. Many
times they are giving for their own misguided reasons though. While many think this is one and the same there is a difference if one bothers to look.
I personally have not seen any religion charge people cash or anything else. It was always on a give as you feel sort of thing. Any religion that
outright charges and requires a charge should be held accountable. That would take them out of the nonprofit category.