I finally found an up to snuff figure (hold on a sec, doing the math...yeah it's 1.4 million, typo on page) of charity raised in the US by US
freemasonry alone. It's 1.4 million a day abouts, and world wide another 2 million dollars a day is raised, all for charity.
Now, Catholicism as far as I can tell...
...Only raises 1.1 million a day abouts to charity. This is all well and good too, every buck counts.
First question, is can anyone, preferably someone more knowledged about Catholicism than I give me complete figures on charity raised a day or
1/365ths of charity raised in a year
by catholicism in the US alone, and I have absolutely NO figures for charity raised by the rest of the
world's catholics, any info is appreciated.
Secondly, I'd like to point out how "evil" freemasons are to catholicism at least its policies of some of its popes, and yet, Freemasonry, a little
group of 3 million in the US and 6 million in the world, is beating Catholicism in raising charity.
Where does the Catholics put all their collections besides into the Robes of the Priests? Masons have a simple sheep skin apron, these priests man,
I'm surprised no one mugs them for their robes they must be expensive
Which is interesting because I remember from Sociology about getting into a discussion of Religions of the world, and the tendencies of their
believers to be rich or poor and why. I think the Episcopaleans were the richest, while the Catholics the poorest, or actually maybe it was the
Southern Baptists, (a religion in the US that has almost only southern blacks as members) but we went into a question as to WHY? Was it that the rich
join the Episcopals? Or was it that they join and are made rich through connections? And was Catholicism one of the poorer religions because its
members were urged to have such large families? Or they did not network well? One must wonder if this helps to effect the amount of charity raised
by Catholicism, but why should a group of people, not be better off? The Jews seem to all do fairly well, in that they mostly help eachother network
and make money and hold on to it.
Just another thought, wouldn't the world be a lot less poor if Catholicism and Chrstian religions did this to a better extent? Your thoughts.
So anyways...little bit of fact to shed more light on the world, any additional information will be appreciated.
[Edited on 27-12-2002 by FreeMason]