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Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by ZombieOctopus
I was trying to avoid it because I didn't want it viewed as flaming but I often wonder if they use their influence in the religious community to further their business.
I also have always felt that the christian religion's downfall is that it offers redemtion, so it attracts less then stellar types so they can be forgiven over and over again. They go to church and they feel better about what they have done.
The most disturbing thing I found was giving 10% of the tithe right to the church.
I have always felt that it should go right to charity. Yes, churches do good things with it but I would rather see my money go right to the source.
I watched a show once where a single mom working two jobs still gave 10% to her church and I was horrified. And I thought that church should of been shamed.
Originally posted by HotSauce
Your dad is right, it is their money so it is their choice how to spend it. I dont't think it is immoral to make use of loopholes in the tax code, that is just being wise. Jesus said pay Caeser what is Caesar's, he didn't say pay Caesar extra.