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Originally posted by ThorsBrother
I was talking to the vicar at the church in my village a few weeks ago as I often do when i see him walking around and I asked him how the fund raising for a new roof was going and he replied "dreadful, people don't care about the church anymore".
And I couldn't help myself but say to him- " that for one of the richest establishments in the world that begs for handouts from the local villagers for a new roof when they have Billions sitting in the bank i'm not really surprised! People see the church as a place of greed"
It's small wonder they don't leave the church doors open at night for the homeless like they used to! They are probably worried that some poor beggar might nick off with the candelabra!
Originally posted by ShortMemory
I understand that they do some charity work but thats irrelivant when your primarley collecting money to hold.
They are richer then most governments yet only use seperate donations to actually help people.
Not to mention the amount of property and other assets they hold.
Most of the church these days is about selling products and they get away without paying any taxes.
This needs to stop.
They should only be given tax breaks for the money they give to charity not all of the money they take in.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Most churches operate in the red, what are you talking about??