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After winning a lottery would give 10% in tithes and offerings?

No [ 11 ]  [20.37%]
Yes [ 23 ]  [42.59%]
No, because I am not a religious person. [ 10 ]  [18.52%]
Maybe [ 4 ]  [7.41%]
Undecided [ 1 ]  [1.85%]
other/explain [ 5 ]  [9.26%]
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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: March 24, 2008, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

No, because I'm not religious. Some percentage will be given to charities.

Same here. I no longer belong to any church groups and I feel no need to give to a church. I give to charities and to those who need it.

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    Posted: March 24, 2008, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

    Obviously people will share but i dont know if they are going to calculate ten percent, they will probably just give whenever and however they feel like it.

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      Posted: March 24, 2008, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

      i'd give to charities.

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        Posted: March 24, 2008, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

        funny that this is a topic but my father has gotten religious over the last few years and was always tithing the church ten percent and he made good money but recently got laid off but is still giving them ten percent of his workmans comp or whatever and is barely making rent,bills,eating,etc. so i asked him if he didn't think that now that he is barely making it that maybe he needs to quit doing the ten percent thing until he gets back on his feet and doing good again.he is going to be out up to a half year due to an injury.

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          Downhere, S.C.
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          Posted: March 24, 2008, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

          Your Dad is doing the right thing, if he can. ( my opinion) He will be blessed in more ways than one. Not necessarily financially. Whatever his heart tells him is what he should do.

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            Posted: March 24, 2008, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

            I would give 10%...yes God does give us the power to get wealth and He also can bless us with long life to enjoy that wealth.  Get greedy and try to horde that 10% to yourself...I would hate to be that person.  BTW it doesn't require a person being religious to believe in giving...of course, I doubt an atheist would give any bit of 10% to any church but there are wealthy atheist who do give to some type of charitable cause.  Thankfully for them, God gave us all the freedom to choose the path we want to take here on earth...I just hate to think how it will turn out for them on the other side however.

            Another point that might be a bone of contention for people is that many pastors preach against playing the lottery.  There is no where in the Bible that says playing the lottery is a sin or is wrong.  That is merely their opinion, and I don't let the opinions of other people rule my life.  Of course, that same minister would be very happy indeed to see the church coffers filled with that 10% tithe derived from lottery winnings.  If there are any lay people secretly perusing this site, feel free to respond to this poll.

             I would also give 10%, however I find that I am more charitable and I give something most Sundays. 

             Our country is noted as being a 'Christian Nation', but many of us do gamble.  I believe and know for a fact that many christians play the lottery and that gambling is a sin.  Although it can be stated that almost everything is a gamble. Applying for a promotion, Marriage etc.  You can not tell the odds.  However I am sure that everyone as sinned at one time or the other and who is to say that mine is greater or less than yours.  You are correct in stating that there is no law in the bible that says that lottery is a sin.  However, it is forbidden for us to gamble in our casinos or in fact to play pick 3 or 4.  In fact it is a crime, punishable by law.  Yet  many people can be seen daily briskly walking in and out of number houses hoping that a raid does not occur that day.  I do not however secretly visit this site, but sometimes I find myself secretly entering and leaving these business establishments (number houses), daily to ensure that I don't miss my lucky number.

             

            'Ye without sin cast the first stone'

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              Posted: March 24, 2008, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

              I'll give to the charities of my choosing! I don't believe any government or state run programs are charitable without strings attached. I will not give to the Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Way or any Religious Charity of any kind! 

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                Posted: March 24, 2008, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                As for myself I would give at least 10 to 15 percent in tithes and offerings and then seek legal counsel on how to invest the rest after helping out friends and family. (If you look at U.S. currency it states IN GOD WE TRUST, not IN MONEY WE TRUST) That being said I believe that he created this world and gave us the power to obtain wealth, So he is owed at least 10%.  Also we all know that you can not take it with you, so why not use it to make a difference in some ones life? Ok I am done preaching, I was just curious what other LP members thought. Big Grin Angel

                That's how I feel too.  Even if my preacher teaches against playing the lottery.  I view a jackpot win as a gift from GOD.  I don't personally care what others think .  I've read too many terrible comments like the ones on this thread,  (Things I wouldn't dare say) to really have feelings for anything they could say.

                And before any of you decide you have a problem, yet again, with my personal beliefs...well, check yourself first.  Mentioning God in any thread on this site sends people into some sort of fury.  (utter proof they are secretly crying out for him and they don't know how obvious they are being... they just want someone to justify to them why they should call upon God. It's called faith.) Which, I have to admit, when they act like that so strongly, it doesn't bear well for the lottery as a whole.  It is as if they are wanting it to be some sort of evil undertaking...or at least have others think so.  Which is sad, because a lot of people who believe in God play the lottery, mainly because they believe in miracles and it can happen to them.

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                  Posted: March 24, 2008, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                  No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

                        by Franklin P. Adams

                  There was a man in our town who had King Midas touch
                  He gave away his millions to the colleges and such
                  And people cried: The hypocrite! He ought to understand
                  The ones who really need him are the children of this land!

                  When Andrew Croesus built a home for children who were sick,
                  The people said they rather thought he did it as a trick,
                  And writers said: He thinks about the drooping girls and boys,
                  But what about conditions with the men whom he employs?

                  There was a man in our town who said that he would share
                  His profits with his laborers, for that was only fair,
                  And people said: Oh, isn't he the shrewd and foxy gent?
                  It cost him next to nothing for that free advertisement!

                  There was a man in our town who had the perfect plan
                  To do away with poverty and other ills of man,
                  But he feared the public jeering, and the folks who would defame him,
                  So he never told the plan he had, and I can hardly blame him.

                  =====================================================================

                  No good deed goes unpunished: Life is so unfair that one is more likely to get into some sort of trouble than be rewarded if one attempts to do a good deed.

                  It was attributed to American financier John P. Grier, banker Andrew W. Mellon, and writer Clare Boothe Luce, but its ultimate origin is unknown.

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: March 25, 2008, 12:30 am - IP Logged

                    No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

                          by Franklin P. Adams

                    There was a man in our town who had King Midas touch
                    He gave away his millions to the colleges and such
                    And people cried: The hypocrite! He ought to understand
                    The ones who really need him are the children of this land!

                    When Andrew Croesus built a home for children who were sick,
                    The people said they rather thought he did it as a trick,
                    And writers said: He thinks about the drooping girls and boys,
                    But what about conditions with the men whom he employs?

                    There was a man in our town who said that he would share
                    His profits with his laborers, for that was only fair,
                    And people said: Oh, isn't he the shrewd and foxy gent?
                    It cost him next to nothing for that free advertisement!

                    There was a man in our town who had the perfect plan
                    To do away with poverty and other ills of man,
                    But he feared the public jeering, and the folks who would defame him,
                    So he never told the plan he had, and I can hardly blame him.

                    =====================================================================

                    No good deed goes unpunished: Life is so unfair that one is more likely to get into some sort of trouble than be rewarded if one attempts to do a good deed.

                    It was attributed to American financier John P. Grier, banker Andrew W. Mellon, and writer Clare Boothe Luce, but its ultimate origin is unknown.

                    Very interesting, but sadly true. Joe

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                      Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:21 am - IP Logged

                      As for myself I would give at least 10 to 15 percent in tithes and offerings and then seek legal counsel on how to invest the rest after helping out friends and family. (If you look at U.S. currency it states IN GOD WE TRUST, not IN MONEY WE TRUST) That being said I believe that he created this world and gave us the power to obtain wealth, So he is owed at least 10%.  Also we all know that you can not take it with you, so why not use it to make a difference in some ones life? Ok I am done preaching, I was just curious what other LP members thought. Big Grin Angel

                      I Agree! Most likely it would be 20%  Afterall, before I had zilch!

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                        Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:26 am - IP Logged

                        Your Dad is doing the right thing, if he can. ( my opinion) He will be blessed in more ways than one. Not necessarily financially. Whatever his heart tells him is what he should do.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: March 25, 2008, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree! Most likely it would be 20%  Afterall, before I had zilch!

                          Do you think your chances of winning are now better because you just said you would give 20% instead of 10%?

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                            Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                            Do you think your chances of winning are now better because you just said you would give 20% instead of 10%?

                            lol, hilarious

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                              Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                              Very tricky question.  I don't think my church will accept tithes from ill-gotton gains from gambling, but I would offer.