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How much for the tithe?

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Posted: March 24, 2015, 12:40 am - IP Logged

I wouldn't give a penny to any church for the pastor or somebody in the church to buy a $96,000,000 jet (sorry couldn't help myself - read the news lately?).  I'd open my own foundation.  My favorite causes are anything related to the veterans (lots of respect for them), the homeless, diabetes cure, and stem cells research.

 Spoken like a true Portlandian. :) Hurray!

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    Posted: March 24, 2015, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

    I wouldn't give a penny to any church for the pastor or somebody in the church to buy a $96,000,000 jet (sorry couldn't help myself - read the news lately?).  I'd open my own foundation.  My favorite causes are anything related to the veterans (lots of respect for them), the homeless, diabetes cure, and stem cells research.

    So right. But even worse than asking for the funds in the first place was the PR person trying to justify it when first contacted by the press. Talk about out of touch and clueless. I don't know what it is with Atlanta ministers. Last year it was a Catholic bishop who was building a multi-million dollar mansion funded with donations made to Catholic charities. How insane is that?

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      Posted: April 16, 2015, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

       I occasionally attend a local Unitarian church. They don't push for anything, which can be both nice and bland at the same time.

       I was thinking. If I ever won a jackpot, I will have to hire a tax attorney. I know that I will have to pay the initial 25%. But what about other 15% next year? Is there any way to avoid it? Well...

       Some people create their own charity foundation and DONATE TO THEMSELVES. And AFAIK it's not illegal so far. I think I should do the same. 

       Maybe I should buy some new iMacs for the church and its school. They do have a school and I want to provide some educational materials, and possibly iPads, too. And I'd donate some money regularly for better snacks after services. 

       But donating 10% of the winning to the church (any church)?! No way. 

       I'd use my charity organization to give away gift cards to local college veterans' clubs. Well, considering that there dozens of colleges (public alone!) in my area I guess I found a way to get a good tax credit and to help my fellow vets. A good supply of Amazon gift cards will be good for my fellow veterans. 

       My closest friend is a Christian pastor. He often calls me out for lunch, and fesses up all the corruptions of churches to me. I didn't ask him to tell me such. He is utilizing me to pour out his frustration. He has no one else to tell what he has witnessed. He is a good guy. And he's barely handling the politics and whatnot inside the churches. The previous church he served was full of internal politics, so he was eventually kicked out. 

       Yeah, I believe in the Lord but the whole thing doesn't exactly work out like the Scripture describes...

      I suppose its good to tithe.

      Especially the person who helps you with the winning numbers.

      If God somehow, gives you the winning the numbers, then I suppose you can tithe God. 

      However how do you know where God really resides,

      And besides doesn't God have enough money already?

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        Posted: April 16, 2015, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

         If you want to know what God thinks about money then just look at who he gives it too.