antabanta posted:Keith posted:antabanta posted:
Marketing. You are saying that people are compelled to pay a tenth of their income to support the church's marketing campaign to recruit more people to ante up their tithes. Governments are responsible for disaster relief. There is a multitude of resources available for the disabled from governments, health insurance, etc.
Does the ministry and staff not provide any religious services/benefits to their congregation?
I am saying tithes is to help support the place of worship and the body (people) of the church. Without those support who will do it? You expect the Government to step in and pay the mortgages, utilities and the beautification, such as repainting/landscaping or repairs of the churches?
You would probable be the first in the protest line if the government decided to do it
And why should people support the place of worship, pay the mortgages, utilities, and for repair of the church? What do the people gain from supporting the church?
Somebody has to brainwash the rest. The pastor knows how to make a living doing nothing. A lot of times I call it the fleecing of the poor and old folks.