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So like im new to the church and i was at bible studies when we were discussing tithing. I asked what tithing was and when they told me u HAVE to give 10% of ur wage to the church i was like WTF...my immediate thought was 'is this a scam?'...

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So like im new to the church and i was at bible studies when we were discussing tithing. I asked what tithing was and when they told me u HAVE to give 10% of ur wage to the church i was like WTF...my immediate thought was 'is this a scam?'...

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If you're stupid enough to have an 'invisible friend in the sky' you're stupid enough to give up 10% of your income.


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Think of it as the God Tax. A "suggested" tax rate for all parishioners with two primary benefits. 1) much of your money is spent on raising expensive buildings to bring in other parishioners to tax and 2) the "promise" of a retirement plan for which there is no evidence or accountability.

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You sound like a 16 year old.
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Think of it as the God Tax. A "suggested" tax rate for all parishioners with two primary benefits. 1) much of your money is spent on raising expensive buildings to bring in other parishioners to tax and 2) the "promise" of a retirement plan for which there is no evidence or accountability.

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Does the 10% cover the heavenly golf fees? What about hookers or the 72 virgins?

And by the way, you guys paying 10% to the Christians are getting ripped, it is only 2 1/2% for Muslims........
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I'd take 10% of your salary out in cash each week, and on Sunday before you go to church, toss it in the air over the dinner table. God will take what he wants.
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The preacher has car payment just like you.

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The blasphemy is so thick in this thread you could cut it with a spoon.....
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