I'm from the Philippines, and I share the same view as you guys about religion, and this is something I like to share with y'all. As you may know, the Philippines is just a small developing Catholic country in Asia, you may even say that we're a third world country. With that in mind, most of the Filipinos are not that financially capable. While my family and I are having breakfast, they're watching Mass on TV like every other Sunday. I got used to it, I don't care. I heard this priest dude on TV giving his homily about what Lent is for. He gave 3 tips, I got nothing against the first two: 1) Pray 2) Repent but when he said the last one 3) Give alms, I tried to listen to what he'll say. And this I kid you not, this is what he said "if you give little alms to the church, the blessing that will come to you will be little as well, but if you give more, you will attract more blessing!" and I was sitting there thinking... WTF?!?!?! I mean, this is messed up. Making people think that they have to give more to the already rich church so they can receive more "blessing". But then again, It all business right?!