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?!

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Comment by J_Simpson on March 23, 2014 at 2:03pm
"A fool and his money are soon parted" is an old saying that comes to mind when reading this. Here in the states they are called televangalist and promise 7 fold increases to the 1st 339 callers who donate over 1000$.
You are a very smart young lady. Have a good day.
Comment by Andy Hoke on March 25, 2014 at 9:02am

They give you a problem then sell you the solution.

Comment by Davis Goodman on March 25, 2014 at 9:54am

This is why I only give money to a sustainable project that can eventually become independent and self-sufficient. A church never ever ever never will.

Comment by Watchman on March 25, 2014 at 7:31pm

Not sure why this behaviour comes as a shock....

Its not like they didn't illustrate how things were going to be...

Check out ACTS 5:1_11 the salutary tale of Ananias and Sapphira.

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

So ...Peter (appropriately the much lauded founder of the Catholic Church according to some...) demands money with menaces and the husband and wife dupes end up dead & disposed of.

I wonder was peter wearing a mask for this transaction & a striped jumper perhaps...

Comment by ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp on March 25, 2014 at 7:46pm

Spot on , clever girl... The main objective of religion is all about the money, getting wealth using indoctrination.

Comment by Andy Hoke on March 25, 2014 at 7:58pm

@ Watchman

Reading ACTS 5:1_11 the salutary tale of Ananias and Sapphira, all I can say is 'he made him an offer he couldn't refuse.'

  

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