Comments on: Many U.S. Christians pay tithe before mortgage, even in crisis http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GMWilliams http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-23281 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:18:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-23281 I, for one, am glad that I don’t have a commitment to an imaginary being who would sooner see me lose my home than give money to his earth-bound receptionists.

It is humours to see folks go on about being on social security disability, but then say god has never failed them. If that’s the case shouldn’t you be, well, not on disability?

Suggesting that one needs faith to understand is a crock. I had “faith” thrust upon me for most of my life. It never really made sense… why would some omnipotent sky-being refuse to use his powers to help us? Why would he create us in his own image, but then cast us out for eating a fruit he created. Why did he create evil?

Too many holes, too many logical fallacies. If it came down to my house and sky-man, I would hope that sky-man would want me to keep the house to raise more little sky-man believers. If you’re chopping off a chunk of your income so your “pastor” can drive a gold plated Lexus then you just might be doing it wrong.

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By: Ken S http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-14037 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:53:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-14037 My wife and I are going through a terrible time. Bad times do not change our commitment to God nor His commitment to us. Its times like these when we draw closer to Him. We are in foreclosure and we tithe. First fruits is what the Bible says. There’s a reason for that. We consider it an honor to tithe. God doesn’t need our money ,He wants our heart. Most people’s hearts are attached to their money. Tithing makes our faith stronger. He has sustained us through so much. He will sustain us through this. If you are not a believer I wouldn’t expect you to understand. Faith in Him makes us stronger. Tithing to us is just part of that faith building. It is very personal. That’s why no one wants their name in the media about it.

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By: S http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-14015 Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:19:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-14015 The reason, I think, that you have difficulty finding someone to talk to is that if you have to ask why you probably will never understand.

America has never been reliant on Government to perform works of charity and the majority of Americans seem to be sick of both political parties spending us into oblivion. Churches set up food banks and shelters and clothing drives while the welfare state requires someone to sell their car before they can receive any assistance.

Perhaps the author would do well to do some introspection first before continuing this story. One must possess faith before one can understand it.

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By: Rick http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-14011 Sun, 26 Jul 2009 03:57:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-14011 I just read your article on “Joe the Plumber.” I found the following paragraph to be odd and out of place in the article:

“Reporters later learned that Wurzelbacher did not have a plumbing license, was behind on his taxes, had a real first name of Sam, and was unmarried with a teenage son.”

What does his first name and his marital/parental status have to do with the story? It appears it was only put in there to discredit him. I think the part about the plumbing license and his tax status was also out of place and meant to discredit him, but I guess is has a slight relation to the story. Tell me, does a citizen lose their right to complain about taxes just because they owe taxes? And is it necessary to have a plumber’s license to be called a plumber? I am an engineer but I am not a licensed engineer. Nice way to take irrelevant pot shots at the guy.

I am looking forward to you pointing out irrelevant negative facts about the Obamas in your stories on them too. You are a great journalist (ha ha ha). Keep up the good work (another joke)!!!!

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By: Charlie http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-12820 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 03:51:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-12820 A Church’s Footprint in the Community¬†

(An article about a church tithing to its community and making a “footprint” in its community.)

http://groups.google.com/group/aardvarks -library/web/a-churchs-footprint-in-the- community?hl=en

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By: Jay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-11378 Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:08:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-11378 I foreclosed on a home in 2006. I returned 10% of all God gave me and kept the rest for my family and I. Its a matter of which obligation is greater. Name: Jay Benson

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By: Marion Brewer http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-7694 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:34:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-7694 as a person on social security disability, not tithing now, but paying a percentage of my gross income to church ahead of my rent and of anything else, this is an essential part of observing my faith in God and of turning myself over to him in trust of his providence. not once has he ever let me down. God honors this tiny token of my trust in him and has blessed me beyond compare. i am very thankful for all he has done for me.

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By: tithing http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-6129 Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:56:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/24/many-us-christians-pay-tithe-before-mortgage-even-in-crisis/#comment-6129 I am surprised that you are having trouble trying to find people who are willing to share their story. Most of the time, people are very bold about their tithing. Even as they lose their house, they feel as if their decision will reap a grin from their God. I mean really. If they think God is happy for them, then they usually are willing to share why. Unless, they really do think that their actions are literally crazy and foolish. My guess for the reason why you can’t find anybody is because people know what they are doing is not right, but they use tithing as a spiritual quest to appease their guilty conscience.

-Jared

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