Originally Posted by Breal76
Does anyone here know what lol means? I meant stink eye as more of a joke than anything else.
If you want to talk about excuses, how do you excuse the fact that when I couldn't get my question answered in a youth group for the church I was thrown out. Yeah that's right. They told me not to come back. Because I had questions about bible stories and the youth pastor person couldn't give me a straight answer and I wanted one. It really made me mad.
I wouldn't give a dime to a church especially those million dollar crazy churches that money could have been better spent on so much more. If someone else wants to give their hard earned money to a church then more power to them. Regardless, they all expect money or they wouldn't be there to serve their followers. Just like a department store.
First off, there is good and bad in everything,
including churches, they are not exempt. I have no idea what your questions were that got you terminated from the youth group either. You did not elaborate much.
Personally, I trust my church, I know where their money goes, I know the ministries they support, locally and in third world countries. I saw what our church did after Katrina, what they do for the poor and the homeless in Las Vegas. I trust that the money I give to the church goes for good.
I have heard wayyy to much regarding scammers that take your money for so called worthy causes and keep most of it. I remember the Red Cross after
9-11 when people were giving millions to the Red Cross, specifically, to help in New York and the Red Cross detoured that money to other things, it caused a HUGE uproar, huge.
If you or anyone else trusts other charitable organizations more than a church, more power to you, just as long as people are making donations that is the most important thing. Money OR time, it is all the same.
Any non-profits financials are out there for anyone to see. Anyone can check and see how much money actually goes to where it is meant to go and how much money is spent on "overhead". That is one reason I would NOT give one dime to the United WaY.