Here in my town one of the churches is so so so proud of the fantasitic huge building they just put up. Being pagan I am baffled at why christians waste money on such massive extravagant buildings when there are starving homeless people just 2 blocks a way, and a children's shelter a few doors from that. When I am at a religious gathering it is outdoors in what if I were a christan would be the best possible church as according to the bible god created the world himself. Why does all that money which could be used to help so many get wasted on something that you can't take with you? Why not do some good with it? I am sure lots of bashing will ensue but you have to admit is a darn good question that alot of churches should be asking. Personally if I had to attend a church I think I would rather pick the old one that puts the money tithed to glorify god than the one who just builds a bigger building to glorify themselves.Answer Question
Answer by Kittty_Katt at 4:25 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:37 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by mollgirl at 5:48 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
I'm Christian and I agree as well. For one thing Jesus often taught outside. But I do realize that you do need shelter sometimes and when a church grows with people they often build a bigger building. But, if it were me, I'ld probably just hold more meetings. I like smaller congregations anyway. It's not about the building but the teaching for me.
Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 6:01 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Sometimes they are big because they have a lot of members, just the fact that it is big can make it look extravagant. but they are trying to make room for the members.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:28 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 6:58 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 7:03 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by Lexylex at 7:51 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
I am a Christian and my family left our church when the groundbreaking ceremony consisted of donation REQUIREMENTS to attend the kick-off to their get this: $90 MILLION dollar new church building!!! ALL in a town of 25,000 people who have been hit hard with no jobs, so lots of people (at the encouragement of the church) inquired about jobs to help build, right? Only thing was - your time was a VOLUNTARY position!! Yup that's right - you wouldn't even get paid!! That fricken sucked! At the time, my family and I were HOMELESS and DH desperately needed a job! We never even got an answer about whether or not he could use that volunteer time on his resume' or as a reference. No thanks!
Answer by Babylove76 at 8:10 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 8:36 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
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