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Opportunist man?

Anonymous
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My MIL is filing for bankruptcy. She already struggles with money as it is. But luckily (or maybe not) she's getting a good amount back on return from taxes. Her pastor who she trusts fully, he knows her whole situation yet he wants her to keep donating 10% of her paycheck plus 10% of her tax returns. I don't know but I feel like he takes advantage of her. Sometimes I think she's too gullible. Am I over thinking this??
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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Pnukey
by Jenn on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Yes, you are over thinking it. 10% is the standard tithing rate.

LoriLou75
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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This is my problem with organized religion. Yes, he is taking advantage.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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No. Sounds like she doesn't have money to donate and she is being taken advantage of. Step in.
audreesmama
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

10% is a tenth, which is standard tithing.

                                       

LoriLou75
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Of income, but she its filling bankruptcy....

Quoting Pnukey:

Yes, you are over thinking it. 10% is the standard tithing rate.

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wumbo
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM
She is an adult. She can either continue to tithe or take care of her financial issues. Its up to her which is more important, not you.
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Ali32
by Platinum Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM

If she's filing for bankruptcy, won't any refund go towards paying debt? 10% is the normal tithing rate but it sounds like the pastor is being unfair in expecting her to give that money to the church. 

Pnukey
by Jenn on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM

She is still getting a paycheck. The pastor is working on the idea that "The Lord will provide." OP's mom joined this religion, so she probably agrees with their teachings. I'm just saying that 10% is standard, regardless of situation.

Quoting LoriLou75:

Of income, but she its filling bankruptcy....

Quoting Pnukey:

Yes, you are over thinking it. 10% is the standard tithing rate.


evelynolivesmom
by Gold Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:39 AM

 The church has no distinction on income like the gov't. If she is getting "new" money, they get 10%.

klee001
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Tithing is a manifestation of her relationship with God.  Whether or not she tithes is between her and GOd---the church (or any representative the the church) should not be advising her to do anything other than pray and trust in God.

besides, is her Church helping her out financially?

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