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Question: Should welfare recipients be banned from putting money in the collection plate at church?

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 All of these posts about banning welfare recipients from spending money on X, Y, Z got me thinking.  Should welfare recipients be banned from putting money in the collection plate at church?  After all, if they can't afford to support themselves, should they really be taking the money from the government just to give some away?

Whether or not it could be enforced isn't the point.  This is a philosophical question.

by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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Bigmetalchicken
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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I do not think any church would expect anyone to give money that they truly could not give. I know our church doesn't. When someone at our church has a desire to tithe, but not the means, we suggest a time tithe.  Come up and help with the youth group.  Come up and help with our different service projects (we put together weekend food packs for the kids on free lunch at the school across the street, and other things like that).  There are far more ways to use your blessings to help God than just money.

romalove
by Roma on Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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Nah, you flash your TANF card when they pass the basket and grab a ten.

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stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Well that would certainly kill the entire population

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Just ban people from doing any thing that doesn't meet the criteria of others.

That way, no one can do any thing and every one will be happy.


stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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This made me laugh. I can say in certain churches the amount of your righteousness seems to be based entirely on where or not you tithe and how much. They would feel this sort of ban to be an attack on Christianity.

ms-superwoman
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Sounds like a perfect world!

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Just ban people from doing any thing that doesn't meet the criteria of others.

That way, no one can do any thing and every one will be happy.


LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Oh, good question! Here's a bump.
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Wonderful question!!

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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Churches need people to tithe their time and talent just as much as money...

jean_marie1987
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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I am pleased to hear that there are still churches that explain time tithing!!

Unfortunately, my husband used to attend a church that recorded tithes in the church bulletin. Literally: Name, $$.... or even: Name, $0. Yes, they'd also publish those who didn't tithe. I was appalled to hear this.


Quoting Bigmetalchicken:

I do not think any church would expect anyone to give money that they truly could not give. I know our church doesn't. When someone at our church has a desire to tithe, but not the means, we suggest a time tithe.  Come up and help with the youth group.  Come up and help with our different service projects (we put together weekend food packs for the kids on free lunch at the school across the street, and other things like that).  There are far more ways to use your blessings to help God than just money.

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jean_marie1987
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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You should read my reply to a PP...

It's sad that monetary tithing is so "important" in church. Some churches even collect twice (or more) in one service.


Quoting stormcris:

This made me laugh. I can say in certain churches the amount of your righteousness seems to be based entirely on where or not you tithe and how much. They would feel this sort of ban to be an attack on Christianity.

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