Tithe

I was raised in a denomination, whose tenets include a dictate that each church member pay a tithe – ten percent of the member’s gross, not net, income.  The church taught that every member, no matter how poor or wealthy, should pay the tithe.  Additional offerings beyond the ten percent of one’s income were also expected.  Since we were engaged in a epic battle between good and evil, Christ and the devil, and the funds were needed to win this war, parishioners willingly “brought all their tithes into the storehouse.”

I wish Central Washington Democrats to learn a lesson from my childhood’s denomination.  We are engaged in a sizeable struggle between poverty and privilege, truth and falsehood, community spirit and selfishness, sharing and greed, science and superstition, the earth’s protection and destruction, working families and corporations, the middle class and billionaires, the golden rule and torture, autonomy and slavery, and peace and the military-industrial complex.  Please generously donate to the Democratic Party, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, La Raza, the NAACP, and other worthy causes.  Your reward will be a better land and world for your children and grandchildren

 

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~ by wa4thcddems on February 27, 2011.

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