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  •  I Have A Friend Who Is In The 1% (3+ / 0-)
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    and pretty religious. I was talking to him the other day and he was running a church event for kids. I was like, "dude, how did you get roped into that?" He said he had to give a certain amount of time (and money) each month, or he was fined.

    Yes you read that right. If he and his wife don't give a certain amount of time he is fined. I was like WTF. I am all for people giving of their time to a church or the community. But to fine them, that seemed pretty messed up to me.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:22:09 AM PST

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    •  Just curious, do you know what (1+ / 0-)
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      church this 1%er belongs to?

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:45:54 AM PST

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      •  It Is One Of Those Mega Churhes (1+ / 0-)
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        I know where it is, but honest not sure if it is Methodist or Lutheran.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:55:03 AM PST

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        •  Interesting... (0+ / 0-)

          I was raised as a Methodist and even as a kid, I hated the constant reminders that tithing was part of belonging.  Even the children had envelopes in which we were expected to put our own weekly contribution to the church.  

          There was nothing subtle about it and even though my parents were certainly not wealthy, my mother was very diligent about her tithing.  My dad, on the other hand, was not a church member and refused to be bullied or extorted.

          Sadly, my joining my dad's resistance movement as soon as I reached 16 created a rift with my mother which never really healed.  

          When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

          by msmacgyver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 09:36:13 AM PST

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