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  •  Not charity but dues... (3+ / 0-)
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    KathleenM1, madcitysailor, phonegery

    MORMON TITHING IS NOT CHARITABLE GIVING. REPEAT, MORMON TITHING IS NOT CHARITABLE GIVING. IT’S A BILL!!!!!! Mitt, like all other Mormons has to pay 10% of his gross income or else the following are consequences:
    1) He can’t attend his own kids weddings performed in mormon temples.
    2) He can’t attend any of his relatives weddings performed in mormon temples.
    3) He can’t save his own dead relatives by being baptized for them.
    4) He can’t learn of the secret handshakes and words needed to walk past angels when he dies.
    5) His dead relatives can’t learn of the secret handshakes and words either.
    6) He can’t hold any positions in the Church of any significance, especially if he likes to lead over others.
    7) In most cases he can’t bless his own baby or baptize his own children or grandchildren.
    8) He has to face the humiliation of not doing any of the above things and everyone in his family knowing about it.

    Because of the coercive nature of mormon “tithing”, it’s actually a sign of weakness in Mitt Romney for him to pay the exhorbitant coercive fee to a Church that gives only 1.6% of it’s income to “humanitarian” aid. It’s far more impressive for someone to give charity to organizations that actually aren’t in the business of only building up themselves.

    Plato's " The Cave" taught me to question reality.

    by CTDemoFarmer on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:43:56 PM PDT

    •  I'm here in Utah. "The Church" gives a massive (0+ / 0-)

      amount in simple, ordinary, run of the mill charity.

      Other than that, I agree with everything you say. Thanks.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 08:42:42 PM PDT

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      •  charity to poor people generally (0+ / 0-)

        or only to other Mormons?

        •  You know, I've seen it go everywhere at one time (1+ / 0-)
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          or another. Me, I like the power of taxes over tithing, but truck caravans of misc supplies to Katrina folks, for example, is not a bad thing either.

          There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

          by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 10:41:23 AM PDT

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