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    An Accountant Who Thinks You Should Tithe

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    (...yes Birdy, this came from your comment... I was intrigued )

    Do you feel that tithing is a poor financial choice?
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    Yea. But that's because my money could go to useful things, like a bed for my apartment or into savings.
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    I think it depends. My grandmother tithes every week. She has done so for the past 50 years. If she were to have to choose between eating and tithing, of course I would have a problem with it, but until then, her money is hers to do with what she likes.
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    I think that people who tithe when they're so broke they can't afford to feed their children it's a poor choice, yes. And, yeah, I've seen people trying to trim down their budgets - really NEEDING to - but paying a large amount in tithes. I mean, really people, if things are so desperate that you can barely afford to eat and clothe yourself and your children, keep that money to take care of your family!

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    Tithing, in our church, goes to charities and the pastoral staffs salary. I can access the churches financial records (as can anyone in our church) to see where all the money goes so I am confident that my tithes are going to a good cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyJay View Post
    (...yes Birdy, this came from your comment... I was intrigued )

    Do you feel that tithing is a poor financial choice?
    Could you link the other thread so I have context, purdy please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirph View Post
    I think that people who tithe when they're so broke they can't afford to feed their children it's a poor choice, yes.
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    If you believe in it, and can afford it, then why not. In most cases, it's a form of charity, and what's wrong with charity?

    When my mom couldn't afford to tithe, she gave her time instead by volunteering in the church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny87740 View Post
    Could you link the other thread so I have context, purdy please?
    This is the inspiring quote:

    http://militarysos.com/forum/showpos...&postcount=197
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyJay View Post
    Gotcha, thanks.

    I strongly believe in a body-mind-spirit connection, so all three have to be kept healthy for the organism to be healthy. If a person believes sincerely that tithing is a requirement of faith, I don't think it's an inappropriate financial choice. (It's healthy for the spirit.)

    DH has a very giving spirit. We don't go to church, but his willingness to help others humbles me. It's part of who he is, and I'd never stifle that . . . we sometimes go without "extras" to share with someone else at his suggestion.

    If tithing comes at the expense of the family unit, I am of the impression that most churches believe the family comes first. (Most, not all.)

    I don't think an accountant (as a professional) should be advising a client about tithing or charitable contributions unless specifically asked.
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