It's rather sad, spiritually and philosophically, when a person is bragging about whose political identity gives the most to charity. It surely qualifies as prideful and unacceptable in the west Asian religions.
Took about three minutes. A brain is a terrible thing to waste.
You have a habit of indulging your confirmation bias, and then saying things like "A brain is a terrible thing to waste." If you were as intelligent as you would like to think that you are, then you wouldn't go looking for an article which confirms your beliefs but one which disputes it.
The objective observation is that you can't categorically claim that one group is more charitable than the other, because there is no solid work to prove that. You know that there is no solid work to prove that, because you can't agree on a definition of "charitable giving". Surely the Mormons, at a strict 10% or more of income and with an accountability system of some sort would give more to their church than do any other group- but is it charity? Does the LDS do "charity" the same way the Catholic or Baptist churches do? It's my understanding that they do not. Does that make Mormons better "christians" (or people) than Catholics or Baptists? If the Mormon gives $10,000 of his $100K income to LDS and the Catholic gives $5,000 of his $100K salary to the RC, and the Baptist gives $3,000 of his $100K to his independent church and the entire $3,000 the Baptist gives is used directly for relief while the others send off shares to the hierarchy, the building fund, the church schools and summer camps- who has given more in charity?
You are aware of the annual reports showing your gods and their pathetic giving and the GOP contributions putting you gods to shame?
Go ahead, I'm waiting. Oh, may I use your liberal tactic and unilaterally claim it is "suspect?"
Last edited by AmPat; 03-18-2012 at 07:34 PM.
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