When you think about the potential for profit in the Christian church, the numbers can be quite staggering. 75% of the American population is Christian, and the bible and churches teach that individuals should tithe 10% of their total income to the church. If you estimate that 200 million individuals (66% of American population) tithe to the church one hundred dollars per year (that’s a meager 1% of a relatively small 10,000 dollar per year income), the total income for the Christian church in the united states alone would be 30 billion dollars per year. Imagine how much they are making if people give the full %10. The question to ask is how much of that money is going toward building churches, promoting and advertising those churches, paying preachers and employees, promoting political campaigns, and managing internal affairs, and how much of it is actually supporting the greater good of society? I can’t seem to find any real records or statistics on this 🙁
Speaking of Tithing, I have a question: since the United States is a Christian nation, (or at least that’s what many Christians want us to believe) and the Christian religion states that we should tithe %10 of our income to the greater good, doesn’t it make sense that the United States should be tithing %10 of its gross national product to the greater good of the world? Why does it seem like the most devoted Christians in the US are the ones who are most opposed to foreign aid? Doesn’t that seem kinda backward?