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Poor people tithing

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Patricia replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"That must have been a lot of laughs!"
Buck316 replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"I appreciate all the personal stories and commentary. It feels good to not be alone in my views. I remember refusing to go to church when I was about 10 or 11. I told my parents I was skeptical and couldn't be forced to practice a religion I…"
Buck316 replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"I actually served Tammy Faye a few times in a restaurant when I worked as a waiter. This was in the late 80s or early 90s. She was quite nice. I'm almost ashamed to say I lifted a cloth napkin she used that was left covered in makeup.I brought…"
Joan Denoo replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"Just look at all the support we give and receive on the internet because we care about each other. That is what counts.  Anyone heard from Carl the last couple of days. I don't want to put pressure on him to keep in touch. I rejoice when…"
Joan Denoo replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"The thing that I missed the most when I left my church was community, and that was relatively easy to rebuild. As to church involvement in people's lives, such as visiting the sick or dying person is something that anyone can do, even humanists…"
Plinius replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"Same for me and I stopped donating to the church as soon as I could. Once you have to choose between buying catfood or donating, the choice is easy. And I can't find the only thing a church might be good for in this thread: I mean community…"
Michael Penn replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"The word "tithe" means a tenth and that's where they get the 10% idea. It's in Malachi 3: 9-10 and was originally a grain tax brought to the temple as grain. The idea of the scripture was that the Jews were holding back their…"
Patricia replied to Buck316's discussion Poor people tithing
"Yes Spud, I resented that 10% out of my stingy childhood allowance big time! When I got old enough to babysit, I was NOT giving any away!!! I don't buy that kids should pay tithe even if the adults want to hand over. If they insist on paying…"

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At 4:09pm on September 18, 2009, Bradley Benson Cheslic said…
Thanks so much Robin!! What would I do without you??? LOL,, I would still be in the 19th Century!! I will definitely check out those other sites and thanks again my friend!!!
At 10:09pm on February 5, 2009, Daniel W said…
Hi Buck,

How is it going in Kansas? Probably cold since it;s early february.

What is your Master's in?
At 3:07pm on January 31, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
I wish you well with the Master's degree.
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At 10:45am on January 31, 2009, Daniel W said…
Hi Buck,

Thanks for the friend request. We can all use friends! It's also helpful perusing the various groups, some are more active than others. They are growing quickly.

I know what you mean about aging parents. I regret that I'm so far away from mine, in Illinois. I couldn't live in their small town, and they always declined my offers to have them move here with me. Still, it would be nice to just drive over to their house and help out with chores or whatever.
At 9:45am on January 31, 2009, Daniel W said…
Hi Buck,

Welcome to A|N. It was interesting reading your profile. I've lived quite a number of places, mostly midwest and for most of the past 20 years, pacific northwest. I imagine Kansas is a bit like Indiana. When I lived there in the 80s, and being gay myself, I had a lot of fear due to local religiousness and bigots. Even so, most of my closest friendships formed there as well. Now, I don't have so many friends, but life is more secure.

I hope that you are able to explore and express yourself on A|N as well as home.

Best Wishes,


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