Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If 10% Is Good Enough for Jesus, It Ought to be Enough for Uncle Sam

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Wasn't this the guy who recorded The Streak?

Posted by: michael livingston | Nov 28, 2012 2:14:23 AM

Amen! Now, the real question is do we tithe on 10% of gross or net?

Posted by: TS | Nov 28, 2012 6:35:04 AM

While the Church did feed the hungry, did it build roads and infrastructure? Did it provide a justice system? Did it provide health and safety rules to protect the people, and enforcement? Did it provide education to all (not just wealthy boys)? While the church has done good things, I don't deny that, the 10% tithe was done in a different era, with different technology and completely different context. Render unto Caesar that which is his - there also was a parallel 'tax' other than the tithe, and it went to other needs, some of which I described. The reductive examination of tithing as a substitute for an income tax is not helpful to the actual conversation we need to have, which should center around what the American people need and then what they want out of their government!

Posted by: LM | Nov 28, 2012 7:39:46 AM

Ray Stevens for Treasury Secretary!

Posted by: Woody | Nov 28, 2012 8:24:12 AM

If Jesus had a military as big as ours, his percentage would be much higher.

Posted by: Bob | Nov 28, 2012 8:33:49 AM

If we didn't have a welfare system as big as ours, people could afford to give more money to churches and charities.

Posted by: Woody | Nov 28, 2012 5:13:02 PM