HughBe--- Pay close attention, I go because I am NOT "special" as you no doubt are.<quoted text>
You don't seem to want to tell me why you go to church or believe the way you believe.
Is it a religion you were born into or did you evaluate your beliefs and choose it on your own?
Did someone introduce you to the faith?
Do you consider yourself to be a good Christian?
Why or why not?
Who only some?
Do you believe in Christ the Lord, son of God?
That he died for our sins?
You do not offer any sort of financial support for the church to which you belong?
I had understood that you were somewhat affluent (by local standards).
Your church has no financial needs or obligations?
I'm a nontheist who was raised Catholic. Probably not the best person to address these issue for you.
Former---You don't seem to want to tell me why you go to church or believe the way you believe.
HughBe--- I have repeatedly TOLD YOU but you are not understanding it. I am using "special" in precisely the same way that YOU used it. Now if you understand your meaning then you should no difficulty in understanding my ANSWER.
Hint: try substitution
The other part about "believe the way you believe" is NEW. What exactly are you talking about, is it tithing?
Former---Is it a religion you were born into or did you evaluate your beliefs and choose it on your own?
HughBe--- My parents were Christians and I am called a Christian.
Former---Did someone introduce you to the faith?
HughBe--- YES, my parents. Who introduced you to atheism?
Former---Do you consider yourself to be a good Christian?
HughBe--- An EXCEPTIONAL person but not a good Christian. Note, exceptional is being used in the EXACT way that you are using GOOD.
Former---Why or why not?
HughBe--- no man is good in the eyes of God or God's standard.
Former---What is the name of your religion?
HughBe--- Some call it Christianity
Former--Who only some?
HughBe--- What is the number or percentage that you get from my some?
Former---Do you believe in Christ the Lord, son of God?
HughBe--- I believe in Jesus, the Christ, the Being who BECAME the Son of God, the CREATOR of this world and all that is in it.
Former--That he died for our sins?
HughBe--- I take it that you mean TRINITY which is NOT the same as TRILOGY. Lesson: TRILOGY is a SERIES of 3 whereas TRINITY is 3.
Former---Do you tithe? How much $?
HughBe--- No and obviously NO for the second question.
Former---You do not offer any sort of financial support for the church to which you belong?
HughBe--- Cite my words that confused you and led you to such a unfounded question.
Former--Your church has no financial needs or obligations?
HughBe--- I shall give you an account for you to make your contribution . Clearly you want to do so.
Please deal with the OUTSTANDING questions. Your disclaimer that you are "a nontheist" is a poor excuse in the CONTEXT of your detailed INTERROGATION plus you were a CATHOLIC.
Did you pay TITHES as a Catholic?
If not, why not?
Answer my questions.
Why do you ask? Do you want to know how much to tithe?
What is tithing?
Who should collect tithes?
Is it rabbis or LEVITICAL priests?
Suppose tithe means a tenth, do you think that collecting a tenth and renaming it changes the fact that you are collecting money fraudulently?