The Offering Plate
Posted in the Douglasville Forum
#1 Jun 10, 2012
Have you ever thought about the offering plate in church? If God is real, why do they have to pass it? If you read these verses in the Bible, you can see that God claims to be extremely powerful and willing to answer any prayer:
Now consider this: Why don't the ministers and deacons of the church gather together every Sunday morning and pray to Jesus for the money they need? Why doesn't Jesus answer their prayers? Why do churches have to beg for money from mere mortals when there is an immortal, all-powerful God who should provide anything they ask for? Here is what "God" is saying:
Pray to me for anything and I will hear and answer your prayers. I say it in dozens of places in the Bible, but I like the way I say it in Mark 11:24 the best: "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Anything you need -- money, love, happiness, you name it -- I am here to provide it for you.
Now, there is just one thing I need in return. I need your money. I need lots of your money. The Bible specifies that you tithe ten percent of your income to me, but think of that as a starting point. Feel free to give more!
Because even though I created the universe and everything in it, and even though I will give you everything you ask for in prayer, I can't give a cent to any church, ever. When they pass the offering plate at church, be sure to give generously!
This, of course, is ridiculous.
The reason why they pass the offering plate at church is because God is imaginary.
#2 Jun 10, 2012
Blah, blah, blah. More of our tried crap. Nobody cares what you think. Your are the village idiot. hahahaha
#3 Jun 10, 2012
The offering plate? Why don't you offer to go away? Can you start one comment and stick with it? I already know the answer but it is worth asking.
#4 Jun 10, 2012
Charlie, here's my offer, don't read my posts if they make you uncomfortable.
If you don't read them then you won't think about them and then it's like I'm not here. Simple.
My posts are for people that wish to refute logic and evidence and believe in fairy tales and for those who have questions about the fairy tales and may want to learn more about atheism.
#5 Jun 10, 2012
you've never been laid have you?
#6 Jun 10, 2012
Only by his groupies on this board. Joe Yule, Kari and FFinger. hahahahah
#7 Jun 11, 2012
Here is one for you, idiot. If I look at the topic and someone else has commented it doesn't show your name. Once I open the topic and see your name I don't read it. You could add TGDA in the beginning of each of your dribble. How is God treating you now days?
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