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    How much do you give to your church?

    Random question for a Thursday. For those who belong to a church, I'm curious what dollar amount or percentage of income you give. I was raised Catholic and 10% was the number drilled into your head. In my current church I once heard a figure that the congregation average is something very low, like 1%. I've always wondered what people actually give, in practice.

    (Please stay on topic. I am not seeking to start an argument between people who are religious and those who aren't. I'm not trying to shame anyone or make anyone feel guilty. I'm not trying to start a debate about what you should or shouldn't give or why you do or don't. I'm asking a very narrow question.)



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    Just shy of $0, give or take. In before cave.



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    10ish% right now. It kind of wavers from season to season, or whether we have paychecks or not.


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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    $0 until I don't have to pay taxes, then I would think about it.



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    Re:How much do you give to your church?

    A dollar a week between the ages of 8-13. Now none



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Just shy of $0, give or take. In before cave.
    So you are actually less than 0 and are essentially taking?



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Just shy of $0, give or take. In before cave.
    ^ This, though i don't go to church so.... I guess I am just trolling.



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    Tithe equals 1/10th...so 10% is correct. Is that pre or post tax, that is for you to decide.



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    We try to hit our promised amount by the end of the year. We dont go a ton but we will toss 35 or so in the envelope from time to time. The tax deduction is nice and it helps keep the lights on and the priest employed.



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

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    So you are actually less than 0 and are essentially taking?
    Don't judge me.



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    Random question for a Thursday. For those who belong to a church, I'm curious what dollar amount or percentage of income you give. I was raised Catholic and 10% was the number drilled into your head. )
    I'm surprised, I thought only Protestants had 10% drilled in them; especially the ones who follow the televangelists. It wouldn't surprise me that Catholics are probably the lowest tithers per capita.

    I feel strong obligation to give to my church / beliefs and I only did about 6.5% last year. I'm slightly above that this year.


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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    I don't give as much as I should, especially since I don't go as often as I should.



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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

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    Re: How much do you give to your church?

    Try to give 10% (of gross income). Usually ends at 10% somewhere between gross & net.



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