Religious organizations provide 93.2 billion dollars!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Religion does have an up side, way up! 36% of all charitable funds from any source any where! I couldn't find any organizations that were atheist run charities. Now those numbers are real proof of the power of God!smile

    1. Tadeusz598 profile image77
      Tadeusz598posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Did you know the overwhelming proportion of serial killers are highly religious people?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No I didn't! I swear I've never killed anyone!big_smile

      2. Flightkeeper profile image70
        Flightkeeperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        link?

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          cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile

          1. Flightkeeper profile image70
            Flightkeeperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            wink

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    link?


    smile

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cosette forgive my ignorance I don't know how to do that. I'll get you the site.smile

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        when your on the page, copy the address (upper left of your screen usually starts http://www.  what ever site your on. com )

        then go to what ever site (the forum chat) and paste what you copied...


        That's how ya do it sneaks

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Charity Navigator, under International, under religion.smile

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    smile cool, thanks. so does all that money come from donations from the flock?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It appears so there weren't any qualifiers attached.smile

  5. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    And, I suppose you actually think that's good? roll

    $93.2 billion? By the time those who got their cut of the pie, that so-called "revenue for charity", to help others is dwindled down to about $4 Billion, which accounts for very little assistance on an overall scale.

    And, just to make myself clear - even the $93.2 Billion, without anything cut up and given others, still isn't anywhere CLOSE enough to providing substantial assistance. The problem is close to $5+ Trillion, which continues to increase when global pricing goes up.

    So, in the end of the day, religion isn't really helping anything, but themselves.

    1. megs78 profile image61
      megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe so, but its still something.  I don't know how you could see this as anything but pretty darned good.  Religion has its problems for sure, but this is definitely an upside as Sneak pointed out.

    2. Daniel Carter profile image73
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some is better than none.
      Agreed, however, that overall, it may be woefully short.

      Personally, I'm very glad for the good that religion does bring with it, but that's the problem with most things--it's not all one way or the other. It's always a mix. While I'm not at all religious any more, it was actually the effect of religion in my family's life that probably saved me from death of severe abuse as a child.

      Religion isn't all bad, and indeed, on many subjects, is just plain bad news.

      And I have to agree with Golden that a grass roots campaign, independent of any organization is often the most effective way to extend help. Such bypassing allows us to establish our independence of the effects of organizations riddled with bull-pucky.

  6. goldenpath profile image71
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    Great point Sneaks!  Your a real Texas cowboy with heels on. smile I do submit that many people from all walks of life and beliefs contribute to charity.  I am, however, glad that you have given way to support that religious organizations do, indeed, contribute heavily to charitable causes.

    A few years ago I felt prompted to head up a community project to put together school packs to send over to our servicemen in Iraq.  They, in turn, provided them to the native children there.  A few months later we did get word back along with photos of the children receiving the packs.  It truly warmed the heart.  What we scarcely can comprehend is that each act of kindness has snowballing effect.  These children were happy with their packs.  Yet, down the road they may teach their own children to not judge the Americans too harshly.  The virus of kindness can manifest itself in any number of ways.  It's a joy to see, witness and participate in. smile

    1. Flightkeeper profile image70
      Flightkeeperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      One can only hope, goldenpath, that these children remember the acts of kindness.  There's enough anti-Americans out there, including Americans in this country who are only too eager to give these kids a one-sided view of life and a prejudice against Americans.

      1. goldenpath profile image71
        goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That is so true, Flightkeeper, that hidden agendas run rampant in pinning people against the United States.  It's as I have always said.  The walls of pride run thick and are getting thicker for some.  It is at the root of the basic problems we have - globally.  Until this is breached on a "personal choice" level we will eventually submit to the galls of bitterness and be left without even the integrity to stand on our own two feet.

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          sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm afraid we'll have to heal ourselves first.smile

          1. goldenpath profile image71
            goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Let's just have a pizza and a root beer and call it a day. smile

 
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