I have a problem with donating to causes back by religion. Why do some religions feel the need to shakabuku others into joining their faith before offering help? Helping without a motive is more Christ like. What? You’ll let a person starve unless they sit down to hear some giber. Yesterday, I was handed a pamphlet from an organization supposedly helping women and children affected with HIV/AIDS. The list read:
$5 buys toiletries
$10 buys seeds and food for crops
$15-20 buys educational supplies
$20-50 buys clothes and linens
Why do they need a bible? Eliminate the bible and they can buy necessities. It won’t cure HIV, halt aging, lower health care premiums, or get you a mansion on the hills. For centuries missionaries have been a pain in the ass, playing the guilt trip game on the weak. I never survived catechism because I questioned everything, leaving the teacher bewildered. At age nine I was set free from attending church. Being good to others, becoming one with nature, and having fun at camp was all that I needed.