Friday, March 18, 2016

What was I paying for?

I'm just going to put down a quick think-up I had before I have to go:

The LDS/Mormon church requires each of their members to pay 10% of their income in order to be in good standing in the church. I mean -- they make it very clear, as a Mormon you are REQUIRED to give a whole load of your wealth to the church.

Now --- with that kind of payment going into the church, you'd expect the church to do a good job directing and helping you through life.

What I found was that I was giving 10% of my income to the church so they could take away a girlfriend who was helping me, and so they could torment me over being a normal male.

Basically, I don't understand why I would give so much of my money to the church when they've basically lied and told me my friends aren't allowed, and when they torment me over how God made me with my natural hormonal situation, which is normal in most men.

Anyway, that was a lot of money to spend to a corporation just to get a bunch of crap in return I think.

When my old stake president wanted me to become an elder, he told me I didn't have to pay tithing anymore. Considering how past leaders had treated me --- this did make sense.

But I didn't see the point of hanging around a church that makes it very clear in every aspect of life that the 10% is required, only for my own leader to privately tell me it's not required for me anymore.

What the leader said made sense, but it's just hard on my mind to follow that new rule when everyone else has different requirements.

Anyway, I'm not going back to church --- I've learned enough to know that I don't need it.

But it's just incredibly sad for the LDS Church Business to make people pay 10%+ of their income, only to screw up the patron's life.  Messed up eh?

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