winning the lottery

United States
August 20, 2008 7:28pm CST
i cant believe the church actually said to a person who wanted to donate some of his winnings of lottery that it was blood money. the church should be glad they even thought of them and offered. not to be rude but who does some of these organizations thing they are how rude they are to people. they say they help so much in the community well if they took that money do they realize how much they could of helped . i dont get company and for that matter people today in this world. there greedy or just not happy. what gives. any one have any advice on this matter??
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
21 Aug 08
If I won the lottery and offered to donate to a church and they said that to me, I'd tell them they wouldn't have to worry about if that's how they felt and then I'd walk myself and my money right out their door. If I still wanted to help members of the congregation I'd find an alternate way to do it.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
yeah your idea is a good one. never thought of it that way.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
That was really rude and a harsh thing to say. I can understand why a church would turn the money down, but they should have done it in a much more polite way. The person should go to a different church if that is how a "man of God" treats the others in the church.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
its plan evil if you ask me. i dont understand the world sometimes. thanks for the feed back. like the response.
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@metalhalo (601)
• United States
21 Aug 08
That church should be ashamed of themselves. "Blood money"!!! That's just ridiculous. They need to get down off of their moral high horse and open their eyes. Everyone knows God works in mysterious ways. I think the man needs to find a new church home. One that will appreciate someone so generous and thoughtful.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
i like your response i thought the same thing. it didnt specify what type of church or congregation so not sure of religion but regardless if some one wonts to help and donate there money now matter how they get it i think they should be able to. I mean come on churches and other organizations are always looking for donations and handouts so why not take what is given(offered to them) i just dont understand the world some times. its seems evil at times.
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@calcynic (433)
• United States
21 Aug 08
This is weird...a church refusing money...I must be on a different planet! I'm from Philadelphia and the mobsters used to donate tons of money to their local parishes. They got their names put up in lights and were publicly thanked during Sunday Mass. The Archdiocesan heirarchy would come to their houses and break bread with the loan sharks, hitmen, gamblers, pimps, etc, and they would allow known and convicted murderers to be buried in sanctified ground. That was Blood Money. Lottery winnings are desperation money, not the fruits of felonies. Seems weird to me.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
must be. im sure they are getting moneys some how illegally at times to. it just erks me that someone out of respect and there own good winnings kindness thought of the church maybe cause they had gotten help from them in the past and wanted to pay them back or just wanted to help them out and was denied. i dont understand the problem. your 100% right must be on a different planet lol. it did not say what church or congregation/religion so who really knows but its just crazy. i dont know i was just looking to see what others thought of this story. thanks for your response. people are getting crazy know a days. no thanks for anything.
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