Are churches part of businesses?

@loxion (1551)
India
October 13, 2008 1:46am CST
I find it strange going to church and during church's proceedings there is a session where we have to make some donation.and the next thing the pastor is driving a flashy car,even thou he/she is not working.There are some churches where they donate lots of money and they have like divided groups and they compete in donations,if the first group donated big sum of money,the other groups would compete with them to make sure they beat what the first group donated.Where does the money go to? is it going to the pastor?do you ever donate money at church or do you have to donate money at church?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
13 Oct 08
hmmmm don't get me started, I shouldn't say to much as I am not a rekigious person and I don't want to upset people but it does make me very angry, the Churches are the riches companies in the world, people donate money to the church and the Churches get that money tax free to me that should mean their doors should never be closed...what are they doing sitting on all that money..it all should go back to the people in need...if they want to keep money stock piled it should all be on public record and they should pay taxes...these people are ordinary people living off the earnings od the people , times are bad in evedry country they should all be checked out...Lilaclady steps off her soapbox...
@loxion (1551)
• India
13 Oct 08
Yes,and remember the saying"if you are famous everybody will try to make money out you" but i am not sure if JESUS was famous or not, but people make money in the name of church.We go to church to gain or to share spiritual believes but what about the church owner,is he/she there only to make money? I tink the best donation you can give at curch is the word of GOD and the miracle HE has perfomed in your life.