Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hypocrisy at its Finest


Anybody who knows the History of the Protestant Church also knows that one of the largest problems that Martin Luther had with the Catholic church is the fact that they sold "indulgences" which were basically tickets into heaven.
Martin Luther was under the impression that "Salvation through Grace alone" was the answer for entry into heaven. So it would stand to reason that Martin Luther's church would nowadays have nothing to do with accepting donations from its members for the purpose of reaching heaven.
But this is wrong.
It turns out that the current system that is in place is almost completely funded by its tenants. Also, one of the most holy acts that can be done by a human being is to give to charity. So therefore when one gives any amount of money to the church, they then have a better chance of getting into heaven. The same practice that Martin Luther so railed against.
Hypocrisy at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.

12 comments:

  1. “You're right—the Church is not perfect. But Christ is. Fasten your eyes on Him.”

    I do believe in a God, whoever/whatever he/it is. One thing is sure, Church is doing it wrong..lol

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  2. it's a shame the church seems to be so focussed on money

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  3. I don't mind religious people, aslong as they keep it from me.

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  4. Dude, honestly, M Luther is the same guy who said that faith is possible only in direct opposition to reason. I agree btw, but to even consider the words of the guy who said this and still believed is pointless.

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  5. I lost track of this blog for a while - glad to have found it again.

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  6. Amusing fact about the protestant church! :)

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  7. omg the clicksor ads on your blog make it almost unusable, but i like what you post about

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  8. seems like no real organization today can stick to what they preach, its a shame.

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  9. I know that some of the funds that come from tithing go to support missionary work, and as long as i agree with the work that those missionaries are doing, i guess i'm ok with the church donating to a good cause. I do think it's bullshit when churches put a percentage on the amount of money a person should tithe per paycheck. The 10 percent rule comes from the OT. We choose to ignore many of the laws from the OT like stoning prostitutes, so it seems hypocritical to follow some and not others.

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