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Christianity Admin on 05 Jan 2007 06:28 am

God and Money

This link appeared in the WWGHA forums yesterday:

The story is simple. According to the article: “At Sunday Mass on New Year’s Eve morning, five officers sprinkled through the congregation, backed by 10 hidden cameras, spotted MacCaline pocketing offering money, Cary police Capt. Dave Wulff said Wednesday. He said they found a $20 bill in his pocket that police planted after recording its serial numbers.” [It takes 5 officers and ten hidden cameras to catch a guy who steals $20???]

Why were the police there? According to the article: “The Sunday before Christmas, a parishioner told Monsignor Tim O’Connor, the church pastor, that it looked as though MacCaline might have pocketed money from the collection baskets, Wulff said. From where he stood facing the congregation, O’Connor also thought he saw something suspicious as the offering was collected, and he contacted police a few days later, Wulff said. O’Connor, [was] named pastor of the church in July 2005 after serving as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh.”

With the post came three insightful questions:

  • Question 1: Why not pray about the thefts, rather than calling the cops?
  • Question 2: Why not offer forgiveness, instead of arrest?
  • Question 3: WWJD?

WWJD indeed. Jesus, of course, would offer forgiveness. And Jesus would not pass an offering plate. Jesus was crystal clear on this, making a number of statements like this one found in Matthew 6:19: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” And don’t forget Matthew 19:21: “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Jesus would be entirely repulsed with the Catholic church and its horded riches. See this article for details.

Forum member cMarie also offered this: “They call in the police for theft from the collection plate, but did they ever call the police for the molestation of children? No! They just moved them (perverted priests) to another parish. You can do a lot of things, but YOU BETTER NOT MESS WITH THEIR MONEY!”

So true. And so utterly unlike Jesus. The fact that the Catholic church completely ignores Jesus perfectly demonstrates the delusion that is religion.

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13 Responses to “God and Money”

  1. on 05 Jan 2007 at 10:01 am 1.Sam said …

    Did the reporter say anything about the hypocrisy? About the waste of police resources? Did the reporter ask O’Connor why he didn’t forgive his 75-year-old parishoner instead of calling the cops? Of course not.

    You wrote earlier about the media pandering to religion. This is pandering.

  2. on 05 Jan 2007 at 11:47 am 2.Mushinronjya said …

    Who cares if the church loses some money? It’s all public crap anyways, isn’t it?

  3. on 05 Jan 2007 at 3:55 pm 3.AG said …

    Whenever we face a situation like this, with an old man stealing 20 dollars in church, we should ask, “What would Andy Griffith do?”

  4. on 05 Jan 2007 at 4:00 pm 4.Thomas Fahy said …

    Andy Taylor: When a man carries a gun all the time, the respect he thinks he’s getting might really be fear. So I don’t carry a gun because I don’t want the people of Mayberry to fear a gun. I’d rather they respect me.

  5. on 05 Jan 2007 at 11:06 pm 5.Jimson said …

    You make a mountain out of a mole hill. They call the police because the man is a criminal. This is what you do with criminals.

  6. on 10 Jan 2007 at 2:03 pm 6.Katie said …

    Oh damn, Christains calling the cops because they are being robber.
    oh shit, the world might end.

  7. on 17 Feb 2007 at 2:35 am 7.kahuna553 said …

    Katie said:

    “Oh damn, Christains calling the cops because they are being robber.”

    You must be related to Mushy, he can’t spell either! “They are being robber?” What does that mean?

    All you atheists are so intelligent!

  8. on 17 Feb 2007 at 3:18 pm 8.Mushinronjya said …

    “All you atheists are so intelligent!”

    Not having imaginary friends, knowing how to use logic correctly, is something intellectual atheists have in an advantage over you.

  9. on 18 Feb 2007 at 4:57 pm 9.mattstarrs said …

    How come you can’t demonstrate it then?

    Did the aliens abduct you and mess with your mind?

    Oh – I get it . . . . you were talking about “intellectual atheists”.

    Obviously not referring to yourself.

  10. on 19 Feb 2007 at 12:48 am 10.Mushinronjya said …

    “?Oh – I get it . . . . you were talking about “intellectual atheists”.

    Obviously not referring to yourself. ”

    You’ve already shown yourself uneducated when it comes to science and logic. What makes you think you’re going to get ahead here? You’ve become a joke.

  11. on 19 Feb 2007 at 1:37 am 11.mattstarrs said …


    You have made a complete fool of yourself INCESSANTLY!!!!

    If I am a joke, YOU are the PUNCHLINE!!!!!

  12. on 19 Feb 2007 at 9:43 am 12.Mushinronjya said …

    My point is proven again, thanks.

  13. on 19 Feb 2007 at 3:21 pm 13.mattstarrs said …

    Hey Mushy,

    If an alien comes to earth and has his little green way with a woman and gets her pregnant, but the alien gestation is so fast she doesn’t get a chance to use RU486 and she has a little green ball of joy . . . should the alien pay child support . . . ?

    I know you say you don’t believe in anything, but you do argue in favour of aliens and against child support so I just wanna see if the loose threads in your mind connect at some point.

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