Skip to comments.Less religious states give less to charity: study
Posted on 08/20/2012 6:40:16 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
BOSTON -- A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.
The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity.
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This is news? Hell: I could have told them that without a study.
Government is their charity.
An outfit like the Salvation Army might even go a step further and have them attend a 20 minute scripture reading and prayer service before they get a warm bed for the night.
Oh, the horrors!
On the other hand, attending an hour long harangue political by ObaMao and his minions for a free short concert of some third-rate rock band or getting a pack of smokes in return for voting the Democrat slate is just perfectly normal.
Even though the Salvation Army way might actually turn a wino into a useful human being whereas the Chicago way will merely enable them to continue their self-destructive lifestyle for another day.
Government is their religion. They believe in giving away other people’s money.
It’s a belief in “collective salvation”.
If you go back into 0bama’s speeches, you’ll even hear him reference it.
Don’t EVER tolerate the “compassionate conservative” label. It assumes conservatives are not normally compassionate. Conservatives, by definition are compassionate. It’s much more compassionate to teach a man to fish.
We own compassion, racial equality, liberty, freedom and justice. They do not and we should not let them forget it.
At the very end of the article was this:
Among other notable findings of the study:
- People who earn $200,000 per year give a greater percentage to charity when they live in ZIP codes with fewer people who are as wealthy as they are.
- People who earn between $50,000 and $75,000 annually give a higher percentage of their income to charity (7.6 percent) than those who make $100,000 or more (4.2 percent).
I was forced by my carpool mate to listen to National Pubic (not mispelled) radio this morn....guess which portion of the above article they chose to talk about.
True. Anecdotal evidence is that liberals think that government programs should solve every conceivable social ill. Based on that idea, liberals do not feel that they should give any money to charitable organizations. They don’t feel that charities are important, because government programs should be doing these tasks, not private charities.
And don’t forget that liberals have a particular problem with any religious charities. They trot out that whole separation of church and state red herring issue.
In the liberal utopia these liberals dream about, all social ills would be dealt with by government, and religion and religious charities would be banned.
Most Christians are required to give 10 percent to the church. That quite a bundle. However, liberals give to places like PETA, gay right organizations and medical type organizations. Who knows if those are counted in the charity type story. Quite frankly, nobody is supposed to brag or let anyone know how much they give....in the Bible it says not too.
very few Christians tithe anymore
I sure don’t
Obama’s brother lives on less than twenty dollars a year. Yep, not twenty dollars a month - but less than twenty a YEAR. Obama’s a multimillionaire - a man who wants to force all of us to ‘share’ - spread our wealth around.
The problem with liberal ‘charity’ is eventually they run out of other people’s money.
Going just a bit further,
some liberals really despise private charity because it “crowds out gov’t programs” and “lets gov’t off the hook”.