Fly Me to the Skies

An article in the Daily News about the Powerball winners in Tennessee quoted the newly-rich husband:

The first order of business with the family’s newfound fortune: pay off their daughter’s student loans. After that, they’ll tithe heavily to their church, John Robinson said.

Another pastor will soon be buying his own jet …Boeing jet

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18 thoughts on “Fly Me to the Skies

  1. I saw them on t.v. yesterday morning and heard him mention tithing. What interested me is this. Of course he’ll tithe but will it be 10%? 10% won’t really hurt them but you’d have to want to be a fly on the wall listening in on their private conversations about it. If they don’t tithe the customary and expected 10% then someone in the church will know it. That someone will tell someone, then that someone will tell someone and before you know it, who’s looking down on who for not tithing the 10%? I mean if they don’t, they’ll be guilted into it for sure. They might as well tithe. If they don’t the church will never let them forget it (and God too of course.)

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    • Now Zoe … why in the world would you doubt that these people won’t tithe the full 10%??? I mean, being the good Christian people they obviously are (since they mentioned to the press about the tithing), surely they will give (after taxes), let’s see, approximately $32,700 MILLION to their church!

      I mean, if you were a good little Christ-follower, wouldn’t you???

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  2. I donate what I might otherwise ‘tithe’ to the St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research program – at St. Jude’s, no family ever pays for anything. Further, St. Jude’s freely shares the results of their research with the entire medical community. I can’t think of a better use for my money.

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    • I’m with you, Arch. St. Jude’s is most definitely worthy. But there are many, many other charities that would greatly benefit from a “few” extra bucks as well. Some of the vet organizations come to mind since the government sure isn’t helping them. No, they’d rather spend trillions of dollars on a jet that doesn’t work (see here).

      For someone to give this much money to a church is, IMO, just plain stupid.

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      • Some of the vet organizations come to mind since the government sure isn’t helping them.

        All I can say, Nan, is that I have received nothing but the best service from the VA- if asked to make improvements (and I am, in an annual survey), I wouldn’t know where to begin.

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  3. My “other half” is a vet and, like you, for the most part, he gets decent service. But I do think the government could be doing much more — for one thing, getting enough people (by paying them more?) to staff the centers so veterans don’t have to wait months for treatment.

    But I’m getting off-topic … :-\

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    • for one thing, getting enough people (by paying them more?) to staff the centers so veterans don’t have to wait months for treatment.“- OK, on average, it takes a month to get an appointment, so I will agree with you in that regard.

      But I’m getting off-topic … :-\” – I don’t see that – the subject was tithing, I suggested that ‘tithes’ be sent not to churches, but to actual organizations that are in the business of actively helping people – you pointed out that VA could use some of that — natural progression. You are guiltless, now go my child and sin no more —

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