Problem with Christian charity vs Christmas Pageant celebration

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Problem with Christian charity vs Christmas Pageant celebration

I just saw Good Morning America on CBS and they were running a story on First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale. This particular church had just spent over $1,000,000 for a freakin' Christmas pageant.

With Christianity's ( ergo, Jesus ) emphasis upon charity, good works and helping the poor isn't this setting a bad example by spending such a huge amount of mammon on what amounts to a Christmas play ?

Wouldn't it have been more consistent with their own religious standards to have shown a little humility, scaled back their production and then shared their financial bounty with some homeless shelters or something ?

 

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Yeah, but it was a NICE

Yeah, but it was a NICE pageant.

I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem.- Hunter S. Thompson


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I've observed that

I've observed that Christians are most interested in Charity when it gets media attention.  The rest of the time, self-advertisement will do.

 

 

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Hambydammit wrote:

Hambydammit wrote:

I've observed that Christians are most interested in Charity when it gets media attention. The rest of the time, self-advertisement will do.

 

 

Exactly. Check this out this scam done in the name of Christian "charity". It's pathetic. http://www.trinityfi.org/press/whites03.html

It was a "free" house scam that was perpetrated by that plastic surgery loving Christian Barbie Doll known as Pastor Paula White. It was a publicity stunt, nothing more.

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