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.


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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.

"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."
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