is a religion a charity?

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    http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/charity-who-cares/

    they take in 107 billion a year, but what portion of that goes to do charity and what portion goes for enhancing the religious beliefs?


    HOW MUCH MONEY that is taken in under the guise of Charity really goes to helping people and how much goes to crooks and how much is wasted and how much goes to religious org such as churches that is used not for charity but to enhance what they believe, Is a church really a charity?
     
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    How much goes for private jets, homes, diamond mines ....?
     
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    Is idiocy and bias contagious? Do you really believe that only religion misuses funds, or are you just trying to be a troll.
     
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    so let me see if I understand your hatred.

    Churches don't give all the money they get away, so they are all evil.

    Is that about right?
     
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    most are for-profit entities in all but status. I agree with Jesse Ventura on this one
     
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    Almost every Organized Church provides some charity. I know of several local churches that do ever thing from provide shelters to utility bill and rent help, Food drives etc.

    A church is not automatically a charity buy most do provide charity. When they pass around the pan and people give, they know that some of that money will go to build up the church and some will go to charity. Yet they still do it. Why do you have such a problem with that?
     
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    Then they should have no problem itemizing the dollar value of the utility that they provide to the community, come tax time :eusa_angel:
     
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    They do. Your only beef is that they do not have to file public disclosure of their dispersal.
     
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    So what are you bitching about. Charities in general or religious groups?
     
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