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Most of us work in jobs that could be considered worldly and part of Babylon so, when we pay tithing on that income could we say that the church is taking its cut?

-- Edited by oad on Saturday 16th of April 2011 01:03:09 PM


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I knew a Church member who kept his restaraunts open on Sunday.  As he sat in Church and at home, others were laboring to serve people food. He served in high positions and everything. He was a good man to be sure, but that always made me wonder. 

"The void is the supreme fullness." Simone Weil

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The expresion "taking its cut" may mean something different to me than to you.   to meit implies taking by force or threat of force.   Sometimes when I am buying something and the cashier adds on the sales tax I sarcastically refer to it as the "governor's cut".  

I am opposed to the idea of keeping non-essential businesses and services going on Sundays.   But when I had a vending business on the side I did not run around and shut and then reopen all the vending machines on Sundays.


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The Chick-fil-A franchises seems to be doing okay.  They're all closed on Sunday as a matter of policy.  The Lord blesses us for keeping His commandments.

In the little town where I grew up, there was an influential man in the community who owned the biggest (but not the only) grocery store in town.  He served on the HC and then as a bishop.  His store was open on Sundays--requiring that his employees break that commandment.  He also sold alcohol and tobacco products--contributing to the addictions of others.  I often wondered about that, too...

I understand that alcohol and tobacco products have the biggest profit margins, which meant he could expand his store, hire more people, pay more tithing, etc.  But still, it makes one wonder how much more successful he could have been if his business practice had been based on principles of the gospel instead of principles of worldly economics.

And here's me with the mote and beam issue again wink


The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. - Julie Beck

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