3. Does the organization require that you be tithed or donate monies to it? Is there a witholding of benefit of any degree observed if the individual declines to donate money? Is there any threat, specifically tied to an afterlife doom scenario, if money is not donated?
No. No one is “required” to donate, otherwise it would be a fee and not a
Because churches gain tax free dollars from your hard earned taxed dollars, the money must be claimed as a donation instead of a fee. If the tax free money was called a fee, then the church would have to pay taxes. It is actually a fee which is slyly called a donation all in the name of greed! After all, what god really needs is your money.
Also, on the cult subject. I am aware someone already put the definition of cult on this thread. I felt the need to paste it again because I think people need to read it more than once. Just doing my part to aide in the deprogramming process.
instructions: read carefully and repeat until you understand.
from Miriam Webster
Main Entry: cult
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: French & Latin; French culte, from Latin cultus care, adoration, from colere to cultivate—more at WHEEL
1 : formal religious veneration : WORSHIP
2 : a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents