I had an argument with my boyfriend, or rather, he had a rant at me, about my tithing habit.
He is an atheist and gets upset about the way religion controls and manipulates weak and vulnerable people.
So after much thought I decided that I would switch my tithe to increasing the amount I give to another charity. I hope that is the sensible thing to do. Seems to be. In honesty I am not sure that I fully agreed with the way that my old church spent the money but never felt that I had any place to say anything. When I first joined the church I was lead to believe that this was my biblical duty. However now I feel that perhaps there might be other ways to needing the people around me. I also wonder if God my want more than my money – the words ‘heart’ and ‘obedience’ spring to mind. I also at a stage in my life where I am questioning / examining all my former beliefs. Or at least my boyfriend is making me do so…