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Old 02-15-2006, 03:06 PM   #21
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I always thought the 11th commandment was "Thou shalt not divide by zero".

At least that's what my Algebra teacher said...
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:30 PM   #22
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You can generally easily tell why people filed bankruptcy when you look at who are their creditors and what income the debtors have. Too many medical bills. Too many credit cards. Not enough income Etc.
I'm not saying these other things dont matter, but if you see listed 10% to tithe, that's 10% that can be reallocated for savings. If they're coming up 40% short (from net), cut that tithe out, and you're down to 30%. If its "not negotiable" to them, then at least know to yourself, that's one reason why they're in the red. Mathematics proves this as fact.

If there was a God that punished people for not tithing, then i should be in financial ruin. Trust me, i'm not. I wouldnt go holding my breath for me to be in the future either.

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I have no idea if God will provide. But I wonder if people who are disciplined enough to regularly give 10% to the church are also disciplined enough to keep control over credit card debt and other voluntary debt that could lead to bankruptcy.
Perhaps they are. Can you just imagine, from a theoretical point of view of course, how much money these disciplined folks would have if they saved their tithe's too!?! ;-)

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Martha, you're always very nice, so i dont mind at all. As you know by now, i dont go for the popularity vote when I post. I just say it like it is and use logic and science as my guide. Those are the only things real to me. I'm just not one to be drawn to the metaphysical.
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:34 PM   #23
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Tithing isn't just "giving to the church" it's ultimately giving to other people.

Don't be such a stingy scrooge. I'm sure I wouldn't be going out on a limb to say that you don't give 10% to ANY charity. I'm only chastizing you, because you're so critical of others generosity. There are those that would claim that giving away in some respects makes you aware of what you have, and how little it is that you're actually giving up. I would also argue that during the times that I tithed, I felt better about my money situation.

Although I don't tithe or give to charity like I should (sometimes I do, sometimes I fall off the wagon), I do understand that it's not all about ME and MY future.

Dave Ramsey's book is about balance in your life, in this case financial balance. I say "two thumbs up" for the book.
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:31 PM   #24
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I think we should all tithe to this:

http://www.newlight.org/ministry/wotw/index.html

OMG !!! Dr. Bridget bought her degree (no kidding). Check out the gift ideas:

Designer Handbags:

Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton

Gift Certificates:

Neiman Marcus, Sak's fifth Avenue, Escada

Plus, it only cost $100 to attend the b-day party (appropriate attire required - black tux for men, cream or gold formal for women).

I like the way her nipples sparkle. I'm attending just to see that. I guess I'll go with the Gucci or this, I can't decide:

http://www.brownfido.com/product.html

Maybe I'll put that inside the Gucci.

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Old 02-16-2006, 08:55 AM   #25
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Gee- talk about no shame and tooting your own horn.
Hey, bring on the gifts!
That's horrible.
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I'm throwing a birthday party to honor myself (Dr. justin) in June. Anyone is welcome to come. I'm only charging $50 per person unlike Dr. Bridget, who's charging $100 (what a rip-off). Suggested gifts for me are: new imported Japanese vehicles, gold, money, diamonds, gift certificates to Walmart, Target (I'm not too picky). Oh, BTW, it's a BYOB party - so bring whatever you want. Excellent catered food* will be served.

Dress is casual.

Please RSVP by March 1 so we can make preparations for you as a guest.


* By "food" I mean some salt and mustard packets I stole from Burger King.
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They also probably follow that 11th commandment, "The Lord helps those who help themselves".
This is one of those sayings that 90% of the population thinks is in the Bible, but actually isn't.

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If there was a God that punished people for not tithing, then i should be in financial ruin.
Maybe financial ruin isn't what God has in mind.
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I'm sure I wouldn't be going out on a limb to say that you don't give 10% to ANY charity.
I wouldnt go that far. I bet he pays his taxes.
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I'm throwing a birthday party to honor myself (Dr. justin) in June.* Anyone is welcome to come.* I'm only charging $50 per person unlike Dr. Bridget, who's charging $100 (what a rip-off).* Suggested gifts for me are: new imported Japanese vehicles, gold, money, diamonds, gift certificates to Walmart, Target (I'm not too picky).* Oh, BTW, it's a BYOB party - so bring whatever you want.* Excellent catered food* will be served.

Dress is casual.*

Please RSVP by March 1 so we can make preparations for you as a guest.*


* By "food" I mean some salt and mustard packets I stole from Burger King.
Yeah, but if your niples won't be sparkling, I'm not interested...
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This is one of those sayings that 90% of the population thinks is in the Bible, but actually isn't.
Dude, if you'll kindly read my post again, you'll see that I never made any such claim.

I'm pretty sure it isn't in the Torah or the Quran either.
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Yeah, but if your niples won't be sparkling, I'm not interested...
There may or may not be sparkling nipples at the $50 b-day bash. You pay the price and see what happens.
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And theres the awaited claim that god wants me to give 10% of my money to a guy with big fake hair on television, OR ELSE...

Justin, you come up with some funny shiat.
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Justin, you come up with some funny shiat.
Thanks. It mostly arises from my inability to make my keyboard type intelligent, thoughtful contributions to this forum. Instead, I result to humor and sarcasm to cover up my lack of wisdom and knowledge. I'm kind of an a$$hole too. Hopefully no one will notice.
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I wasn't joking in the earlier post. Seriously.


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Thanks. It mostly arises from my inability to make my keyboard type intelligent, thoughtful contributions to this forum. Instead, I result to humor and sarcasm to cover up my lack of wisdom and knowledge. I'm kind of an a$$hole too. Hopefully no one will notice.
I agree with you!



Guess we're two pees in a pawd.
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I agree with you!



Guess we're two pees in a pawd.
You're always so agreeable.
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I'm with Helen on this one...

No sparkling nips, no show!!
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I agree with both of you.
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