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LMFAO Tithing Parody Video

February 28, 2012

The Stevens Creek pastoral staff find another creative way to explain the concept of tithing in a series titled How to be Rich.

I disagree: it is awful. Not creative, just awful.

Furthermore, can a parody really be ‘creative’? I mean, how many bad parodies have we seen over the years? Is it really ‘creative’ to turn the words “Sexy and I know it” into “Tithing and I know  it”?

video via Christian Nightmares

I once heard a pastor say something along the lines of, “If you’re in debt, the first thing you should start doing is tithing.” I get the indoctrination that he went through at some point in is life that would make a statement like that seem logical. However, I’m willing to suggest that if you are in debt then probably giving away ten percent of your resources might be the last thing you should do!

If you can’t manage your life with your current income then do something that ensures you have even less income to manage your life with?!?

Seems like a pretty bad idea!

This ‘creative’ video is from a series How to Be Rich: let’s assume that tithing is probably being presented as something from “God’s Economy” and if you give ten percent–because it’s all his anyways–then God will bless you… blah, blah, blah. Let’s treat that assumption like a hypothesis: what evidence, other than anecdotal stories from grossly rich people living in the greatest economic surplus in the history of humankind, who live in extreme opulence compared to the majority of humans throughout the history of humankind [you get to decide what you want to eat at every meal!!!] is there that giving away ten percent of your money will somehow re-present itself as some sort of economic overflow? I’m willing to guess that if we were to subject this hypothesis to rigorous scientific testing that the only person who would ever see any benefit out of people giving away ten percent of their income is the person who is collecting it. I’m willing to bet if this hypothesis was tested out in the slums of India, or the huts of Africa, it probably wouldn’t hold a lot of water.

If I was a member of this church, these pastors demonstrating by this video how they are using the money I’m giving on a weekly basis, would pretty much guarantee that they never saw another red cent out of me! As I handed in my membership I could sing “I’m Leaving and I know it”.

See what I did there? How ‘creative’ it was? I changed a single word and ‘redeemed’ the song! I could start my own church! I’m so creative!

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I also am not going to make the norms of an ancient society mandated to give resources to a Persian taxation center in the outskirt province of Yehud normative for my own life… OK, that sentence might only make sense if you have studied Persian era history, but whatever…

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2012 2:14 pm

    I guarantee giving me 10% of your income will generate exactly the same blessings as giving it to your church.

  2. Grant permalink
    February 28, 2012 6:23 pm

    Obviously, that’s not what we are called to do. Corinthians tells us to give freely from the heart, not under pressure. That’s New Covenant giving.

  3. Paul D. permalink
    February 29, 2012 7:49 am

    It’s depressing to think about my parents, who have tithed their entire lives, and what the result would have been had they put that 10% instead into investment accounts for the futures of their children and grandchildren. There’d probably be a million bucks in it by now.

    • Dave S. permalink
      March 11, 2012 7:29 pm

      Interesting that you didn’t suggest they spend it on themselves. Greedy little kiddy wanting more for himself. Nice.

  4. 4xi0m permalink
    February 29, 2012 9:23 am

    I’m nauseous and I know it.

    Bow to my creativity. Or just get me something to throw up in.

  5. thomas permalink
    March 4, 2012 3:54 pm

    i was able to make it to the 2:00 mark. though i’ve never seen it, i doubt this tops “God’s backhand.”

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