In addition to being a serious waste of time, religious practice can also be a huge waste of money.
For starters when you donate to a major religion, you support its
expansion, which means you’re facilitating the enslavement of your
fellow humans. That isn’t very nice, now is it?
If you feel the urge to
donate money, give it to a real and honorable cause, not a fabricated
one. Better yet, go outside and do something that really helps people.
If you can’t think of anything better, grab a can of paint and clean up
some local graffiti.
Your religious donations fund freeloaders who mooch off society but
who generally provide little or no value in return. Sure there are some
religious people who perform valuable public services, but for the most
part, that isn’t their bailiwick. These freeloaders typically operate
tax-free, meaning they’re effectively subsidized by taxpayers. That’s a
great racket if you’re on the receiving side… not so great if you’re
funding it though.
Religions offer a suite of special services to generate additional
income. They’ll spout some gibberish while feeding you a crusty wafer,
pronounce you bonded to a fellow human being, snip some of your excess
skin, pour water on your head, proclaim your manhood, cast out your
demons, pronounce your transgressions forgiven, and so on. When they
can’t think of anything else, they make up some drivel like confirming
you’re still loyal to them. The bill may read “suggested donation,” but
it’s still a bill.
When you donate money to a religious organization, you’re doing much
worse than throwing your money away. You’re actively funding evil. If
you think that spending a billion dollars to defend pedophiles and
rapists is a good use of your hard-earned cash, perhaps you should run
for Pope. You could hardly do worse. At least Wall Street is honest
about its greed and lust.