In my line of work I meet a lot of people, not just in a quick way but in a personal way, which takes up to two hours of talking with a person or a family.
Within this I am discovering what is really going on within the lives of many different people, not just in terms of personalities, but within their life in general.
Within meeting and sitting down with hundreds of people within the past year I have come across some interesting things, such as where do people spend their money?
From my research, most people spend their money only on things that matter to them personally within their immediate environment, things that has to do with their survival first and then their entertainment/self-fulfillment.
I have to sit down with families and help them go through their finances and see what is happening within their financial matters.
What I have come across within 80% of all the people that I have met was quite fascinating and disturbing in some cases.
Before I get to that point I must inform you that this is South Africa, and most people I meet and work with live in middle class or below, this means salaries can go from twenty thousand rand a month to as little as one thousand rand a month.
And now regardless of the BIG difference from twenty thousand to one thousand rand salaries a month, what I am about to reveal takes place in all those salary classes.
I have come across a certain Business that is involved in everyone’s business of living/life, this business is called Church, it has NO product you take home, it has NO guarantees, it has no warranties, it has no proven research, it has NOTHING that proofs its reason for existence, except a Book written by humans that says a few things about history and then mentions a GOD that apparently exists.
And somehow this Business called Church is receiving TEN percent of the peoples Salaries EVERY month; it has been hitting me now in my face seeing this monthly fee people are paying Churches all over the place.
So when I meet a person that for instance have a salary of one thousand five hundred rand a month of being a kitchen staff, this person is giving one hundred and fifty rand to the church every month.
I ask the people straight up, why do you give to the church, some say the Bible says we must, some say because God will bless you, some say it is to not go to hell, everyone has their own reason.
WHY does everyone have their own reason, because the guy standing in front of the church every Sunday preaching, has actually TOLD these people these things, priests are the BEST sales people in the world, selling an idea/belief for actual money? NO product, nothing physical you are taking home, just playing on FEAR and thus Survival, the number one priority in people’s lives.
This guy just says things in front of the church to hundreds of people believing everything he says because he says so, because he is standing in front and not them, because he got a degree in doing that specific JOB. Not because it’s based on actual facts or anything real. Just fear once again.
Now imagine there are in some of these churches Thousands of people, they have many services a day to accommodate all the servants, and all these people GIVES their ten percent every month to the church.
It is a definite pledge they NEVER compromise on, it is in their core to do whatever they can to have that ten percent every month and to give it to a Peron in the church and then that money is never seen again, no one that gives money knows what is happening with it, maybe there is some believe that god comes and fetch it at night like what the tooth fairy does.
And this they all do even if it means falling short on bread or basic things for the month, as I have noticed/seen. Some even compromise on education for their children to be able to pay that ten percent, as in their minds it is more important, sacrificing the children’s future for fear of death and what may or may not happen after death or having good luck or being blessed.
So now I can understand why the Church is the OLDEST and most powerful business in the world.
Imagine if this is used right, what can be achieved, where this kind of system is used not to benefit one but to let the collective have a say as their combined power/money and to decide with that money what happens in a democratic system within the current system, millions committed to one cause with actual real practical physical objectives to achieve and to let all those who contribute KNOW where their money is going, and then we shall see GODLY work be done.