Religion: Dwindling Tithe

And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock . . . the tenth shall be holy unto the Lord.—Leviticus 27:32.

Of the fruits of the U.S., the Lord is getting less & less, announced Dr. Benson Landis of the Federal Council of Churches. The amount of money given to U.S. churches, in proportion to total expenditure, has been dwindling steadily—1.3% in 1932, 1% in 1936, 0.8% last year.

Landis' explanation: people are not stingier, but give their money for charity and social welfare instead of to the churches.


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