Earthly Obligation.

Author:Burrows, Ken
Position:LETTERS - Letter to the editor

In addition to the factors Dale McGowan pointed to that support the giving culture of many churches ("As the Christian Church Crumbles, Is Humanism Ready to Step Up?" S/O 2018), I'd suggest one more: the promise that if you give charitably-especially if you give to the church--you're making a scripturally advised investment leading to a future heavenly payout in the afterlife. Though it's an ethereal incentive, it can be highly motivating.

Humanists of course don't have heavenly reward incentives or the structured giving that many...

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