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wisnoskij's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by wisnoskij

Comment 6 by mmurray :

Why would you count money donated to the RCC to support the local priest and put a new roof on the church as charity ?

Michael

Because the believers are giving to at least what they views is a good cause, it does not matter if you disagree or if they use it to molest children the same as it does not matter if cancer research money gets redirected.

And in fact Kiva.org is a very good example of what a charity is not. It is a business you give out loans at near criminal rates (24% average) and make a killing off of poor people who have no other choice. And I am sure that the oversight is minimal, how you would even check on a business half a world away. I am sure more then a little bit of of these loans have been used secretly to fund drug operations or child prostitution.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 05:18:35 UTC | #893193