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What You Must Know About Tithes


A tithe is generally a voluntary payment. Often tithes are used to support a religious organization. Generally when a person is tithing he or she will pay in the form of cash, checks, or sometimes, stocks.

Historically, however, a tithe was paid in the form of something more tangible such as an agricultural product, or an animal. Tithing is commonly linked to European countries.

Many religious affiliations, such as churches, accept tithes as a form of survival. After acquiring enough tithes churches may sometimes make important purchases. Tithes are similar to donations.

Often people partake in tithing to allow for some sort of charitable donation in their name. Large businesses or corporations may also partake in tithing to become publicly known. The idea of giving a tithe can be seen as an act of kindness therefore when companies and individuals give tithes they too are linked to kindness.

Generally, a tithe is ten percent of a person’s annual income; however, many locations that accept tithes offer an anonymous option so that people can donate as much as they feel comfortable without feeling embarrassed should they not be able to donate the full ten percent.

Often, those who are deeply religious partake in tithing even if they cannot afford donating the money because they feel such pride in their religion and in their church.

Tithing dates back to the 700 A.D when the townspeople provided for their churches and their clergy.

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