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02-05-2013, 09:14 PM
Interview with a pastor
I am the president of my schools club which is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance. Here in our local area we have a mega-church, Bethel, which hosts around 3000 people every week and also gets people from all around the world to go to their school of ministry.

I am planning on interviewing one of their pastors there. I have a few questions so far written down, and I thought I would ask this community if they had any suggestions on questions to ask.

Any and all questions will be evaluated and I will let you know if I decide to use your question!

I will also post the transcript (maybe audio) here once the interview is completed.

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02-05-2013, 09:18 PM
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How much money does your church receive each year and why is it not being sent the way of taxation for it to be re-distributed later on in government ventures which would in all likelihood be far more helpful to the community in the long run than your church?

Sorry, I don't often deal with pastors, I don't know how to cater to their tastes.

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02-05-2013, 09:19 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:18 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  How much money does your church receive each year and why is it not being sent the way of taxation for it to be re-distributed later on in government ventures which would in all likelihood be far more helpful to the community in the long run than your church?

Sorry, I don't often deal with pastors, I don't know how to cater to their tastes.

AWESOME question. I have one similar written out but I like the wording of yours much better!
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02-05-2013, 09:19 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:14 PM)ReasonandScience Wrote:  I am the president of my schools club which is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance. Here in our local area we have a mega-church, Bethel, which hosts around 3000 people every week and also gets people from all around the world to go to their school of ministry.

I am planning on interviewing one of their pastors there. I have a few questions so far written down, and I thought I would ask this community if they had any suggestions on questions to ask.

Any and all questions will be evaluated and I will let you know if I decide to use your question!

Best Wishes Big Grin

Ask him what his take home pay was last year and if he doesn't think its hypocritical for churches to be exempt from taxation since tax money is in part used to fund education and help the needy. Then, as he's excusing you, kick him in the balls.

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02-05-2013, 09:21 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:18 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  How much money does your church receive each year and why is it not being sent the way of taxation for it to be re-distributed later on in government ventures which would in all likelihood be far more helpful to the community in the long run than your church?

Sorry, I don't often deal with pastors, I don't know how to cater to their tastes.

Damn Freethought, we were typing the same thing simultaneously! That was cool...and weird!

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02-05-2013, 09:25 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:19 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(02-05-2013 09:14 PM)ReasonandScience Wrote:  I am the president of my schools club which is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance. Here in our local area we have a mega-church, Bethel, which hosts around 3000 people every week and also gets people from all around the world to go to their school of ministry.

I am planning on interviewing one of their pastors there. I have a few questions so far written down, and I thought I would ask this community if they had any suggestions on questions to ask.

Any and all questions will be evaluated and I will let you know if I decide to use your question!

Best Wishes Big Grin

Ask him what his take home pay was last year and if he doesn't think its hypocritical for churches to be exempt from taxation since tax money is in part used to fund education and help the needy. Then, as he's excusing you, kick him in the balls.

HAHA. Though an awesome question, I think that is getting a little to personal. Ill think about the wordage and let you know if I come up with one that is similar, if nt maybe it'll be the last question that i ask, since as you stated I will most likely be excused after lol.
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02-05-2013, 09:31 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:21 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(02-05-2013 09:18 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  How much money does your church receive each year and why is it not being sent the way of taxation for it to be re-distributed later on in government ventures which would in all likelihood be far more helpful to the community in the long run than your church?

Sorry, I don't often deal with pastors, I don't know how to cater to their tastes.

Damn Freethought, we were typing the same thing simultaneously! That was cool...and weird!

Obviously, it's divine intervention for us to be thinking along similar lines.

No possible alternative explanation.

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02-05-2013, 09:36 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:31 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(02-05-2013 09:21 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Damn Freethought, we were typing the same thing simultaneously! That was cool...and weird!

Obviously, it's divine intervention for us to be thinking along similar lines.

No possible alternative explanation.

Nope, none. Let us prey. Goodevil

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02-05-2013, 09:38 PM
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(02-05-2013 09:25 PM)ReasonandScience Wrote:  
(02-05-2013 09:19 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Ask him what his take home pay was last year and if he doesn't think its hypocritical for churches to be exempt from taxation since tax money is in part used to fund education and help the needy. Then, as he's excusing you, kick him in the balls.

HAHA. Though an awesome question, I think that is getting a little to personal. Ill think about the wordage and let you know if I come up with one that is similar, if nt maybe it'll be the last question that i ask, since as you stated I will most likely be excused after lol.

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Then ask him if and how much his church requires as tithing.

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02-05-2013, 09:42 PM
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Ask him where the line is drawn between spare the rod spoil the child and child abuse. And if he has the nerve to answer instead of running you out, ask him why 99% of serial killers and spree killers have been raised in "good Christian homes"... and the other 1% have been raised in not so good Christian homes.

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