Originally Posted by L4CX
God's gift has nothing to do with the money that churches collect.
It's actually a throwback to Levitical regulations. Also, unlike the Government, the money they collect usually goes to missionaries and making the church more able to help the community.
Don't forget about the amount that goes to the preacher so he can buy that brand spankin new Cadillac and his beautiful $250,000 house. It takes a lot of donations to pay him a good salary!