Since then I think I've gotten slightly less religious, in that I'm not sure God cares whether I donate 10% of my income to charity, I don't see myself being kicked out of heaven for it. But I still have that goal because I need a goal, and quite frankly I just like it. I think being generous is important, good for me, forces me to budget a bit, and there so many very worthy causes. I've grown in my attitudes toward charity a lot in the past few years. And the funny thing, I think my friends list has too... when I blog about charity I no longer get as many comments along the lines of "I don't have to donate I pay my taxes and it all goes to freeloaders..." and that sort of crap. I don't feel like a freak for supporting my causes. I don't think it has anything to do with religion, but I'm not sure what it does have to do with.
So I'm reposting the poll here. Let's see what's changed.
When it comes to charities...
What causes do you support the most with your time/money?
If you donate a significant amount (more than 5%) of your income, what's the biggest reason for that?