It is better to help the poor and needy rather than give tithes and offering to a church and its priest or pastor. A contrite heart and a defender of the poor and less fortunate are the best tithes and offering one can give. It is more Christlike than tithes.
You see, the system is such that we live in a world where fallacy, fiction, fact, and truth are so blurred it is almost impossible to tell the difference. Lent and Easter are two good examples. Are they really facts or fiction or fallacy? What is the truth?
Ever wondered why we have birthday celebrations or it is too obvious? Ever wondered how it started and if it is good or bad to celebrate birthdays. Birthdays were started to celebrate the birthdays for gods and idols. This was done through astrology . Despite its good intentions, birthday celebrations and worships such as Christmas can be evil. Ancient civilizations used it to to appease and even influence the stars for peaceful life on earth. A kind of star gazing.
Blacks in Jamaica have been raped, robbed kidnapped and killed by a plantation system based on slavery. For more than 400 years, the idea of "If you are white it is all right; If you are brown you can stick around or if you are black you need to get back or on the attack" has been prevalent. Instead, of blaming the system many people are saying that blacks are children of a lesser god... yet there is one Creator.
5000 years before Christ, in Mesopotamia, man tried to bribe nature and created a cult by deifying the Spring Equinox. This cult was called Easter, goddess of fertility. Its worship glorify rebirth and fecundation. In AD 325, Easter was ignobly "married" to the cult and the fallacy of Christ being killed on Good Friday became prevalent.
According to the Bible, the only time(s) that should be recognized or worshiped are the Sabbaths, the Passover, Leviticus 23. Any other "holy days" such as Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day, Easter, Lent, Christmas and Sunday are UNHOLY days and are the devil's creation and an abomination to the creator of the heaven's and earth. They are all mystery religions from Sumer or Mesopotamia and are detestable.
Ancient religions support a flat earth that does not move (geocentric). Opposing beliefs were discouraged by persecution and death. However, Pythagoras and Aristotle along with Copernicus and Galileo used science and empirical evidence to defunct the religious beliefs. Reluctantly, the Church conceded but the damage had already been done.
Easter, goddess of fertility and queen of heaven, is one of the great deities of all times. It is a pastoral recognition of the Spring Equinox, and although a figment of the imagination, her incarnation is glorified in myths and legends. Predating Christ, the worshipping of Easter included cakes, ham eating, virgin sex and human sacrifice with eggs bathe in the blood of the victims.