The March study also showed that more Protestants than Roman Catholics considered the failure to tithe a sin.
"Realize that a majority of the money donated by individuals in the U.
is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology.
Not an apology in the modern sense of the word - which is to say you're sorry for something.
But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.
The most generous group was the evangelicals, with 24 percent having tithed last year.
Other groups who were more likely to give at least 10 percent of their income include conservatives (12 percent); people who had prayed, read the Bible and attended a church service during the past week (12 percent); charismatic or Pentecostal Christians (11 percent); and registered Republicans (10 percent).That doesn't make such giving inappropriate or less significant, it's just a different way of addressing social needs."Of all the money born agains have donated, the proportion given to the churches has dropped over the past three years.The proportion born again adults give to churches declined from 84 cents out of every donated dollar during the first five years of the decade to 76 cents."The choices being made by born again donors have huge implications for the non-profit sector," said Barna. Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: natural apologetics, Christian apologetics, and Catholic apologetics.Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the "natural" light of reason.The mean donation to non-profits and churches was 71.