Good Minus An "o" is Not God

By D.A. Forbes

If the religious wish to do their God’s work, then prove it.

Btw - I was an English major, so I'll do the best I can with math.

There are nearly a half a million churches in the U.S.  If each church averages 3,000sf that leave 1.5 billion total square feet of space.  Leverage the tax-free status, sell off the ornamental furnishings, use the lofty congregant donations, shore up an inter-agency council of nonprofits and government entities and convert all churches to transitional or affordable housing units that average 1,000sf apiece.

That would equate 1,500,000 apartments with the capacity to house 6,000,000 people.  Not only would that kick America's despicably embarrassing homeless epidemic squarely in the teeth and all but knock it unconscious, it would also leave 5,000,000 additional square feet of space to offer job training, financial planning, drug and alcohol counseling, psychiatric and social services, health and wellness facilities, daycare centers and more.  Enlist the help of the homeless and impoverished to build their own living spaces.  Empower them the way they deserve to be empowered.

So, churchies, let me quote Jesus... "So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you."

Funny thing how all these poor folks keep askin', they keep searchin', they keep knockin', and they keep waiting for that door to a better life to swing wide open.  And all they get is some canned soup or fancy benediction.

Churches are safety deposit boxes.  Prayers are excuses.  Organized religion is the greatest story ever sold.  And it's high time to set this story straight.