Posted by: mermaid
Posted: 5th Oct 2011
This topic is similar to one i posted some time ago, completely concur with Gerry's view. i will also add, am not on a religion bashing exercise I see it as it truly is....religious organistaions preying on the less fortunate to boost their income that's the harsh reality of not for profit organisations under the banner of religion sectors.
The one charity i donated for eons to and volunteered at namely St Vincent de Pauls not only have a high ratio of unpaid volunteers to claim, they own real estate in a wealthy suburbs, fleets of cars, a high paid CEO, committee members, accountants, and low paid store managers.
Do the math on the number of volunteers in Victoria alone times that by the lowest hourly rate $10 and lets not forget the mini volunteers age commences at 4 years of age how low can any business go while claims of supporting those less fortunate than ourselves.
Connect the dots, the most wealthiest schools are owned by the catholic church, along with fleets of current cars, real estate and businesses worldwide and we're not just talking St Vincents. It is like a disease greed begets greed hardly an act of faith, share a thought though for the millions of people who donate and volunteer their time the only reward n recognition they receive a piece of paper with their name on it from time to time or a Xmas lunch oh and let's not forget a titled name badge is to be available on days others are not. I've experienced this of many volunteers and regardless of what responses I receive am of the view the more people who take their children out of privately owned schooling by these greedy sectors the more funding education programs will receive.
Whilst I appreciate religion forms a way of life for many false representation leads to disharmony for genuine people who give their time for those truly in need.
I hope to see the day when the government wake up and enforce real regulations of transparency when it comes to not for profit organisations run by every religious sector in Australia. I don't hold my breath on as I may be the one needing the rescue of their profit margin missions.