Cereb Press (2008)
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"What the Church Does Not Want You to Know" contains an in-depth discussion about how churches have evolved into corporate-like money making entities. As a result of this, the followers are the ones paying the true price. Church members are threatened with damnation if they choose to leave. Espinosa was not just disillusioned by the ministers; he was also disgusted by the behavior of the congregation. There is also a lot of peer pressure among them for people to behave and even dress a certain way. This could include tithing, or even with going to services. I have seen some of this myself. A church that I grew up in used to post member's contributions annually in the bulletin. Another church used to have a priest that expected members to turn in copies of their tax returns so that he could make sure that they were tithing appropriate amounts.
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