1. Biology. An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host. 2.a. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return. b. One who lives off and flatters the rich; a sycophant. 3. A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece.
The Fourth Tithe
Here's an ad that appeared in the Worldwide News dated January 12, 1987 page 5.
In reflection it's hard to believe how stupid we were. It was like living with a huge blood sucking parasite stuck to our necks and loving every minute of it.
After making a number of these double tithe contributions I received a letter from the church's legal department. The letter contained the following note:
"In order to comply with your company's gift matching program, we want to mention the following:
(2) Several companies have inquired about uneven amounts which give the wrong impression of being payment for some service or purchase. By law only gifts, not payments, are eligible for gift-matching. To avoid giving such wrong impressions, we would appreciate it if you would round off the amounts."
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