BJ's BLOG 10/18/11 "Charity"
Yesterday, during Group Therapy, I read an email from Justin who was having problems with his company.
His company is a part of a charity and even though participation was required, donating is not; however, he has to respond to emails saying he doesnâ€™t want to donate. The only reason Justin thinks they are being pressured so much into donating is because their CEO of their company is also a chairman for the charity.
Justin wanted to know if it was right that he had to go out of his way to say that he doesnâ€™t want to donate, or if other companies do this as well.
The fact that he has to respond to these emails just to say â€śnoâ€ť is a very lame, strong armed tactic by the boss.
I believe that charities are like religion; it should be something personal and you shouldnâ€™t be questioned or forced to participate in a charity that you donâ€™t think is for youâ€¦just like you shouldnâ€™t participate in a religion you donâ€™t think is for you.
We had a listener named Tim call in telling us the company he used to work for used to chase him around just to donate; at that point, you know itâ€™s no longer a charity, but a religion.
Whenever somebody thinks they have an idea that everyone should follow and then forces it on them, it becomes a religion, and religions can be dangerous. Donâ€™t believe me? Look at September 11th.
Never donate to a cause you donâ€™t believe in, find a charity that suits your life and give to that; donâ€™t let anyone push you to do otherwise.