The views expressed by actress Ayanda Borotho in the article titled "We can all be God in a person's life", are unfortunate and misguided.
She obviously means well but displays sheer ignorance of the principles that guide Christianity or any other religion that advocates for payment of a tithe, for that matter.
Borotho may not be aware that Christianity is based on the Bible and that is what guides its principles and values, otherwise she would not be saying what she is saying about the payment of a tithe because it is prescribed in the Bible. It is an act of obedience.
Anyone who professes to be of the Christian faith should do what the Bible instructs, even without being prompted by a pastor. That includes tithing as well as giving, which she obviously prefers.
As one who pays a tithe monthly, I know that if I do not pay no one will know and no one will follow up. It is a matter of respecting the principles and values in the Bible - the constitution of everyone who chooses Christianity as a religion.
The practical side of this issue is that church buildings need to be maintained, lights and water must be paid for, chairs must be bought and maintained, music and other equipment must be bought and maintained and staff must be paid.
All this is done for the enjoyment and comfort of those attending the service.
The question is, if they are enjoying all that hospitality, who must pay for it or where must the funds come from?