I think maybe the struggle with tithe may be exclusive to the Western world. I'm not casting aspersions here. The West has done much for developing nations - more than any others have. But in a culture where money is the center of national importance, it's probably harder to let go of it. It don't blame America for being taught 'a penny saved is a penny earned', it's a good principal. But if you get the chance to visit a place like Egypt or Sudan or El Salvlador, you'll see smiles in the absence of money. It think that really says something. It's like when you visit a children's hospital...why is it that the biggest smiles come from children who are dying? Maybe they see something money can't buy.