What would you think of a charitable organization where only 25% of contributions actually went to the cause, and 75% went to administrative costs?
And what do those full-time people actually DO with their time when they aren't preaching?
I mean, think about it. Matthew 25 suggests the kind of things that Christians should be doing, and yet, a lot of pastors are paid to do those things, and members aren't. Why is that?
Really, the message of the Bible isn't that complicated:
Micah 6:8: "What does the lord require of you but to do justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly before your God."
Does someone REALLY need to spend their time, 40 hours a week, to help you figure out how to do those 3 things?
Religion, to me, is like a sort of Amway scheme where you have an entire group of people who've figured out a way to get paid for finding new recruits to buy into their pyramid.