[quote="Primum_Non_Noce, post:5, topic:329209"]
I suppose he thinks they don't contribute economically, because my grandfathers entire life has revolved around money. He doesn't understand how someone could willingly live in poverty for the sake of others.
I also don't think he realizes that religious institutions stimulate the economy in many ways.
I wonder if a person who measures human worth in economic terms can understand the value of clergy.
Religious institutions do contribute to economy but I wonder if you used such an example if that would only support his view that only money determines worth.
I have found that it is (nearly) impossible to discuss such matters with people who see things as your grandfather does.