Maybe he enjoys having play things. Maybe he's bored.
Or maybe humans do have souls that exist outside of this existence and are here to learn some lesson...
Thanks for the responses. This thread has been more eye opening than I thought it would be.
I realize it takes money to function in all aspects of life. If nothing else, it takes money to keep the lights on and maintain upkeep on a church building.
I guess the big eye opener for me is that is different to what I am accustomed to is that being a preacher can actually be how one makes a living; it's their profession just like
being a professor or doctor.
I've discussed this with some other people since posting here, and I discovered that churches have other paid positions as well. Some have a music master who gets a salary.
I'm the "song leader" at my church, but I don't get paid for it. It's just part of our worship.
I knew the preachers on tv who drive fancy cars and live in mansions got paid a huge amount, but I don't put any faith in those.
It seems like some churches are about like a company with all the paid positions. Quite they eye opener.
IMHO, the pastors in TV who make the big bucks are scam artists who have figured out how to take advantage of non-profit tax laws and how to rip people off.
However, a pastor who works full time doing things to help their congregation should be paid. It's one thing to be the pastor of a small church that only has church service once or twice a week. But most pastors make it a full time job. Most have at least a bachelor's degree, some masters and/or phds. They spend their work-life doing things like overseeing financial and other help to the poor, visiting sick members of their parish and helping them with things they need, doing marriage and individual counseling, etc.
Many of the church's here have food banks, they run facilities that house homeless families, victims of domestic violence, etc. There have to be full time, paid people to do this. Sure they can rely on some volunteers, but they need dedicated staff as well.
Usually they are corporations because they have to be to operate legally under the law and for taxes. Their legal/financial structure does not diminish the work that they do.