I find it absolutely disgusting that modern religious institutions pass around a hat asking for offerings in the form of paper money and government coinage.

The country of United States of America which I know best, and I also know some very rich churches as well. They are constantly harping about the wrong issues with metaphors early humans invented and wrote in books in the Bible. Most times they misconstrue these metaphors and cover it up with a nice Choir singing. I love Christian's but I find American Christians just latch on as  a last resort when things go bad in their life. I have yet to find a pastor who refuses to work with MoneyChanger Currency, the US Dollar, Et al.

These metaphors can be provident. For example, the book of John Chapter 2 speaks of Jesus and the Moneychangers. Specifically verses 13-16:

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”

I find it very provident. This is essentially the bread and butter of Jesus's prophecies and travel, his clearing of the Temple Courts and his sacrifice to the Humans of Earth who were terrorized by the Roman Empire and other criminals.

Jesus reacted to filth in the Jerusalem temples with kindness and to the money changers he broke out his whips.

Jesus used violence, and I will too, to rid the Earth of the Central Banking Cartel and criminals on Earth when I have the mind control weapon in my hands.

References:

Bible Gateway passage: John 2:13-16 - New International Version
Jesus Clears the Temple Courts - When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, bot…
Jesus and the Money Changers (John 2:13-16)
The temple incident depicted in the canonical Gospels is one of the more certain details from the life of Jesus, but scholars debate what the action signified.