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  •  Re: pulling tax exempt status not gonna work (3+ / 0-)
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    david78209, blue aardvark, phonegery
    Tax collection plate offerings, and you favor Scientology which gets its money selling engram removals and what have you
    Agreed blue.

    So, um, maybe Catholics could collectively wise up and cut off the purse strings that feeds this misogynistic, biggoted, hateful, ungodly group of ghouls?

    A Musketeer can dream, not?...

    When everybody talkin' all at once no one can hear the wise one speak, So just be still and silence will provide the wisdom that you seek - by Tori del Allen

    by Dumas EagerSeton on Tue May 22, 2012 at 03:09:52 PM PDT

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    •  disagree. (4+ / 0-)

      churches haven't always been tax exempt & i see no reason why they should continue not being taxed, especially when they preach politics from the pulpit, like franklin graham & the catholic church -- which protects pedophiles forchissakes!

      besides, taxing them will go a long way towards reducing the deficit the rethugs are always whining about.

      tax the churches.

      •  I don't disagree with you in spirit. What I agree (2+ / 0-)
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        sunny skies, artebella
        & i see no reason why they should continue not being taxed, especially when they preach politics from the pulpit, like franklin graham & the catholic church -- which protects pedophiles forchissakes!
        With on blue aardvark's comment was that pulling tax exempt status from churches would be a difficult task because it's not all an apples to apples job; it's a multi-layered, complicated process.

        Other than that personally I hate all religions b/c I believe them to oppressive, regressive, depressive, dogmatic, myopic, biggoted, misogynistic, racist (yep! you read that right) and all around hateful.

        Ironically I believe wholeheartedly in God, Christ and the words of the bible - but I don't believe all of it to be literal.  And FWIW, my significant other is aetheist.  Being a noble person of stellar character doesn't only involve God-belief - something I've long believed.

        End of sermon (sorry).  Getting off my soapbox now.

        When everybody talkin' all at once no one can hear the wise one speak, So just be still and silence will provide the wisdom that you seek - by Tori del Allen

        by Dumas EagerSeton on Tue May 22, 2012 at 04:00:09 PM PDT

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        •  it doesn't have to be complicated, tho. (0+ / 0-)

          we don't have to reinvent the wheel to rescind tax exempt status for religious organizations.

          like i said, they weren't in the past, so why not again?

          •  All you have to do is show how (0+ / 0-)

            taxing various activities does not favor one type of religion over another.

            In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

            by blue aardvark on Wed May 23, 2012 at 06:21:13 AM PDT

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    •  You do have a way with words. (0+ / 0-)

      this misogynistic, biggoted, hateful, ungodly group of ghouls. . .

      'ungodly group of ghouls' indeed.

      Democrats - We represent America!

      by phonegery on Wed May 23, 2012 at 09:49:36 AM PDT

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