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  •  Its a business (2+ / 0-)
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    ardyess, Tommy Jones the Band

    like any other. They are 'selling' salvation. They should have to pay taxes like any other. Don't see why this is a controversial idea.  

    "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

    by just another vet on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 09:50:06 AM PDT

    •  and, since what they are selling is bullshit (0+ / 0-)

      they should be charged with false advertising

      To be a Republican, you have to believe that our economic problems are caused by the poor having too much money and the rich not having enough.

      by Tommy Jones the Band on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 10:33:19 AM PDT

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    •  It's controversial... (1+ / 0-)
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      aliasalias

      ...because the one thing that pretty much every Christian ever wants is to feel like they're special-of-God.  They want the feeling of exclusion-of-others that being Christian gives them, and taxes is just yet another way that they are privledged over others, thus proving that God loves them more than other people.  They're special.

    •  Think I'll just reply to myself (1+ / 0-)
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      aliasalias

      I get that there are people with very deep and real feelings about their faith/church. I don't want to bash anyone's belief's. All I am saying is that a church sits on property, sells a product and if they do it well they get people to give them money. This is exactly what businesses do.

      As to their charity work, great. If that is what they want to do with the money people give them, then good for them. But if they want access to the police, fire department, or any other other tax funded service then they need to pay up.

      I live in a town full of big box churches. Sometimes it seems like there is one on every corner. I tried to figure out how much land they cover from the city website but was as yet unsuccessful. Maybe I'll give it another try tonight.

      "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

      by just another vet on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 12:44:28 PM PDT

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