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View Diary: Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand, and the Political Contradiction of Christianity (180 comments)

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    to death in the streets or dying unnoticed in warehoused "sick houses" etc., etc. are also damaging to society. Christians are 'expected' (more or less absolutely) to give 10% of their income to their churches, and that is tax deductable for 'charity'. Anybody who pays state taxes (at least in my state) also gets a tax deduction on federal taxes as if that were 'charity'. Paying one's fair share of taxes for social programs addressing social problems Christians are expected to deal with in their lives should qualify as well.

    All boiling down to what kind of society we wish to build and live in. If you don't mind having to step over dead, rotting bodies to get to your car or into work or the grocery store, then pay 0 taxes and preach it like you believe it. If you'd rather live in a society where everyone has a minimum of goods and services, then paying for them isn't a big deal.

    Minus the huge percentage taken by the war mongers specifically to kill, maim and destroy. We could do with a whole lot less of that, for sure.

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