Author Topic: US better off if religion kept out of Government  (Read 12750 times)

Offline RainDog

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RE: US better off if religion kept out of Government
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2008, 08:38:00 AM »
Back to the personal insults, eh?

 Man, pity you.

 But like I was sayin', nobody's gonna take you seriously like that. Hell, I didn't bother to read past the first sentence.
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Re: US better off if religion kept out of Government
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2008, 09:53:44 AM »
Nevermind.  Comments removed.  Not worth it.
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RE: US better off if religion kept out of Government
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2008, 09:59:11 AM »
The reason churches aren't taxed is because they are non-profit organizations.  All non-profits can apply for tax exemptions.  We can start an airgun club, collect user dues, and even buy property to hold shootouts.  We can apply for non-profit status because the user dues go into maintaining the club and not paying profits to the owner/president/leader/etc.  The paster of a church gets a salary, and that is taxed, but all the money generated from offerings is considered "maintenance fees" and is not subjected to taxation, even if some of it goes to the pastor's salary.  The paster is considered part of the church, so paying him is considered as maintenance.
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Re: US better off if religion kept out of Government
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2008, 10:11:49 AM »
Dave, yes you did fire the first shot. That said, I knew that you were kidding just as well as you knew that I was kidding. It seems some here were offended. I like your point on reduced competition. The catholic schoolgirl part was right on the money. Gotta love the Catholic schoolgirl uniform.
And for those of you who were offended by my comments, you should re-read your Roman and Greek history. It's not my fault those 2 empires were rife with sick perverts.
BTW, I'm 1/4 Sicicilian. Sicily has been both Greek and Italian property at one time or another. My dad's Catholic. I've attended the Catholic church, as well as Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, and Lutheran.
My dad and uncles were altar boys.
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Re: US better off if religion kept out of Government
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2008, 10:14:34 AM »
Sorry bill. Christianity is a faith not a Religion.  A religion is based on the belief that you have to commit a certain number of certain types of deeds in order to hopefully gain the favor of a deity. Christianity is the faith of accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and savior.
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Re: US better off if religion kept out of Government
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2008, 10:26:35 AM »
Mahonri, I see you are infatuated with the word "hate". Just like every other socialist I've ever met. I love the fact that you think I'm racist. Another favorite word of bleeding heart socialists. I'll be sure to tell my best friend who's "half-beaner" (his words, not mine) and my black friends at work.
I guess Bill Cosby was just an "Uncle Tom for the white man" for pointing out the fact that the problems of the black community are the fault of the black community.
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