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Old 01-29-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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^ When any religion becomes the official religion of a country, problems are sure to follow.

However, this is not the situation in the United States
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Everything is for sale and probably everyone has a price, at some point. So why not sell religion? It's the American way after all...isn't it?
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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However, this is not the situation in the United States
Money is our official religion...isn't it?
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Money is our official religion...isn't it?
No, it is not.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Money is our official religion...isn't it?
I've always thought so.

I need to raise some cash. I just may take L. Ron Hubbard's advice.

If you could design the perfect religion that would attract millions of followers (and millions of $$$), what would it look like?

It would have to have an iPhone app of course.....
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Maine
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a million dollar salary is at least 900 thousand too much. I also would like to see churches taxed, seems wrong for these institutions to be so wealthy, far too many don't do enough in the community to help the poor and hungry. on a related subject heads of charities should also not make a huge salary and the donations percentage should be heavy towards the charity it is helping not towards "expenses"
Churches are not taxed because they are non profit. But I guarantee you, if a pastor makes a million, he's paying taxes on it.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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Yep;this is just another anti-relgio thred.he will pay taxes on it has income just like any other person.besides teh sallary they problably have a huge charity spending. its no ones elses business than the church really.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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And who is paying that preachers salary? The taxpayer? I call for a citizens-arrest!
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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And who is paying that preachers salary? The taxpayer? I call for a citizens-arrest!
The congregation of the church is paying his salary. They probably happen to be taxpayers as well.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: near Paris france
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Default you give them money, so they are rich

why not, if you're so stupid to go to the church and listen to somebody, speaking and , then give him money, don't complain they are wealthy.
you are in a country where church is growing faster than mushroom just after the rain
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