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Old 12-15-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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I'm unclear what point you are trying to make with the "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's." It is another passage about paying taxes. There is no reference to how much to pay in taxes.

Why is it that tax collectors are considered "serious" sinners? Could it just maybe be because of the way they collected taxes and the excess amount of taxes they collected. Particularly since the excess was used to make themselves wealthy at the expense of the poor workers and laborers.

The Roman provinces were awash in taxation, all kinds of taxation, yet the scriptures are largely silent on the topic. Where they are referenced it says you should pay them.
My point was that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes! In this case the tax collectors are the politicians. Why do we keep raising taxes on the rich? Tax evaders are bad, but so are tax collectors (politicians who raise taxes)
The rich should be able to give DIRECTLY to the poor... lets get rid of the "middle man" (i.e. the money grubbing tax raising politicians)
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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My point was that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes! In this case the tax collectors are the politicians. Why do we keep raising taxes on the rich? Tax evaders are bad, but so are tax collectors (politicians who raise taxes)
The rich should be able to give DIRECTLY to the poor... lets get rid of the "middle man" (i.e. the money grubbing tax raising politicians)
Of course it is a matter of debate what is a "fair share of taxes."

The Biblical tax collectors were not politicians.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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The OP, yet another Strawman.
Seriously, if you to make such a ridiculous statement to defend regressive taxing and make it justified???

Try reading the Gospel. If you are not familiar with it, then Christianity is not relevant to you.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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The OP, yet another Strawman.
Seriously, if you to make such a ridiculous statement to defend regressive taxing and make it justified???

Try reading the Gospel. If you are not familiar with it, then Christianity is not relevant to you.
Do you dispute that God decreed the tithe (assuming you're referring to the same Bible I am)?
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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When you come up with a plan which results in the wealthy voluntarily giving up enough to run the government and take care of all the poor and disadvantaged, get back to us.

Until then, taxation is a necessary evil.
Why is it the duty of the rich to "take care of all the poor and disadvantaged"? Do you really take the position that people who pay income tax do not give to charitable organizations that in turn help those less fortunate?
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Do you dispute that God decreed the tithe (assuming you're referring to the same Bible I am)?
I am noting the strawman and lack of logic.

I guess by your evasive response that you are not familiar with the Gospel either.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Progressives? Since both parties are right now engaged in playing one economic status against another in regards to who gets to keep a tax cut, don't you think that's just a little bit of an invalid premise?
No, Progressives occupy both parties do they not? There certainly are too many GOP Progressives (a.k.a. RINOs & Soros Republicans) for the Tea Party to have the impact we'd hoped.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Which God?
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Soros Republicans. Seriously?


"Soros Republicans?"

One more time "Soros Republicans"

Maybe if I keep typing it, it will become a real thing.

Wait, no didn't work.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro
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The OP, yet another Strawman.
Seriously, if you to make such a ridiculous statement to defend regressive taxing and make it justified???

Try reading the Gospel. If you are not familiar with it, then Christianity is not relevant to you.
Who's promoting regressive taxing?
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