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My father is employed by the Church, but he still pays income taxes. What taxes exactly are Churches exempt from? Church income comes from donations, and if the Church starts some side business I can't find anything that says that business will not pay taxes.
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\ˈprä-məl-ˌgāt; prō-ˈməl-, prə-ˈ, ˈprō-(ˌ)\
Definition of PROMULGATE
1: to make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration : proclaim 2a : to make known or public the terms of (a proposed law) b : to put (a law) into action or force
1cra·zy adj \ˈkrā-zē\
Definition of CRAZY
1a : full of cracks or flaws : unsound <they were very crazy, wretched cabins — Charles Dickens> b : crooked, askew
2a : mad, insane <yelling like a crazy man> b (1) : impractical <a crazy plan> (2) : erratic <crazy drivers> c : being out of the ordinary : unusual <a taste for crazy hats> 3a : distracted with desire or excitement <a thrill-crazy mob> b : absurdly fond : infatuated <he's crazy about the girl> c : passionately preoccupied : obsessed <crazy about boats>
1non·sense noun \ˈnän-ˌsen(t)s, ˈnän(t)-sən(t)s\
Definition of NONSENSE
1a : words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas b (1) : language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense (2) : an instance of absurd action 2a : things of no importance or value : trifles b : affected or impudent conduct <took no nonsense from subordinates>
3: genetic information consisting of one or more codons that do not code for any amino acid and usually cause termination of the molecular chain in protein synthesis
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All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
How about we make churches apply for tax exempt status just like any other charity or social organization. Instead of saying, well your a Catholic church so your exempt. Make them show that they are actually a value to the community. Soup kitchens would be valid while member exclusive fitness centers would not.
Charity is part of the overhead of running a church. The problem is, like our social nets, people will and do abuse the non exempt status of churchs and the land they own. Keep the social charities tax free.....tax the rest based on income.
Ignorance is the refuge of faith
It's become very apparent that there is nothing respectable about faith
"If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people"
The government should stay out of churches. Keep them tax exempt and don't infringe upon religious freedom by attacking houses of worship.
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