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Stamp: Tax the Churches by 8manderz8 Stamp: Tax the Churches by 8manderz8
"If Churches care so much about politics, then they should pay taxes like everyone else!"

Based off the following quote by George Carlin:

I don't know how you feel, but I'm pretty sick of church people. You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them. If holy people are so interested in politics, government, and public policy, let them pay the price of admission like everybody else. The Catholic Church alone could wipe out the national debt if all you did was tax their real estate.



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ghostanjo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student General Artist
fun fact Churches are non profit organizations. Other things that are non profit are science centers, charities, campaigns, many hospitals and shelters. All of these get involved with the government in some way. Are you saying you want to tax them too? Or are you just being bias? 
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Rainfire-art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its not like I'm against it or anything :3
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Rainfire-art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing is that churches are non profit, and therefore cannot get the money. It would be unfair for religious people to have to pay to do this stuff.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How does paying taxes mean you care about politics? Taxation is by its very nature paying for the political agenda and idea of someone else.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Joe she's a liberal. Don't try to argue with her. She will fail to see the logic in this if it doesn't agree with her views. ~ C
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The problem with the idea of taxing churches is the fact that they're non-profit. Individuals among the church still all pay taxes, but establishing a sort of "shrine tax" that a non-profit organization has to pay would be the opposite of what I personally think should be the case (I think the corporate tax should be removed for a similar reason I think there shouldn't be a church tax). Priests and clergymen all pay taxes, just like CEOS do. They just pay it as people and not parts of the church.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps you should explain that to her. I hate to be mean but she has used some of the most paper thin arguments I've ever seen on DA. Case and point, fav.me/d551sfa, fav.me/d4zaivn. ~ C
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Killer fetus argument doesn't even make sense to me. People are born without morality. What makes serial killers the way they are are based on environments and issues that happen after the baby is already born, so how can pro-life women even conceive the idea that their fetus may end up being a serial killer, and one who cherishes life and cherishes her fetus would likely do everything in her power to prevent that from happenoing.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
That was my point. I tore through her argument in two seconds. I'm ok with people being pro-choice and there have been several arguments that have made me think. However this one... its just, just. No No, I disagree! ~ C
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm moderately pro-life. I can sympathize with a woman's financial and emotional situations with having a baby and giving birth to it, but if someone consciously makes the choice to risk having a baby, as far as I'm concerned they should be prepared to at least put it up for adoption. ._.

Obviously in the case of rape though, it's a different story.
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