Tax Atheists who don't go to Church

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  1. Dr McKay, Jul 7, 2012
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    It's not the title of an Onion article. It's not humor at all. Right here, in the United States of America, a prominent Christian leader is calling for taxes on people who do not go to church. Bryan Fisher, of the American Family Association, had this to say during his radio show:


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    “Because after all, Obamacare is all about improving the health of the American people,” the radio host explained. “We know that going to church is good for you, it’s good for your health. So we are going to mandate that you go to church for your own health and we are going to tax the atheists who don’t go to church.”

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  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    This guy is a real piece of work and is full of hate of teh gays.
     
  3. stickybuns macrumors 6502

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    Huh?

    Am I misunderstanding his intended meaning or is he really that dumb?

    Or, did somewhat forget to tell me to claim an exemption on my latest tax return?
     
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    I could make the exact opposite argument. I would bet that the stress from worrying if every move you make is going to upset the invisible boogeyman in the sky would take it's toll on you.
     
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    This could come around to bite rev. Fisher in the soft parts. Imagine what would happen if atheists did attend church, participate in church picnics and stuff, added counterpoint to Sunday School and continued to be unapologetic, unaggressive unbelievers? They could fulfill his requirement in ways that might really start to suck for him.

    I mean, are we to believe that he would expect them to tithe? That would be to laugh.
     
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    Retarded logic is retarded
     
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    What else did you expect from someone associated with the AFA? This is one of the stupidest things I've heard in a while.
     
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    Why aren't all the 'good' Christians off in Africa helping the poor, doing the Lord's work?

    They seem to spend a lot of time amassing money and picking political fights.
     
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    While we're at making arbitrary taxes, can we put a tax on chicks and guys that don't swallow? ;)
     
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    Atheists are already taxed for not going to church. US churches enjoy tax-exempt status, and atheists don't enjoy the benefits of that effective tax-payer subsidy.
     
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    It's good for your health to have imaginary friends who constantly judge you?
     
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    Haha, is this serious? It reeks of publicity stunt... how about the religious people who aren't christian? Do they have to go to church too?
    Liberalism ftw.
     
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    Sadly there are too many of the ones like the "preacher" in this article.

    I'm a Christian, but I do not attend church because I find that they always tend to spread hate and prejudice (with the exception of one I went to years ago).
     
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    The dems opened the door on this with their retarded health care bill.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078519/Going-church-good-Services-lower-blood-pressure-research-finds.html
     
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    Yeh, because buying insurance from a private corporation who has repetitively ****ed you over for a quick buck in past decades is compulsory in the UK and Canada.

    Maybe I should go back to creating businesses, maybe one day I can put enough money in democrat's pockets to make it compulsory to buy my goods too.
     
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    How about we tax the property and income of churches?
     
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    They can do that, if and when they ever get elected to govern.

    Frankly, they would do well to be elected dog-catcher.
     
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    50% sounds about right
     
  20. guzhogi, Jul 8, 2012
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    And paying for churches like the attached picture. Um, yeah. [​IMG]

    Also, under that logic, should we tax Christians who don't go to church as well? Plus, how do we know if they go to church or not?
     
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    As long as it's not a politician saying this - and just a nutjob - it's basically a non-story.
     
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    I'd go, but I'd be so disruptive that they will be forced to give me a hall pass.

    If they don't, then it's their word only that I "went to church", and that, Children, gives them the power to tax.

    Think about this a little more, and get back to me. :rolleyes:

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    Ugh. Being raised a Jew, I would rather pay than listen to some schmuck prattle on about Jesus! In fact the one time I attended a church my blood pressure went up, TYVM.
     
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    Easy, the pastor would do a roll call that gets fed into a database. Like at school.
     
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    Excellent. So the government would have rich data on every individual who professed any kind of religious faith; names, where and when they attend church, social security number (to link into tax records) etc.

    Let's hope there aren't any pogroms in the future of the US...
     

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