Should God pay income tax ?

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  1. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    pope and Vatican minions

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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Since when were they part of the C of E?
     
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  5. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Was to lazy to look up those in C of E but they would have the equivalent

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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Lazy is right.
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Personally, I don't think corporations should be taxed at all. But as long as some corporate bodies are being taxed, they should all be treated equally.
     
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  10. Xmo1 Registered Senior Member

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    Absolutely! Should have paid taxes since day 1. Maybe they should be grandfathered in. They should also be charged with polluting the air with unnecessary smoke, and causing colorectal cancer, especially in places like Detroit, Memphis, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
     
  11. Xmo1 Registered Senior Member

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    If I had to guess you would say they shouldn't have to pay hourly employees for their work and skills either.
     
  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    You'd be wrong. I think the minimum wage should be doubled tomorrow. The workers should pay the taxes and they should be paid enough that they can afford to pay the taxes.
     
  13. Seaman Registered Member

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    I would like all religious organizations to pay tax, as I think they are just using Religion to make money, exploiting their flock. True religion doesn't require an organization - just read what Jesus said about how and where to pray ! He aught to know what his father wants !
     
  14. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    If you question is "Should God pay income tax", then yes if he's working, no if he's on the dole, which he is with a pancreas problem and diabetes 2 + shoulder injury and a mysterious ankle injury.
     
  15. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Taxes can be structured to penalize specific groups. If we are to keep government out of religion, it's influence in religion should be minimized.
     
  16. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Government should be fair and tax any group as they would any one else..simple.
    And as any business they will have income and deductions so if they spend money for wages and programs it will be deductable.
    But to have religion outside the general community seems very wrong.
    Alex
     
  17. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    I think it's been established that ruling authorities have used their power to manipulate religion and religious practices. Taxes are just another lever to exert control over groups of people. As an example, I pay a sales tax in a state that has no sales tax, simply because I'm a smoker. They can and will use it.
     
  18. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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  19. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Have you considered growing your own.
    Years ago folk around here grew at home and Garden each boasting their curing was better. ..
    Might save you a small fortune cause ther price of smokes is pretty high...think of how much you spend a week...here smoking would cost $30 a day...heck you might be able to work one day a week less.

    As to taxing religion I dont care if the government taxes them out of town.

    Think how everyones tax burden may diminish if you taxed church income...you could get ride of sales tax on smokes.
    Alex
     
  20. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Religious freedom was a big deal back in the day.

    As far as growing my own, I'm thinking of moving to vape. The cost is about the same, but I think it's healthier--I can still feed my addiction and maybe extend my life a few years.
     
  21. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    I very much agree.
     
  22. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I'd say God should pay my income tax, but I don't pay income tax.
     
  23. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    not for profit churches ?
    snake-oil-soul sales
    why do staunch US capitalists demand socialist religion ?
    Bizar moral turpitude
     

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