Why are the "Faiths" allowed to blur the lines of "Separation of Church and State" and yet pay no taxes?

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Comment by Walter Maki on May 2, 2011 at 11:27am

That is a very interesting question.

Makes me wonder about these holy rollers and their expensive accounts usually reserved for the rich.

The modern day "snake oil" salesmen have learned to fleece a larger group of people to feed their decadent lifestyles.

A church runs just like a business. But is not accountable outside itself. You ever check out those mega-churches that house thousands, they have security guards. You ever wonder why? It's not for the patrons safety. They are protecting the money and the tools used to get it.

Comment by Akshay Bist on May 2, 2011 at 2:58pm
Religion is probably the biggest business in the world. Just imagine the money governments will get from taxes if religion were made taxable.
Comment by Arcus on May 2, 2011 at 4:30pm

I'd blame historical anachronism.

At the time of the founding of the US, and even around the time of Amendment 16, Churches were institution not only of religion, but also of academia, science, medicine, culture, and arts. Generally things which are also exempt from taxation to this day.

Churches focusing almost solely on religion is actually a pretty new thing, but the transformation took a very long time.

Comment by randy brooks on May 2, 2011 at 7:13pm
We need that money to help balance the budget. We tax alcohol, drugs and fatty foods. Why not tax this crutch which kills more people every year than cigarets. I think the expedition of the demise of the power of religion is the same as it was with Capone. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

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