If you are going to peddle nonsense and scam people of not only millions of dollars, But also their very intelligence for a myth that isn't supported by any sufficient evidence, The least you could do is pay us back for all the damage you caused. You are better than this.
It is often said that religion promotes good morals and yet, Amongst other things, Churches enjoy a tax-free status that would contradict them. It is safe to say, Theism is a delusional way to live; there's an absence of rational thought or supporting facts. It seems that due to the age of these establishments, Or the hesitation people have for direct confrontation, They escape aspects of the law that one would hope to be fair.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca said, Religion is regarded by the common people as true, By the wise as false, And by the rulers as useful. Religions rake in billions of dollars each year and pay no taxes. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is worth over 67 billion dollars. The Catholic Church of Vatican is worth over 30 billion dollars. Religion is supposed to be a cure for the masses; however, Clearly the same issues that plagued our world thousands of years ago continues to plague our world now. Religion has caused a lot of bloodshed over the years because each religion contends they have a pathway to heaven and their way is the only way. Yet, There are thousands of religions, Which in large part is determined by birthplace. There are hundreds of religions, But the major ones are Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, To name a few. Again, Which sect one follows is in large part based on where one is born. These religions are raking in billions of dollars, Yet many in most of these congregations suffer financially. As Lucius Annaeus Seneca indicated, The rulers find religion to be useful and prey on the generosity of their parishioners to provide them tax-free dollars that gives them riches beyond the common person ability to see the trickery for what it is.
One of the founding beliefs of the U. S. Was "No taxation without representation. " If you, And/or your business pay taxes, You have some say in laws and expenses. If a religion pays taxes, It would have some say in the policy, Laws, And expenses. Obviously the religious institute that pays the biggest share would have more say and have things done in favor of their religion. If you were either of a different belief or atheist, You would see your tax dollars being spent on a religious belief that you do not follow. Giving money (taxes) to benefit an opposing belief would be immoral. This is why we have the separation of church and state.
One thing I think should be done is to do more to prevent religions from influencing policy. If your a religious leader who practices politics from the pulpit, You and maybe even your church should be subject to a legal penalty equal to what you would have paid in taxes that year. It would not be considered a tax, Because that would condone the action, But more like a building violation.