Rjupudi18 saysOctober 12 2016 08:46 PM Report Post
The money that churches earn do not go into the pockets of individuals. In most cases, it is used for charity and missionary work........ You are joking here, please tell me you're joking.
Yes, Diego, we push for the separation of church and state because a theocracy is what the middle eastern countries have and we can all see how terrible that has turned out. The separation of church and state is referring to taking religion out of legal issues, schools, and government institutions ( ex: abortions and gay marriage). It is NOT, however, talking about disregarding churches as though they were completely above the law and the government thus exempting them from taxes. Churches are just like other businesses or citizens are; they have to follow the rules just like everyone else, including paying taxes. Separation of church and state just means that the state is above the church, not the other way around. I think you might be surprised at just how much of an industry the church is. Not every church is as good as you think it is, and that's a fact you have to face.
@diego why does it have to be 100% or 0% and not in between? Either give complete control or be a Nazi about it till they are gone, both of those are extremist views which would not work well at all. A happy medium is appreciated in this case as it is in most cases.
No one should be able to pick and choose what we do. I do believe in separation of church and state. The church can speak for itself, but they shouldn't enforce what they want, they should enforce everything separation of church and state covers.