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DarthMetaKnight
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03 Apr 2018, 8:44 pm

Why do so many churches get a tax exemption?

If God is everywhere, why are churches necessary? Does God exist in church or everywhere?

Wouldn't churches be better if they were run like businesses? Wouldn't it be better if they charged admission and had to pay taxes? Wouldn't that be more capitalist and American? Why should people be allowed in church if they are slackers who can't afford the admission fee?

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03 Apr 2018, 8:58 pm

Your frustration is funny but perfectly understandable. Churches are considered a charity so therefore don't pay tax but they have to follow strict rules and regulations to stay in this category.


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03 Apr 2018, 9:31 pm

So ... an organisation that passes around a collection plate and asks for funds is a charity?

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03 Apr 2018, 9:58 pm

I have no problems with churches getting tax-exempt status, albeit with a few caveats: 1. they can't bring up politics or business dealings in the church (broken very frequently these days), and 2. that doesn't make the pastor/priest/what-have-you tax-exempt (they should pay income tax like the rest of us, looking at you Joel Osteen).