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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I Think I'll Declare My Home a Church!

    The other day I got my school taxes and am anxiously awaiting the receipt of my property taxes!  Needless to say I am not happy that my school taxes have gone up, especially since I do not have any children.  As I have been traveling around my area the last few days my aggravation about my taxes increased as I noticed the number of churches in my area.  Sure there are churches of the mainstream religions, which have been established for a number of years and are part of the history of my town.  But what gets me are these churches with names I have never heard of that are popping up all over. "Jubilation", Flowing Waters", "River church" and all kinds of weirdly named churches, with acres and acres of land attached, are packed into my small town.  Each and everyone of them are tax exempt!  Not one cent is paid by these churches to the community!  

    One would think that with this many churches the area would be a beautiful Garden of Eden, instead of an area of low to stagnant income, high poverty rates and moderate unemployment and a moderately high crime rate. I see where the mainstream churches give back to the community, but I hardly see these other so called churches offering anything to the community.  

    During the recent hurricane in Texas we see how one of the nation's largest "megachurches" lied and refused to open it's doors to those left homeless by the floods.  The pastor of this church is a multi-millionaire with a huge mansion and jet planes!  Most of these churches are nothing but big businesses that are taking money from people who can hardly afford their daily living expenses! And they do not pay one cent in taxes!

    I've decided that I am going to declare my home a church and cease paying taxes! I may not have a big following in my church but I think I will be a lot nicer to my fellow human beings than these megachurch pastors!

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