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Americans give Religion 82.5 Billion Annually and the people receiving the money are schemers!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by sheriffali

 

[All Religions were created by fallible men and carried out by fallible people that use religion to “prey” on the vulnerable. Religion in America and Republican Politics are “indivisible.” Personally, I reject all Religions, I do not follow any.

 

The Pastors, Preachers, Deacons, Reverends or by whatever name they use, they purchase mansions, fly in Private Jets and are driven in Limousines. Their corruption is humongous and if you don’t believe me, Google their names and you would be shocked.

 

Benny Hinn had an affair with Paula White and ended up in a bitter Divorce with his wife. Joel Osteen and his wife bought a 10 Million Dollar Mansion. The photos are just some of the people but as you would ascertain, they are protected by Republican Legislators hiding behind Religion. One can have a “Spiritual Relationship with God if you are a believer, however, you don’t need religion for that.] Sheriff Ali.

 

Matt Yglesias thinks we ought to start taxing churches. “Whichever faith you think is the one true faith, it’s undeniable that the majority of this church-spending is going to support false doctrines,” he notes. Even if you did direct the money toward the one true faith, it’d still be a bad idea, as “Upgrading a church’s physical plant doesn’t enhance the soul-saving capacity of its clergy.”

 

Regardless of whether you buy Yglesias’s logic, this raises an interesting question — exactly how much money are we talking about here? If, all of a sudden, churches, synagogues, mosques and the like lost their tax privileges, how much tax revenue would that generate?

 

Ryan T. Cragun, a sociologist at the University of Tampa, and two of his students, Stephanie Yeager and Desmond Vega, took it upon themselves to figure it out. They’re not exactly disinterested parties; their research appeared in Free Inquiry, a publication of the Council for Secular Humanism. But Cragun is a serious sociologist of religion and the data seems to check out. The full scale of subsidies religions get is pretty staggering:

 

When people donate to religious groups, it’s tax-deductible. Churches don’t pay property taxes on their land or buildings. When they buy stuff, they don’t pay sales taxes. When they sell stuff at a profit, they don’t pay capital gains tax. If they spend less than they take in, they don’t pay corporate income taxes. Priests, ministers, rabbis and the like get “parsonage exemptions” that let them deduct mortgage payments, rent and other living expenses when they’re doing their income taxes. They also are the only group allowed to opt out of Social Security taxes (and benefits).

 

Cragun et al estimate the total subsidy at $71 billion. That’s almost certainly a lowball, as they didn’t estimate the cost of a number of subsidies, like local income and property tax exemptions, the sales tax exemption, and — most importantly — the charitable deduction for religious given. Their estimate that religious groups own $600 billion in property is also probably low, since it leaves out property besides actual churches, mosques, etc. Written By: Dylan Matthews

 

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Sick Bastard Pastor John Hagee Living Off The Collection Plate Says: “‘Nasty’ Welfare Recipients Don’t Deserve To Live.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2015 by sheriffali

All Religions were created by fallible men and carried out by fallible people that use self righteousness and fear to bilk the vulnerable out of every penny they can squeeze, while they Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, Paula White and others, live like Kings and Queens in Multi Million Dollar Mansions; Fly on Private Jets; Ride in Limousines, as they suck the blood out of their followers.

 

For those that believe I have no problem with that, however, as for me “I personally reject “all” Religions for they are nothing short of the world’s largest scams for Mammon and Power.

 

San Antonio, Texas – Pastor John Hagee of the Cornerstone Church delivered an impassioned speech decrying the evils of welfare dependency. While prefacing his remarks with an acknowledgement of the need the disabled, infirm, and elderly have of receiving social support, he made it clear that he has little tolerance for able bodied individuals who are living off the taxes of the working people.

 

Pastor Hagee cited that statistic that the welfare population of the United States exceeds to population of Spain. He believes that many of these people do not actually need welfare and should instead reap the rewards of their actions according to Biblical counsel.

Referring to 2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”, he insists that such people as are found gaming the system must get off the proverbial couch and work. His comments are certainly well-intended even if they came across as somewhat derogatory. The problem is that the sectors of the economy which product mid to high wage income, have not recovered from the 2008 banking crisis.

 

The main sectors of the economy which have thrived are those producing low-wage jobs which is what makes it very difficult from even working people to make a living. Coupled with the disincentive that a person can fare better on welfare than they can to work, and the picture becomes clearer. Yes, people need to work, but the economy isn’t the rising tide lifting all the ships that it needs to be either.

 

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Republicans and Religion are one and the same; “Picking The Pockets Of The Middle-Class And The Poor Republicans.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2014 by sheriffali

GOP misusing the Law does it for the money and to maintain their base; Religion misusing Fear does it for the money and to pretend they are connected to God!

 

“It is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they are being fooled.” Since retaking control of the House of Representatives in 2010, be honest with yourself, Republicans haven’t done anything in the House or the Senate to help The American People, whether or not you are Republican or Democrat.

 

If President Obama had listened to the Republicans, American Soldiers would be fighting in Ukraine from the War the Republicans were promulgating; and our Soldiers would have been entangled in the midst of Civil and Religious Wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Sudan, and perhaps a dozen more countries.

 

Republicans have blocked in both the Senate and the House every piece of legislation to fund “Domestic” programs, but have and are willing to vote for any and all things having to do with War. The GOP have denied extending Unemployment Insurance that our Returning Veterans depend on; they have blocked the 21 Billion Veterans Bill; They have slashed and complain every day about Food Stamps for which the Veterans depend on to supplement their income, but, Republicans want to send Americans to War and create more Veterans when they refuse to take care of the 23 million Veterans we have at present.

 

From Kenneth Copeland to Benny Hinn, Paula White and others with their “Mega-Churches,” they have been embroiled from one scandal to another; they live high off the Collection-Plate while the Poor keeps on giving whatever little they have. The Poor gives because from the Pulpit the Preachers says; “If you don’t have is because you don’t give,” and naïve hardworking, struggling people, take whatever little they have and toss it into the Lion’s plate where it is devoured by those men and women calling themselves men and women of God. I am no Atheist, but I do know that “God has never been and will never be a Religion.”

 

Every Religion was founded by fallible men and are used by fallible people to satisfy their avarice for Mammon and Power! Just take a good look at the Republican Politicians that are always espousing Religion and Country and then, look at their deeds; they are Christians bankrupt of Christ and Patriots bankrupt of Patriotism.

 

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