Atheists shouldn't...but the Constitution should.
4/30/2010 6:55:16 AM
So, basically you're saying that atheists aren't citizens?
And I didn't think that atheists had the "final say" in how tax dollars are spent. I think it's the First Amendment that states that there will be no establishment of religion. And if Christians are so generous with their money, why can't they just donate it to all those Christian groups & programs? They shouldn't have to rely on tax dollars.
4/30/2010 7:01:45 AM
Doctor Doom, the reason you don't have the final word on spending tax dollars is because you aren't in the US government.
4/30/2010 7:27:24 AM
If the large majority of taxpayers are christians, then all those christians churches should start paying taxes.
4/30/2010 7:32:53 AM
Except catholics aren't christians so it is intolerable that christians should have the final say on how taxes should be spent.
4/30/2010 7:44:09 AM
I get the feeling that lots of things are "intolerable" to a racist homophobe like DoctorDouche.
4/30/2010 7:44:25 AM
If we were the majority would you like us shutting down churches? No. Likewise we think that the money should go to secular causes rather than promoting your belief.
4/30/2010 8:02:07 AM
Since Catholics aren't Christians - then the majority of Americans are NOT Christian, therefore, you do NOT have the overruling interest in how your tax money is spent - it goes to the evil Pagans, Catholics, Wiccans, Freethinkers, Methodists, Mormons, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Presbyterians, Lutherans Agnostics, and Atheists who actually make up the MAJORITY of America.
In other words, as our British friends would say: "Bugger off".
4/30/2010 8:37:28 AM
We'd use much harsher language than "bugger off"!
4/30/2010 8:49:01 AM
Given that the large majority of taxpayers are rich, it is intolerable that poor people should have the final say on how taxes are spent.
See how ridiculous that sounds? Let's try another one.
Given that the large majority of taxpayers are white, it is intolerable that minorities should have the final say on how taxes are spent.
4/30/2010 8:50:41 AM
Religious groups are tax-exempt so that they never need to bother the secular government for money.
4/30/2010 8:50:51 AM
Hang on here guys. Don't rip his throat out just yet. I think he's saying that non christians don't have to pay taxes. After all, if atheists, agnostics, muslims, jews, buddhists etc don't have a say in how taxes are spent then it's taxation WITHOUT representation which is against the constitution.
4/30/2010 9:34:44 AM
Oh, btw DoctorDoom: If the majority rules that's mob rule not democracy. HINT: mob rule doesn't tend to work out very well.
4/30/2010 9:35:29 AM
Tyranny of the majority, friend. Also, no country is homogenous like you seem to want it to be. There will always be people who are different from you and it's your government's job to make sure that they're still treated like people.
4/30/2010 9:46:34 AM
your confusing taxes with tithes
4/30/2010 9:50:34 AM
4/30/2010 10:05:09 AM
Do you have any eggs? Yes? Then go suck one.
4/30/2010 10:17:44 AM
That would be incredible, if that were happening. Luckily any Christian with their head on straight is on the same side as the atheists in this matter. (If you can't figure out what I mean by this, you might ask the bogeyman
to explain it to you.)
4/30/2010 11:04:11 AM
I wonder if DoctorDoom would think the same if another religios was in the majority.
4/30/2010 11:33:40 AM
I don't think what you're saying is true and even if it was you don't seem to understand how democracies work - google "tyranny of the majority". Oh, and be careful what you wish for; there will come a day when christians are a minority, even in America.
4/30/2010 11:51:24 AM
Then I don't want to pay taxes. If I don't get anything from it I'm not contributing.
Of course I don't have to ask to know what you'd think of us saying that. And I don't have to ask in order to know you'd ignore church tax exemption and that hovind jackass completely.
Actually, knowing you people you'd just try to justify it somehow.
4/30/2010 12:26:28 PM
Of course if the govenrment dropped so much as a penny on the steps of a Mosque, Doc would go out of his mind...
4/30/2010 1:09:40 PM
Given that a majority of people are opposed to the continuing hostilities in both Iraq and Afghanistan, it's painfully obvious the government doesn't give shit how they spend tax money. But in your case, there is the small matter of a Constitutional prohibition to the support of one religion over another by the government.
4/30/2010 4:32:09 PM
We have the final say on how taxes are spent? I'm going to be rich! I'm going to be rich!
4/30/2010 4:35:37 PM
Given that a large majority of the government of the United States and of each of the fifty states are Christians, it is intolerable that someone would think that atheists have the final say on how taxes are spent.
4/30/2010 4:50:53 PM