Posted by Ben @ August 7th, 2010 3:27 pm. Filed under: Anything I Want Should Be Free,Can't someone else pay the tax?,I'm Religious So You Have To Do Everything I Say,This Is The Worst Kind Of Discrimination! The Kind Against Me!,What Would Idiot-Jesus Do? — Tags: frneil —
on August 05, 2010 at 02:45PM
Some years ago the Inland Revenue created a vast amount of unnecessary work for itself by starting to tax Catholic priests on their “income”. Most of us have very little by way of income (usually just the stipends for the Masses we celebrate) and given our service to people/society status, it seems a little unnecesary to tax us on the little we receive.
Why the contribution is important
It’s important to us priests because we have little enough income as it is without then being taxed. Also, to be honest, we may have moral objections to some of the purposes to which our taxes are applied.
Your “society status” has bugger-all to do with it, you pompous git. You’re earning an income and regardless of what it is you’re doing to earn it you should be taxed upon it. If you’re not earning enough of an income, do what rhe rest of us lot in the unwashed masses do and get a second job or something.
Also, a lot of people have “moral objections” to how taxpayers’ money is spent, but oddly enough that argument doesn’t quite stick when the Revenue send someone over to bust your kneecaps.
Oh, and one more thing:
Matthew 5:42: Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Romans 13:7: Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Seems pretty clear where your God stands on the matter, doesn’t it Neil?