Monday, September 24, 2012

The church (all of them in this case)

Germany's Roman Catholics are to be denied the right to Holy Communion or religious burial if they stop paying a special church tax.

I find this kind of funny. A case where you don't get what you pay for coming or going!

I'm sure the other "faiths" will jump on the bandwagon and do as the RCC is doing.


  1. Perhaps it is more of a commentary on the inane actions of the bureaucracy of an organization than it is on the whole concept of people banding together to form a "church" for fellowship with people of similar beliefs.
    However, I've never belonged to a church that was directly financially tied to a larger umbrella organization.
    At our church those attending used to demand that I take an offering and they had ideas where the money should go. We chose organizations with low overhead which shared our beliefs.
    So, while I get the humor, I must also formally lodge a protest.
    Personally, I think they should bring back the official sale of indulgences.

    1. My comment was really towards Germany's system of religious financing, not ours. Also, I am a believer in small churches in that they deliver many real benefits. Someone has to pay to run them and of course they should be supported by their members. When they get to be mega-churches, the corruption over rides the benefits. Tie this in with a government tax, and it is inevitable.