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Church, Inc.

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‘… and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.’  ~ I Thessalonians 4:11, 12

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Uh-oh!  The Diebold electronic voting machines have inadvertently released the results of the 2008 presidential election—months ahead of schedule! 

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ATTENTION, BRIAN FRANKLIN!!:A 9-year-old girl has been banned from playing tennis by her local club because she grunts too loudly.’ 

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President Bush in his campaign for the troop surge in Iraq: ‘If we increase our support at this crucial moment, and help the Iraqis break the current cycle of violence, we can hasten the day our troops begin coming home.’ 

 We’re still waiting.   

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There is no doubt in our minds that no fewer than 14 shots were fired in the pantry on that evening and that Sirhan did not in fact kill Senator Kennedy,” said Robert Joling, a forensic scientist who has been involved with the Kennedy case for nearly 40 years. He and Van Praag have published a book on the killing this week entitled An Open and Shut Case.’    

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‘Modern “liberals” who advocate the view that government should provide us with the necessities or alleged necessities of life rarely appreciate that this assistance rests on a system of mass robbery and enslavement that is highly inimical to their professed belief in liberty. In fact, the advocates of such policies present them in quite the opposite light, as enhancing our liberty.’ 

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Iraq is Yugoslavia before the storm. It is a caldron of weapons, lawlessness, hate and criminality that is destined to implode. And the current U.S. policy, born of desperation and defeat, means that when Iraq goes up, the U.S. military will have to scurry like rats for cover.’    

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‘Americans, writes Muller, “find ethnonationalism discomfiting both intellectually and morally.  Social scientists go to great lengths to demonstrate that this is a product not of nature but of culture. … 

“But none of this will make ethnonationalism go away.”’ 

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‘At Abu Ghraib, the trial found, there was institutionalized contempt at every level. The prison guards understood that “this is the way to behave here.”’ 

   

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Sure, it’s a violation of the first two Commandments—but more importantly, how do they even know what He looks like? 

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 ‘Joseph Farah’s recent article “Repeal the Johnson Amendment” is right on the money. The Johnson Amendment is wrong and should be abolished. However, one thing Mr. Farah fails to address is the fact that churches bring these restrictions on themselves voluntarily. There is no law that says a church must seek or obtain 501(c)3 status to avoid a tax liability. In fact, by becoming 501(c)3 they subject themselves to such IRS regulation. When a church decides to operate as a “business” instead of a church, why should we be surprised that they are subject to public policy restrictions just like any other corporation?‘The church is a living organism; it is not an organization or corporation. A properly formed and functioning church is tax-free instead of tax-exempt. Tax-exemption means that there is an obligation to pay the tax but that obligation is set aside by legislation. Of course, that means that the exemption is subject to the rules of the entity granting the exemption and can be removed at any time. However, tax-free means that the church is not subject to the tax because there is no obligation for the tax in the first place. No obligation equals no liability. This is the lawful and historic character of a properly functioning church. The churches were duped and are still being duped into accepting 501(c)3 corporation status.‘Churches need to stop functioning as businesses and return to their roots of operating as the Body of Christ, not The Body of Christ, Inc.’

~ Wayne Mitchell   

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   To-day’s 1980’s Moment is brought to you by: Billy Joel  

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  1. I’ll have you know that in the last two games, my grunts have come post-contact, as signs of frustration with my poor batting!

    Brian

    February 27, 2008 at 11:35 am

  2. the onion, always good: http://www.theonion.com/content/video/in_the_know_new_iraqi_law

    not sure I agree with you take on tax status of Churches, but I like the fact you are willing to question the scriptural basis of out beliefs.

    Jackasic

    February 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm


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