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FRONT PAGE  |  5/23/2017
SUNDAY, DEC 28, 2008  |  3 comments
Christmas is for Church Members, Say German Politicians
German politicians have said midnight mass on Christmas Eve should be reserved for people who have paid their church tax.

Thomas Volk, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats in the southern state of Baden-W√ľrttemberg, said many regular churchgoers were angry that they can't get a seat because of the onslaught on churches at Christmas.

He told Bild newspaper: "I'm in favor of having church services on December 24 open only for people who pay church tax."


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Guinness  Find all comments by Guinness
Neil wrote:
Since all parties here are in error, it is deliciously ludicrous, like an April Fools story or satire.
Yep, what Neil said.

The notion of admission by tax-ticket or tax-return holders brings to mind ...
"My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?"

I wonder whether church taxes are flat rate, proportional, regressive or progressive? Perhaps some of our German or Lutheran friends could let us know ....
And should church taxes be truly "voluntary" for church members too like some would tell us US Federal Income Taxes are? Are any church members in jail for failing to pay their church taxes?

Sounds like a comedy farce ..

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News Item12/29/08 10:18 AM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Since all parties here are in error, it is deliciously ludicrous, like an April Fools story or satire.
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News Item12/28/08 4:35 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ah, there may be some hope for these lukewarm Catholics yet, it is a good sign they only attend Church on Christmas and Easter, perhaps they have a suspicion that the answer to the question, Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron? is Yes! Now for Protestants this type of behavior indicates a very bad outlook on Church, however, the church is not the building or the magic acts called The Sacraments. It is the group of God-fearing Christ believing people who do follow Christ 365 days of the year. Marks of the True Believer
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