Wasn’t Jesus who said: “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God”?

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Germany’s Catholic Church will deny worshippers the right to Holy Communion and religious burials if people do not pay a special church tax.

A newly-enforced German bishops’ decree says anyone failing to pay the tax – an extra 8% of their income tax bill – will no longer be considered a Catholic.

All people in Germany must pay this tax if they want to worship in either Catholic or protestant churches, or Jewish synagogues.

Worshippers in Germany will be no longer considered Catholic if they do not pay the special church taxWorshippers in Germany will be no longer considered Catholic if they do not pay the special church tax

Last year millions of files spanning decades were handed over to criminal investigators by all 27 dioceses of the Catholic Church hierarchy in Germany in a bid to get to the heart of child sex abuse by priests.

It was seen as an attempt to staunch the flow of leavers who made it plain the scandal, and…

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  1. lakittywoo Says:

    Fíjate qué cosas, llevo meses planteándome apostatar pero me da pereza porque tengo que mover Roma con Santiago (nunca mejor dicho) para conseguirlo. Y hete aquí que estas personas lo tienen facilísimo. Un poco de sarcasmo por la mañana.

    • Yo, es que no lo entiendo: con el nivel de evasión y elusión impositiva actual, habrá gente que pagará un impuesto para mantenerse en la Iglesia….. (pienso, pienso, sigo pensando….)…..

      Ah no! ¿No será una vía “bendita” para desviar fondos a “paraisos” fiscales? ¿No podría ser la Ciudad del Vaticano un nuevo paradero para las riquezas de los pobres de espíritu, quedando así sus bienes, bajo inmejorable custodia?

  2. lakittywoo Says:

    Quinientos siglos más tarde y la Reforma sigue siendo necesaria.
    Si Dios existe, si alguna vez existió y no lo mataron, ésta no es posible que sea Su Palabra.
    ¿Qué crees tú que es un “pobre de espíritu”? Te lo pregunto con curiosidad porque aunque yo sé que tú sabes que estoy educada en la fe católica y debería conocer la respuesta, lo cierto es que el concepto, te lo juro, se me escapa.

    • ¿Qué cuál es el concepto de “pobre de espíritu”?
      Pues debe ser de los conceptos más escurridizos del Nuevo Testamento. Para tu tranquilidad o intranquilidad, aunque yo no haya sido un fiel practicante, sí he seguido, o intentado seguir, la doctrina cristiana que no católica. Por momentos, pienso que refiere a los menesterosos mientras que otras menciones parecieran apuntar a los que no gozan de la gracia de dios: o sea, pecadores.

  3. joerahi Says:

    ‘‘What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth—from whom do they receive custom or poll-tax? from their sons or from the strangers?’ Peter saith to him, ‘From the strangers.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Then are the sons free; but, that we may not cause them to stumble, having gone to the sea, cast a hook, and the fish that hath come up first take thou up, and having opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater, that having taken, give to them for me and thee.’ Matthew 17:25-27, as Peter was about to approach Jesus about the temple tax.
    Jesus says the sons are free, and only paid to avoid making others stumble.
    Thank you for following me.

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