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Cult or church?


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« Reply #300 on: June 07, 2016, 06:22:45 pm »

The tax issue is a bit of a red herring.

If you tax churches you have to take every other charitable group - that includes groups you normally think of as charities and community groups such as sports clubs, garden circles and social clubs of the wrinkled and grey. Marae may also come under this category along with your local community hall.

Then again there are many multi-national corporations that manage to dodge tax legally.

Do political parties pay tax? I would like to know the answer to that. They are funded by donations just like churches after all.

Churches do pay GST and PAYE and ACC.
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« Reply #301 on: June 16, 2016, 11:03:59 am »

It is very unfairly structured as it is.   
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« Reply #302 on: June 16, 2016, 03:40:51 pm »

The tax issue is a bit of a red herring.

If you tax churches you have to take every other charitable group - that includes groups you normally think of as charities and community groups such as sports clubs, garden circles and social clubs of the wrinkled and grey. Marae may also come under this category along with your local community hall.

Then again there are many multi-national corporations that manage to dodge tax legally.

Do political parties pay tax? I would like to know the answer to that. They are funded by donations just like churches after all.

Churches do pay GST and PAYE and ACC.
Pre Maori land settlements, the biggest land owner in New Zealand was the government
The second biggest was the Catholic Church.
The third was the Anglican church.
They lease land and derive revenue.  Are you telling me they don't pay tax on this apart from GST?
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« Reply #303 on: June 16, 2016, 08:54:28 pm »


The Seventh Day Adventist Church owns Sanitarium.

Yet they don't pay tax on it, because it's registered as a charity.

Strange charity when you see half of an entire side of an aisle in supermarkets full of Sanitarium products for sale.

Plus plenty more Sanitarium products in other aisles.

And the Anglican Church still owns a HUGE proportion of the leasehold land in downtown Auckland, Mission Bay, Parnell, etc.
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« Reply #304 on: July 17, 2016, 04:53:26 pm »


This religious con-artist and piece of human filth is like Brian Tamaki x 100....


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« Reply #305 on: November 17, 2016, 12:38:27 pm »


from The New Zealand Herald....

• Bishop Brian Tamaki blames gays, murderers and sinners for earthquakes

• Shock over Destiny leader Brian Tamaki's homophobic comments

• Rachel Smalley: Brian Tamaki's bigoted views make him the greatest sinner of us all

Brian Tamaki, pictured with his wife Hannah, has blamed gays for earthquakes. — Photograph: Michael Craig.
Brian Tamaki, pictured with his wife Hannah, has blamed gays for earthquakes.
 — Photograph: Michael Craig.



from Fairfax NZ....

• Prime minister John Key labels Brian Tamaki's homophobic claims ‘ridiculous’

• Brian Tamaki can go to hell, but his followers can still be saved


from Newstalk ZB....

• Petition to stop Destiny Church having tax-free status gaining support
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« Reply #306 on: February 24, 2017, 06:01:06 pm »

All religions are cults.
Basically all religion is ideology based on absurd stories unsupported by evidence, which are full of contradictions.
Some are clearly more harmful delusions than others. However if you believe in fantasies sooner or later you will come a gutsa.
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