“In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes…
- In Italy, taxpayers pay an “eight per thousand” tax (0.8%) and express their preference for whether the money should go to one of the religious groups listed (including the Catholic Church, several Protestant groups and the Jewish community) or the state.
- Spanish law “provides taxpayers the option of allocating a percentage of their income tax to the Catholic Church but not to other religious groups,” according to the U.S. State Department.
- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark – the country’s national church – receives funding through a specific church tax imposed on members and also receives additional support from the Danish government. Denmark reports that nearly 80% of its people were church members as of 2012.
- Two other northern European countries – Sweden and Finland – also collect church taxes from members, both at rates that range from 1% to 2%.
- In Switzerland, church taxes are imposed at the canton level; most of the 26 cantons, or states, collect a church tax in some form. In some cantons, private companies must pay a church tax, according to the State Department, which also reports that some cantons collect taxes “on behalf of the Jewish community,” but that “Islamic and other ‘nontraditional’ religious groups are not eligible.”
- Iceland’s church taxes are collected from members of registered religious groups – including secular humanist organizations.
In some of these countries, there are churches that will only serve those who have paid up. For instance, the Catholic Church in Germany has forbidden those who do not pay their church taxes from receiving communion.”
So they FORCE you to BUY your access to heaven… This is so FUCKING RIDICULOUS!!!.
But, as the great P T Barnum famously said, there is one born every minute.
The right door handle to get rid of jehova’s witnesses
The Borowitz Report: Queen Accepts Scotland’s Apology
“‘Although the matter of independence has been settled, one question remains very much open,’ she said in an address televised across Scotland. ‘And my answer to that question is this: yes, I forgive you.’”
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The answer to the question nobody asked. Politicians!. They are all the same.
Not a collection of cells. A living person. http://ift.tt/1w7M0S8
Bullshit! That is not a six week old fetus. When you have to lie, that shows you have a weak argument.
So a six week old fetus would be less than 4 millimeters long.
Maybe have the most basic of human biology facts before you open your mouth. This is actually a 6 week fetus. Obviously this picture is not (actual size). But it is accurate, not sure why you felt the need to post about survival rates. It doesn’t matter it’s still human and still deserves to live!
Bullshit! Look at the image of the 10 week fetus and compare it to what you claim is a six week fetus. Yours is obviously not a six week old fetus. And I don’t give a fuck if the fetus is 360 weeks old. *Nobody* has the right to the use of another person’s body without their consent. Period. That’s all there is to it. I don’t care if you call a freshly fertilized egg a person. That ‘person’ does not have the right to use the body of another person. End of story. You do not have the right to use the body of your parents. Your children do not have the right to use your body.
You don’t seriously believe the above is a 10 week old fetus do you!?
If this is off size wise the most it is an 8 week fetus. And that depends on how you are counting. I forget the difference in age, but there is a difference in when you became pregnant and when you start calculating. But that said.
Yes a fetus does have a right to use a woman’s body. She choose to have sex. Pregnancy is an outcome and abortion is a cop out not a responsible choice!
Look at the pictures. Yours is closer to 20 weeks or more. And again, I don’t give a fuck if its 360 weeks. No human has the right to the use of the body of another human. You want to give a fetus more rights than any actual person.
Wait wait wait….pump the brakes. You don’t HONESTLY think the picture above is a 20+ week fetus do you!? Also try not cursing so much, other wise you just look immature.
Look at the pictures.
Maybe 18 weeks. Again. I don’t care. Call it what ever you want. Call it a person. Fine. That person does not have the right to use the body of another person without their permission. That person does not have
extra rights that everyone else doesn’t. You do not have the right to use the body of anyone. Not your parents’. Not your siblings. Not your children. Nobody. Period. Your children do not have the right to use the body of anyone. Not their siblings. Not their parents (yours). Not their children. Nobody. Period.
That fetus is NOT anywhere NEAR 18 weeks. I have held an 18 1/2 week old fetus in my hand. He weighed 5oz. and was 7 inches long. The picture of fetus’s you posted is INCORRECT. The above fetus is no more than 8 weeks at best. GOOGLE IT!!
A woman should have NO right to kill her unborn child. That is not giving anyone the more rights than another. Women are for most part made to carry pregnancies. If you don’t want to then don’t have sex, or use double protection. It is not your unborns fault your birth control failed, or you were too lazy to use any!
Yeah. Carnegie Mellon. Pfffft. What the hell do they know?
Sick and tired of this crap. I don’t give a shit if a woman decides to abort. Not my fucking business (or everybody else’s for that matter). But for those pro-lifers, if you are so eager to preserve babies go and ADOPT one. Put your attitude where your big mouth is. Otherwise SHUT THE FUCK OFF!!!