Religion & Beliefs

Comment of the Week: Big Business vs. Big Jesus

This week we salute Uriah’s comment on the Megachuch and taxes post. If these megachurches are making money from shopping malls, movie theatres, and sporting events, and not having to pay taxes, then the separation of church and state has … Read More

By / November 28, 2007
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This week we salute Uriah’s comment on the Megachuch and taxes post.

If these megachurches are making money from shopping malls, movie theatres, and sporting events, and not having to pay taxes, then the separation of church and state has gone too far.  How much of that money is actually being used for something other than cushioning the pockets of Elders, Deacons, and Reverends?


 And, no, I wouldn't shop at a place I knew was owned by a Christian religious organization.  I also wouldn't patronize anyplace I knew had anything along the lines of sweatshops involved in the making of their products.

Big business is big business, not big jesus.  If I'm not running around my restaurant with my Tanakh under my arm proclaiming jesus as a heretic and a fake, they shouldn't be running around the movie theatre shouting about jesus as the true creator.  It's ridiculous.  

But actually, all of the comments made on that post were really interesting and provocative, so I salute everyone who threw in their two cents.  This has the potential to become a really big problem both for the government, and for Jews who are trying to decide where to shop and spend time.  The discussion in the comments is exactly why I love Jewcy—varied and intelligent and didn’t involve anyone making comments about me and my cuntocracy.  Too many of you readers aren’t commentators.  And I know you’re smart.  Show me some lip, people.