Happy Easter Sorry I haven't been posting on this site lately. It's been a really busy month... and I had no idea it'd gone by so fast. I promise you that I have some really good material coming up... I just need to find time to organize it.
Does anyone else find it wrong that taxes should be collected around Easter? Of course, Jesus himself said that we should pay our taxes:
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.(1)
On the other hand, God only ever required a tithe (or 1/10) to be given by the People.(2) Which begs the question, does the Federal Government think it is more worthy than God? We pay a lot more than 1/10.
I, of course, think that this should be even more of an encouragement for we the People to push the FairTax.(3) Of course, at 23%, this tax is still more than God would ask. But it's a start.
(1) The Bible, Matt. 22:17-21.
(2) see The Bible, Lev. 27:30
(3) see the Web Site of Americans for Fair Taxation, http://fairtax.org. _____________________________________________