I was reading a story today which dealt with a bill attacking the Christian or rather, Catholic church in England. It’s author was concerned that the bill allowed non-church going citizens to challenge the beliefs and actions of the church in a court of law.
Now, I’m not saying that a bunch of saints authored this bill, nor that there is not a relentless attack on the church structure, meaning the thousands of individual churches which together represent the whole.
But… I’m so tired of this “attack on the church” type of story.
The Catholic, Mormon, Methodist, and all other “churches” are all huge multinational corporations.
That’s – FOR PROFIT – corporations.
Let’s look at the Mormon church: The Mormons (which is the for-profit corporation name of the company) has a sub-division in the form of a non-profit business entity called “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”.
Note: All churches are set up in this corporate structure.
For those who don’t understand why the Mormons and the Christians of various faiths and supposedly non-profit churches can get away with giving huge amounts of money to political campaigns and support – though billions of dollars in political persuasion – campaigns against civil rights like the “Yes on Prop 8″ media and advertising frenzy in California, and still keep their ‘non-profit’ status… it’s because the ‘for profit’ corporation that is the church is the one doing the dirty work, while forcing on their non-profit followers these so-called moral beliefs against minority lifestyles that the corporation frowns upon. That’s a lot of voters!
In other words… the church is a for-profit corporation, and it has every right to be involved in politics because it is a corporation. It’s non-profit sub corporation however, does not.
Now stop telling me the church is being attacked, for there is no separation of church and state when the church is a massive conglomerate corporation with millions or billions of blind donating followers.
You’re darn right I should be able to challenge the practices and actions of the corporate church!
And if the good people who belong to those corporate churches blindly BELIEVE that the church they attend is all love and charity and goodness, then yes, I also very much have the right to challenge their beliefs! I have financial reports on my side, so faith that the church is only a not for profit charity is not acceptable to me, and it shouldn’t be to you.
Now I grew up in church, and have a special place in my heart for the goings on of the small churches around the world who help the community. But these are the innocents, the blind parishioners.
Get rid of the corporation, and the churches have my full support in any ethical and moral individual venture they want to take on…
But only if the corporate “business” aspect is taken out of the equation. Only if the Vatican is shown for what it is… a rather huge and hurtful corporation.
It’s about time this happens, and that good Christians realize that they are not only supporting their individual churches, but also a very powerful and politically influential corporation when that gold or silver offering plate comes around. Only in this way, can the churches good name be restored, if it ever was good corporately speaking.
Morals and values without the fear of God is the truest test of ones character.
Please discuss this with your pastors or ministers and your congregation.
And if you need proof, just do a Google search for your faiths Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
And visit here to see more: CAFR1.COM
Peace and love to all, faithful and not.
Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009