Is it Piracy? Political goals of FSMism: opinions, please!

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Re: Is it Piracy? Political goals of FSMism: opinions, pleas

Postby TDKs on Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:58 pm

Ah I see.

Common beliefs don't have to be controlled by religion - ethics and laws are definitely better off when religions aren't involved.

I'm looking at global privileges - but the UK and the US are similar.

The issues with religious tax exemptions are well laid out here: http://atheism.about.com/od/churchestax ... mption.htm (and here: http://ffrf.org/faq/state-church/item/1 ... f-churches and there's another interesting article here: http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details ... m-tax-brea )

It's not just tax breaks though - it's also things like reduced buildings costs, legal exemptions/benefits, unjust laws based on religion, advertisement in schools at risk of damaging students education and special benefits if incarcerated...
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Re: Is it Piracy? Political goals of FSMism: opinions, pleas

Postby IspywithmeI on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:47 am

An unfair tax exemption would be if you would donate to the church of the FSM to let the church pay for your pasta and beer. Easy enough if you're a minister.
Churches are often considered monuments.
Legal benefits/exemptions should be considered individually.
Unjust laws should be considered individually.
Advertisement should be limited to the media.
Special benefits if incarcerated can be fought for by not eating/drinking anything but pasta/beer when in jail.

I don't see the need to get political except when voting. Vote for eduction

All of the above can be accomplished by individuals. If you think you need politicians to fight religion just look at what's happening in Syria.

Religion should be an individual choice
Religions should be tolerant toward other beliefs
Religions should focus on spreading the gospel
Religions should not be involved with politics
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Re: Is it Piracy? Political goals of FSMism: opinions, pleas

Postby TDKs on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:44 pm

I agree entirely - the problem is that other religions do not.
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