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Re: Ark Park

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Post by Hortator » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:03 pm

RickD wrote:
edwardmurphy wrote:I think Ark Park is dumb. Biblical literalism is pretty easy to make fun of and I can see how it would make a lot of Christians cringe. That said, it's their money and if they want to use it to promote their beliefs that's their business.
But what if they used tax money, or got tax breaks? Is it still ok?

What if they got tax breaks, not on the actual ark, but on the land they own? And then, they discriminate for employment? Is that ok?
Rick, what are you trying to do? y:-/2

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Post by edwardmurphy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:41 pm

I'm wondering that, too.
If you're accustomed to privilege equality may feel like oppression.

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Re: Ark Park

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Post by RickD » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:00 am

Hortator wrote:
RickD wrote:
edwardmurphy wrote:I think Ark Park is dumb. Biblical literalism is pretty easy to make fun of and I can see how it would make a lot of Christians cringe. That said, it's their money and if they want to use it to promote their beliefs that's their business.
But what if they used tax money, or got tax breaks? Is it still ok?

What if they got tax breaks, not on the actual ark, but on the land they own? And then, they discriminate for employment? Is that ok?
Rick, what are you trying to do? y:-/2
Ed made the point of saying that it's their money, and if they want to use their money, to promote their beliefs...

I simply want to know if ed still feels the same way, if it's not their money. What if it's money from tax breaks? What if they got tax breaks, are a for-profit business, yet discriminate on the basis of religious beliefs, in their hiring practices? Is that still ok?
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Re: Ark Park

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Post by edwardmurphy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:48 am

No, Rick, none of that would be okay.
If you're accustomed to privilege equality may feel like oppression.

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Post by RickD » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:36 am

edwardmurphy wrote:No, Rick, none of that would be okay.
Well,

That's what they did.

When they hire people, they have to agree to a statement of faith, etc. Which would be ok if they were a non-profit, tax exempt Church. But they're not.
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Re: Ark Park

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Post by edwardmurphy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:52 am

Interesting. Seems like mainstream Christians or the FFRF or the IRS or somebody would take exception to tax dollars being used to promote fringe religious beliefs.
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Post by RickD » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:33 am

edwardmurphy wrote:Interesting. Seems like mainstream Christians or the FFRF or the IRS or somebody would take exception to tax dollars being used to promote fringe religious beliefs.
If they take the tax benefits, they need to follow the rules that go along with the benefits.
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Post by edwardmurphy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:54 am

That would be my thought.
If you're accustomed to privilege equality may feel like oppression.

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Re: Ark Park

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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:21 pm

RickD wrote:
edwardmurphy wrote:No, Rick, none of that would be okay.
Well,

That's what they did.

When they hire people, they have to agree to a statement of faith, etc. Which would be ok if they were a non-profit, tax exempt Church. But they're not.
I knew about that. I agree it doesn't sound right.
I'm reminded of Matthew 22:20-21.

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