Turtles all the way down

German Catholics must pay to pray, court rules

Posted by doctore0 on September 27, 2012

Im thinking many will use this to get out of the scam 🙂

Gawd says: Pay or burn

Germany’s top court has ruled that Catholics who opt out of paying religious taxes must automatically leave the church as well.

The court’s verdict is a victory for the Catholic Church in Germany, which receives more than €5bn annually from a surcharge of up to 9pc on income tax bills of registered Catholics.

The judges ruled against retired German theologian Hartmut Zapp, who wanted to leave the church as an institution but remain a member of the Catholic community.

Germany’s bishops have said that believers who refuse to pay the tax won’t be able to receive the sacraments, become godparents or have a religious funeral.

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