Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:51
Religious entities benefit from being in America. In most cases they enjoy 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. This means Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, Muslims and all other churches, synagogues, temples and mosques do not pay taxes.
Religious entities are also privileged to promote their religion. This is a good thing for our country. Our forefathers and thousands of Americans have paid the price in effort and blood to guarantee our country this privilege.
The Muslim religion has grown dramatically in this country. From September 11, 2001 until 2010 Muslims grew from one million to 2.6 million followers according to the US Religion Census of 2010. The data was collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies and released by the Association of Religion Data Archives. The report is available on the ARDA website. During the same time frame, followers of the Christian faith diminished. The number of people in our country who do not align themselves with any religion was reported to be up to 158 million people. This was the fastest growing group during the same timespan.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:48
I believe many people put too high importance on certain people as if they were special. Everybody wants to be considered special, but then if everybody is special then nobody is special.
Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our country called celebrititis. In my research, I have not found any cure for this. And believe me, I have searched.
Celebrities come in all sizes and shapes; sports, music, movies, TV, news reporters and even religious leaders have gotten into this game. In our culture today, nothing really happens unless some celebrity does it or says it.
Frankly, I am tired of all of that nonsense. I do not know one celebrity I would take anything from that resembled the truth. A celebrity cannot think on his or her own, but must always rely upon a script. We all know what happens when they go off script.
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