The crystal cathedral is a work of art that a non-profit church worked on. Leave it be. It is a part of our cultural heritage that such things should
be invested in.
I don't understand those who object to the church being a non-profit organization, in that they are only spouting things that relate to a belief
system - something that is simply in your head.
As for the activities of the church: There are public schools that are run by churches, there are hospitals all over the planet run by churches and
there are charitable organizations (working for and with the poor), all over the planet.
It is people who take the philosophies to trial who are foolish, IMHO.
That isn't to say that there aren't problematic believers - but if you were to govern believers with clauses as to what they are allowed to believe,
then atheism should be governed as well, on behalf of those who say their morality is greater just as a result of being atheist.
As for rescinding religion - it is freedom of thought and expression. If people wish to believe in something atheists call a lie (ie the existence of
"God"), why should an atheist be concerned? Isn't belief in the non-existent God, in and of itself a waste of those people's money and efforts?
Flim-flam artists should go whether they are atheist or not. What do the flim-flam artists do to force payments of money? There are plenty of
flim-flam artists in the corporate world as well - and they don't necessarily cater to any particular religion either.
Religion is not government business - unless it is a cause for civil trouble.
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