Today’s chuckleworthy decree comes from The Catholic Church:
In a 40-page booklet entitled “Taxation for the Common Good,” the Church argued that instead of an unfair penalty, taxation should be seen as a way all people can play a moral part in public life.
“Taxes are very much based on the principles of solidarity, which is based on the commandment to love your neighbor,” former Bishop Howard Tripp, Chairman of the Church’s Committee for Public Life, told Reuters.
“This document is suggesting taxes are a way to play our part and it is something we should be pleased to do… It’s all part of our duty to our neighbor, stemming from our duty as social animals,” he said.…
He said tax dodgers were not helping themselves or their community:
“If a person felt bound not to pay some tax to a certain cause they disagree with then they must follow their conscience, but I would urge them to look at other ways to deal with that problem, such as lobbying members of parliament.”