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In Germany, if you register as a Catholic or whatever you pay a church tax. The taxes are then apportioned to your denomination. The RC's ger 6.5 billion a year. A lot of folks have dropped there denominational affiliation to get out of th etax, but syill occasionally avail themselves of the sacraments. Now the big German bishop with the blessing of the Pope (I believe he was a confirmed Nazi)is cutting off the sacrament to non-payers, in the truest tradition of the humble Nazarene carpenter.

You can't make this up.

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/09/162570987/german-catholics-pat...
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