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Should churches pay tax?
Government itself is a
The attributes ascribed to God: all-powerful, beneficent, worthy of faith, arbiter of morality, decider of fate, receiver of sacrifice; are usurped by authoritarian governments. The state becomes God. This is religion.
The concept of a government has no attributes of being supernatural. Government existence and effectiveness can be tested empirically so is not taken on faith. Religion appears to require faith so, no, it is not a religion.
The government is not in question here.
This is a non-sequitur. The issue of whether or not a government is a religion has no bearing on the argument at hand.
Governments also don't pay taxes.