Jwt4412 wrote:Mr. History Major many of the original states originally had official state religions. Tis true.
Jwt4412 wrote:Last post on the subject.
Virginia had an official state religion on the books until 1850.
Nine of the original states had official state religions on the books at the signing of the Constitution. Many of them kept the official religion language for over twenty years.
Your friend was wrong, you should not have started a political thread on this board.
I feel silly that I even participated.
and another thing religion should not be brought into politics. our forefathers tried to make the point that there needs to exsit a seperation of church and state.
Jwt4412 wrote:I know exactly how much my son's education costs. My wife and I are the co-chairs of the PTC of the school.
I pay 1800 the Diocesees pays 3000 - the church is who gets paid and the church then pays the employees of the school.
Of course we fundraise like hell - works out to roughly another 1500 per kid but that is a combination of donations, time and outside sources.
If somebody doesn't attend the parish they are charged 3600.00 but money from the church doesn't go to subsidize my son's tuition - it goes towards Angel Fund Scholarships so others can attend the school.
So 4800 plus 1500 = 6,300 for a fair comparison.
And remember I am still paying to send other peoples' kids to public school.
I can even tell you how much gets spent on playground equipment and copy toner if you need to know.
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