I can see at least part of what my taxes pay for. With the churches one sees very little to nothing as to where the money goes. Why do you think they are so popular AND they don't pay taxes, even on the property the building sits on which is a heresy.
When was the last time you were in a Church, the last time you helped at a Church that gave out money to homeless people, money so a stranger could buy gas to get to a job interview, were at the yearly Book Bag marathon where they gave away 250 book bags to needy children at the beginning of school, our the Church that once a month had a Free Lunch for a 100 people, or the Church that twice a week changed the oil in Single Mothers Cars or a Dozen or two other things like Community Helping Programs?
I am not talking about a Mega Church on TV, I am talking about the average small town church? The ones that make up 90% of American Churches. Yes, our books are free for inspection by any member, trust me no one on the Payroll make very much money at our Church or most others I have ever attended!
And every penny is spent on helping someone in the community!
Every been on a Mission Trip that bring Medical Supplies to kids in 3rd world countries? I have, it is the most rewarding experience you will ever have!
How much does the ABC Atheist Group give the Community?, any Money?, any food?, any book bags to kids?, any time as in building a deck on someone's house ?, or Insulting an attic for someone who cannot afford it? Or fixing a leaky roof of a single mother with 2 kids?
Please tell me what they do, I have it heard Zero, but that could be hearsay