Newsweek reported that over 88,000 churches in America received in excess of $7 billion in PPP loans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Once churches start running to the government for taxpayer money, it is high time that they are audited, taxed accordingly, and treated like the businesses that they represent in our society similar to the rest of the services economy.
He who knows other men is discerning;
he who knows himself is intelligent.
- (Or… “The Churches of God and the Mouse Experiment”)
What would happen if animals in the wild could count on human sources for their diet and never have to hunt or scrounge?
Stanley Milgram’s studies on “Obedience to Authority”
It has been reliably established that from 1933 to 1945 millions of innocent people were systematically slaughtered on command. Gas chambers were built, death camps were guarded, daily quotas of corpses were produced with the same efficiency as the manufacture of appliances. These inhumane policies may have originated in the mind of a single person, but they could only have been carried out on a massive scale if a very large number of people obeyed orders.
Milgram’s experiments on obedience have made us more aware of the dangers of uncritically accepting authority.” (Peter Singer, New York Times Book Review)