Monday, April 12, 2010

Rendering Caesar

It is sinful to pay taxes in Canada!

"I'm prepared to die in jail, if necessary. I can no longer cope with the hypocrisy of praying for life ... and paying for death."

The Catholic Catechism states, "The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community (2242). We are commanded to 'render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's"' (Mt 22:21).

Render: (tranisitive verb) To reduce, convert, or melt down by heating.

Acts 5:29
Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!

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