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Of course there’s a religion angle in the Austin plane crash

February 18, 2010

Apparently, it wasn’t just the government that ticked him off. He was angry at the Catholic Church as well. From the manifesto of Joseph Stack who crashed into an office building in Austin today (intentionally, as an anti-IRS statement, according to reports):

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s.  Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English.  Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions.  In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy.  We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God).  We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

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  1. P Smith permalink
    July 10, 2010 4:36 am

    The teabagging anti-government types are almost always baptists, protestants and fundies. Why would it surprise that the nutbag was anti-catholic too, given that he’s a protestant?

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