Gawd, think of the environmental damage-and all for a bunch of jesus freaks! I live right next to two. One a baptist and the other a catholic one. I used to attend both when I was little as my dad was catholic and though my mom was too she pretty much started going to the baptist one when she remarried. I remember the baptists said that the movie "little mermaid" and "e.t." were demonic so my mom tossed them. And dont forget those long haired trolls-those too! Now my mom isnt as peer pressure influenced and laughs at her former behavior but I know alot of christians arent laughing and still believe its true.
The worst one, at least through my atheist goggles, is a catholic monastery. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous monstrosity but this is supposedly tax exempt charity organization according to our goverment. it sits on probabaly $50,000,000 worth of property. Could you imagine the red cross or whatever wasting money on such a thing! society would go ape shit.
I have a 45 minute drive to work and I pass 2 churches, but I used to work in downtown Tulsa and there are 13 churches in the downtown area. 4 of them was in the immediate vicinity of my work place. My employer used the banquet facilities of the church next door for events that involved hundreds of employees and they always did christian prayer. Nice of them to assume all employees are christian and I don't work for a religion driven company!
Wow. I thought Mormons were bad. I live in a city where the nearest decent grocery store is about a 15, maybe 20 minute drive. Yet I can walk to the nearest church.
It's such a waste. I know they have multiple meetings in one church, but maybe they could at least build UP for once, eh? Instead of clogging a beautiful landscape with these beasts. LDS churches aren't pretty. (The temples are nice, but they're also a monumental waste of money... )