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Old August 4th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by CHVYPWR View Post
Isn't it a violation of church & state to call it a "sin" tax?

Sin:
1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
2. Theology
a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
b. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience

So, if someone doesn't believe in god, and they smoke, how can they be charged a "sin" tax for buying cigs?

I'm glad I don't smoke, too much to think about!
I'm guessing it came from the past. It was probably called that because it was considered a sin by the majority of our country. Plus it's just easier to say then "Things that are unhealthy or can be bad for you" tax.


Edit: Now, if they were to tax non-Christians (for a Sin tax) then that would be an issue. Theologically speaking, Christians don't have sin.

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