Today me and on of my friends went on a huge discussion of should churches should start paying taxes. I know that historically church has been institution apart form country - there for it does not receive any social taxes that citizens pay, and countries does not pay church any money so far. But my argument is following, how come when I donate to hospitals/poor people etc, I do have to pay (33% tax - in my country) from the sum of the donation to the country, but when I donate ( which I dont, but for the sake of example consider that I do) to the church get full sum of my donations. I believe that because it`s economic crisis all over the world, and lets be honest church is`nt really poor..so why we should not gain extra money? And why should donation to the church is superior to the basic need of human - like medical supplies, clothes, foods and so on and on..and when I decide to "gift" to the God, full sum. So what do you think on this subject?