Yes, another one "give to Caesar's what is Caesar's," and "give to the Lord, what is the Lord's," are one's that are abundantly abused from these asswipes.
Case in point, (and this may be a shocker) but I'm making it anyway...
My dad, who is still alive, divorced my mother in 1976. While it's obvious, that I'm not going to get into the reasons why, (as it doesn't matter anyway) there is ONE REASON, and ONE REASON ALONE, why I'll never respect him again.
We have 5 kids in our family. At the time, three were still minors. Long story short...
He was $35,000.00 in debt with the I.R.S. When he made his "religious getaway," to the warmer climate of Florida, he told everyone at "his cultish church," that he was "freed from the bondage of the I.R.S."
While I didn't say anything for approximately 30 years, HE SOON REALIZED, THAT HIS 17 YEAR OLD SON, WAS A GROWN MAN NOW!!
..it wasn't pretty
He made a comment one day, approximately 10 years ago. It was the typical "right winged filthy religious, fire and brimstone" comment, that the Pat Robertsons, and the Ernest Angly's always make.
IT, IN SO MANY WORDS, INVOLVED MY PERSONAL SALVATION!!
Like a real man would of done, they would of pretty much, "agree that we disagree," on some stuff.
...but organized religion doesn't operate this way!!
...and as he soon found out, NEITHER DO I!!
After sending my "eye opening fact," about how I felt about him, he took the liberty to not only send the rest of my family, the "nuts and bolts," on how I felt about his "trashy talk," but he sent an e-mail to all his "cult members," at his "hate filled church" in Florida as well.
He suddenly realized who he was fucking with...
He made the mistake, of sending me, his whole religious congregation's e-mails, in one of his "fire and brimstone" messages to me. (not all, but a shitload)
I took the liberty, (and GREAT PLEASURE) of telling his 15,000 hate filled congregation, that the reason why Jesus, got his ass out of a sling with the I.R.S. WASN'T because he tithed, (10% of income to the Lord) it simply, was the fact, that HE NEVER PAID CHILD SUPPORT!! AND SOLIDLY CONFIRMED BY MY MOTHER OF COURSE.
My mom, work two full time jobs, to support three of us, until they were of legal age. One of his arguments to not paying, is that he supported us kids, during the few days we visited him, down in Florida.
The only exception to the few visits was me, when I was 24 years old. I moved down there to get a job, and try to make a life for myself. Long story short, didn't like it. Moved back to (S)indiana, ten months later. (like a major improvement)
He was an insurance salesman. (and damn good at it, WHEN HE WORKED)
All the time I lived with him, not one, BUT TWO OF HIS NOW EX-WIVES AND ME, supported his "lard ass."
In conclusion, and it's very important that I mention this. I love my dad very much, as I have told him this. He was a fantastic father, and gave us a fantastic childhood. All my friends, and my sister's friends, loved him too. (after all, he was a great insurance salesman and good looking to) Heck, one of my girlfriends had a crush on him!!
But in conclusion and unfortunately, making mistakes along the way, (like smoking pot with me and my friends) produced a guilt, a guilt SPECIFICALLY PLACED ON HIM, BY THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT!! This kind of "fire and brimstone guilt," was a pre curser, to his NOT attending a drug abuse center, but one who admitted himself to a cult. The kind of cult, that has plagued this nation, since God was a teenager, working part time with Moses at the stone quarry.
Yeah, it's sad and it hurts sometimes, but acceptance is something I have had to endure, since my bout with the bottle.
My sisters agree as well. But at the same time, they dropped the hammer on me, for saying what I said to him.
...but as adults, we agreed to disagree!!