by Edd Doerr
See my 9/24/12 .Secular Perspectives blog comment on German's Church Tax. On 9/26 Germany's highest administrative court ruled that Catholics who opt out of paying the church tax must autonatically leave the church altogether. The court ruled against German theologian Hartmut Zapp, who wanted to leave the church as an institution but remain a Catholic personally.
The AP story was buried in the business section of the Post on 9/26..
My 9/24 comment stands. But let me add: Jesus kicked the moneychangers out of the temple but today's German Catholic church has elevated the moneychangers to the status of sainthood. "Render unto der Kaiser what der Kaiser will render unto the bishops."
Maybe the church's new motto should be: "Die Deutschekatolischekirche unter alles". (The Garman Catholic Church UNDER all.") Heil der Heilige Papst!