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Should Governments regulate fraudulent religions?

Should Governments regulate fraudulent religions?

https://www.google.ca/search?source=hp&ei=wRyUWquFHcm4tQXV74XQB...

Fraud is a broad term that refers to a variety of offenses involving dishonesty or "fraudulent acts". In essence, fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain. Fraud offenses always include some sort of false statement, misrepresentation, or deceitful conduct.

Most governments and countries have fraud laws of some kinds. They generally interfere with religious fraudsters only when physical harm is being done to our gullible citizens yet ignore the monetary theft that the fraudsters fleece from their victims. Prosperity ministries are the most flagrant of these immoral religions, but all religions based on demonstrable lies would be included in this question.

Our governments are quite good at acting against obvious fraudsters yet seem reluctant to protect our more gullible citizens when it comes down to religions.

Religions, to me, get a free pass to lie and steal all they can from victims, especially the older citizens even when governments know about the fraud.

I begin to see the inaction of governments on these religious fraudsters as a dereliction of duty.

Do you?

Regards
DL

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Canada doesn't have the huge issues the US has either, & I'm very glad of it.

I'm a disabled senior, but I spread things around plenty online where I can.

And you spread it around really well Mrs.B. 

Thanks. I think we need to do what we can, whatever it is.

The wish of every poste is likely to have a viral voice.

If you find the key to viral, let me know.

Regards

DL

Mrs. B

"Canada doesn't have the huge issues the US has either, & I'm very glad of it."

I agree that we are a cut above the U.S. in this issue but not that far above if the Canadian sites I visit are an indication.

Regards

DL

I know many Canadians are rather US puppy dog like & its not something to be proud of.

Eh, not many.

Trust me on this, --- eh.

You do not want me to think your a hoser.

Regards

DL

??? No idea what that means.

Hoser: (n) Canadian hockey derogatory term that is similar to the American "idiot" or "loser". It is derived from the pre-zamboni days, where the LOSING team would have to hose down the ice after the game.

Mrs.B. Do you think that is what DL means if it is he doesn't know you very well does he? haha

I hate hockey so am not familiar with that term, & no, DL does not know me, well or otherwise....hahaha.

It all depends on what you consider fraud. we can never say peoples beliefs are a fraud. but when these religions cheat people out of money then Governments should come down on them like a ton of bricks

Fraud is lying to get the victims money.

That is what religions do.

What is it about that fraud that evades you and has you asking what we consider fraud?

Reality does. Right?

Regards

DL

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