Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Amazement at Tax Evasion in God's Creation

(((Dinosaur Adventure Land Creation Science theme park; tax evasion; is God a good employer?)))

Via BoingBoing, the Dinosaur Adventure Land theme park promoting so-called "creation science" is to be seized by the government in partial compensation for back taxes owed by its proprietor, Kent Hovind, who never paid nearly half a million dollars in taxes.

He was found guilty in November 2006 on 58 counts, including failure to pay employee taxes and making threats against investigators.The conviction culminated 17 years of Hovind sparring with the IRS. Saying he was employed by God and his ministers were not subject to payroll taxes, he claimed no income or property.
Hovind insists his park is not for "amusement," but "amazement":

Our funny and experienced guides will lead your family or group on the tour, declaring the works of the Lord and the words of the Lord.

DAL is not an amusement park, for “amuse” means “to not think,” and we want people to think. Rather, it is an amazement park. Come and stand amazed at the truths of the Creator and Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.

Personally, I'm amazed that God, as his employer, didn't get him a better lawyer, the best money (or eternal salvation) could buy. Maybe hovind didn't get that in his contract? Maybe it was a lawyer from Regent. But if God can't (or won't?) get you off the hook, maybe that says more about you and your pious crap than it does about any god there might (or might not) be?

I'm not sayin'. I'm just sayin'.

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