I've been playing a little game with my friends where we count the churches we pass wherever we go. I pass 21 churches on my way to work which is a 15 min drive. Twenty freakin one!!! Beat that.

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Wow. I thought Mormons were bad. I live in a city where the nearest decent grocery store is about a 15, maybe 20 minute drive. Yet I can walk to the nearest church.

It's such a waste. I know they have multiple meetings in one church, but maybe they could at least build UP for once, eh? Instead of clogging a beautiful landscape with these beasts. LDS churches aren't pretty. (The temples are nice, but they're also a monumental waste of money... )
money, money, money...
yet, faith that you'll always make money from faith...
not $o much...
Wow, and I thought my hometown was bad. Evergreen Park was nicknamed "The City of Churces", or at least that's what my mom told me. I mean, my even my elementary school was in between Mother McAuley and Saint Xavier University (plus at least 3 more religion-based schools within half a mile). In my little quadrant (Evergreen Park is ofter considered to be broken into 4 parts based on the grade schools) there were at least six churches. Although it may be that most of the churches were in my area as I never really paid attention to what was around me outside of my littler corner and what I passed on the way to school.
tax free baby. I want to audit 'em.
Lol I am going to rent that Mormon proposition 8 documentary and watch it tonight. It would be so nice if the government goes through with a complete audit of their involvement with the proposition 8 bill :) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/06/mormon-church-to-be-f...
It's a toss up whether my home town has more churches or bars. Funeral homes come in a respectable third.
Such a waste of good real estate. That and cemeteries.
Not many, but the one I can think of is awesome. The building that use to house the divinity school at the University of Chicago now serves as home for the Economics department. It has to be somebody's idea of a sick joke - takes the phrase "faith-based economics" to a whole new level.
Let's not forget about the quality of churches as well. I remember when churches were just small, old, and outdated and everyone was just fine with that. Now we have these mega churches with tons of wasted space, extra fancy decor and (I'm seeing a lot of this) tall towers with crosses on then either attached or separate. Is that really necessary? These towers costs thousands of dollars they could be giving away to charities. Well, I guess since they are tax exempt it doesn't really matter right?
They built a mega church not far from my parents house a few years back, it fits 5,000 people for their services... It looks like a mall. I went inside one day to look at it... and it was pretty ridicules. The cost of their palm trees in the parking lot and driveway alone had to break $250k.
thousands? we're talking millions. Prime real estate in some of the most expensive areas in the chicago suburbs, where small homes go for a million have these megachurches. Ridiculous.
my favs are when you have one church across the street from another and they are the same denomination!!!

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