Freivalds: The theology of taxation: Martin Luther, Where Are you now that we need you?
By John Freivalds
Freivalds runs an international communications firm in Lexington.
We just marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety Five Theses complaining about the practice and efficacy of indulgences in the Catholic Church. In modern parlance this allowed you freedom from God’s punishment for your sins if you purchased it with money. A theological loophole. And it’s worthwhile to reflect as we are debating the merits of new tax bill and why we need a present day Martin Luther to rescue us.