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Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Rapmoney(m): 5:59pm On Oct 09, 2018
IS WEALTH TIED TO A PARTICULAR RELIGION?

Often times, I have heard people say you must subscribe to a particular religion, sow seeds, pay tithes and do as you are commanded in order to access wealth. Mentality is a very powerful phenomenon that has the capacity to uplift and also destroy people financially. It all depends on how one sees life. Your mentality rules you.

I strongly believe that the greatest manifestation of God lies in nature, which abound in every natural thing or occurrence that exist on earth. This means that nature and natural things have been given to everyone irrespective of whatever one believes in; whether Budduism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Zionism, Olokun, Ogun, Amadioha, Egbejugbele, Atheism, Polytheism or Nihilism.

Every material thing that has been invented on earth which creates wealth for the producers and others, in one way or the other, has been made from nature/natural things; again, these natural things which often translate to wealth have been given to everyone; even the so-called 'pagan'!!! How then is wealth tied to a particular religion? If you claim wealth is tied to your religion, how come wealthy people are found in all religious backgrounds?

There are natural laws that guide wealth. These laws are binding on everyone irrespective of religious affiliations. Efforts, patience, wise decisions and giving are core content of these laws. It does not matter who one gives to; whether you give to a magician, a medical doctor, a witch, a brothel operator, a pastor, an imam or an Orumila worshipper, you must always receive, for nature usually takes its course. Do not be fooled. No man is greater than this!

Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Norway have very strong economies, stable social and political systems, yet, majority of the citizens do not hold any religious views. They wake up every morning and do what is right, and the result shows in the standard of life they live. They neither attend pilgrimage in droves nor spend state funds unnecessarily in organising and sponsoring worshippers for same. They neither pray nor fast for their socio-economic systems to be stable! All they do is the right thing. If countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and China attained their present economic levels due to religious attachment, then I too would like to identify with and worship the God that is worshipped in these countries!!! It means their God is more concerned or interested in giving wealth to individuals and societies than the one that has been created in the minds of many poor Africans!

Japan is among the countries with the highest per capita income in the world, which is above 29,000 US Dollars! Do you think they were too religious to have attained that?

Before you become a religious zealot in calling me an atheist, I am not. I believe there is a Supreme Force which manifests 'himself' in nature and nothing more. I don't know what you call this Supreme Force as that is irrelevant to me. My belief was not drawn from any religious book but through personal conviction. He does not require anything, be it gifts or whatever, from us to be successful. The natural laws for wealth which have been laid down are the requirements. When you create a relationship with NATURE, you will discover the laws. The attributes many religious folks ascribe to the Supreme Force is often times ridiculous. This Spirit or Force cannot be in the form of man as many erroneously think. He does not grant us electricity when we pray for NEPA to 'bring' light. 'God, make NEPA bring light' cannot be how NATURE wants us to tackle power failure in Nigeria. The resources have been presented to us to use.

The over dependency on unreliable phenomena such as faith has made many to blindly become lazy which contradicts the natural laws of wealth. If our pockets are empty, they should be able to ask our brains and hands why it is so and not asking some magic daddy we have created in our minds who doles out money in different currencies to his 'children'.

Written by Kelvin Ukachukwu,
Media Consultant and CEO,
Alpha Dream Team Entertainment.
kelvin.ukachukwu.nwosu@gmail.com

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Kingosytex(m): 6:02pm On Oct 09, 2018
Wealth has nothing to do with religion.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Rapmoney(m): 6:06pm On Oct 09, 2018
Kingosytex:
wealth has nothing to do with religion
The 'zealots' will not agree.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by CodeTemplar: 6:32pm On Oct 09, 2018
Wealth has little to do with religion but prosperity has a lot to do with religion.
Wealth can be created and that explains why an atheist who works has something to fall back to but lazy religious folks who miss their priority have little to call theirs.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by OtemAtum: 6:33pm On Oct 09, 2018
No
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by OtemAtum: 6:34pm On Oct 09, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Wealth is little to do with religion but prosperity has a lot to do with religion.
Wealth can be created and that explains why an atheist who works has something to fall back to but lazy religious folks who miss their priority have little to call theirs.
what does prosperity have to do with religion?

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by CodeTemplar: 6:37pm On Oct 09, 2018
Rapmoney:



There are natural laws that guide wealth. These laws are binding on everyone irrespective of religious affiliations. Efforts, patience, wise decisions and giving are core content of these laws. It does not matter who one gives to; whether you give to a magician, a medical doctor, a witch, a brothel operator, a pastor, an imam or an Orumila worshipper, you must always receive, for nature usually takes its course. Do not be fooled. No man is greater than this!



Wealth is best exchanged for needs and not wants. Giving to magician or brothel operators are mere wants and not needs. Even in the bible God recommends giving to the needy or those in need and not those who want.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by CodeTemplar: 6:38pm On Oct 09, 2018
OtemAtum:
what does prosperity have to do with religion?
Everything.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Pr0cter: 6:54pm On Oct 09, 2018
Bh
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by johnaruson(m): 6:54pm On Oct 09, 2018
Yes: The religion of success.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Benekruku(m): 6:54pm On Oct 09, 2018
Visit a Pentecostal church

Only there you can arrive at a conclusion
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by CheapDataGuy: 6:54pm On Oct 09, 2018
grin
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by emeijeh(m): 6:54pm On Oct 09, 2018
No o

See Dangote
Jack Ma
Zuckerberg
Bill Gates

And some silent Billionaire Christians



It's a mix bro

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by TissuePaper: 6:54pm On Oct 09, 2018
OtemAtum:
what does prosperity have to do with religion?
help me ask am undecided

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Lincoln275(m): 6:55pm On Oct 09, 2018
Having a PVC is important but coming out to vote with it during the general elections is importanter. Am I communicating?

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by SarcasticGenius(m): 6:55pm On Oct 09, 2018
OP is wrong.

According to a study done by the nonpartisan wealth research firm New World Wealth, Christians hold the largest amount of global wealth (55% of the total world wealth), followed by Muslims (5.8%), Hindus (3.3%) and Jews (1.1%). According to the same study it was found that adherents under the classification Irreligion or other religions hold about 34.8% of the total global wealth.

The study found that 56.2% out of the 13.1 million persons listed as "Dollar Millionaires" in the World are Christians while 6.5% were Muslims, 3.9% were Hindu, and 1.7% were Jewish; 31.7% were identified as adherents of "other" religions or "not religious".



At the extreme end of the spectrum, the study found that Muslims make up the majority of the world's poor people with the Dubai based Arabic language media outfit Al Arabiya reporting that over 1 billion out of the 1.4 billion muslims in the world living below the poverty line.



The study aims to gather information which will enable aid agencies to determine areas of priority in for wealthy countries seeking to render financial assistance in the form of loans to less privileged ones.


https://www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-Muslims-are-the-richest-religious-group-in-the-world

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_and_religion

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/04/19/Why-are-Muslim-countries-poor-.html#

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by MrGreenMavro: 6:56pm On Oct 09, 2018
For were
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by NothingDoMe: 6:56pm On Oct 09, 2018
Rapmoney:
The 'zealots' will not agree.
Show me the zealot who doesn't agree

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by bussy2020(m): 6:56pm On Oct 09, 2018
Wealth is tied to hard work.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Offpoint: 6:56pm On Oct 09, 2018
Who says wealth has anything to do with religion before? if that was to be the case Africa woulda been the continent with the wealthiest people and Nigeria woulda top the chart.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Nobody: 6:57pm On Oct 09, 2018
Not really.

But it depends, how do you define wealth? The definition is subjective. What is a lot of money to you, in one religion, may be little money to another man.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by hisexcellency34: 6:57pm On Oct 09, 2018
Yes. the world's richest men are Muslims
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by coluka: 6:57pm On Oct 09, 2018
Wealth is everywhere
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Livefreeordieha(m): 6:57pm On Oct 09, 2018
OtemAtum:
what does prosperity have to do with religion?
the answers are around u..Even history books can help u..Only a delusional homoerectus would follow a blind path to believing wealth is attached to something else other than the conventional means.

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Queenserah26(f): 6:57pm On Oct 09, 2018
Wealth has nothing to do with religion.

There are principles that must be adhered to irrespective of your religious inclinations. #My take#

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by emeijeh(m): 6:58pm On Oct 09, 2018
Lincoln275:
Having a PVC is important but coming out to vote with it during the general elections is importanter. Am I communicating?

You must be an importer grin

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by Flexherbal(m): 6:58pm On Oct 09, 2018
No.

Matthew 5: 44-45
44. NIV:But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

45
KJV:That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust

NIV:that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by IrokoOluwere: 6:58pm On Oct 09, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Wealth has little to do with religion but prosperity has a lot to do with religion.
Wealth can be created and that explains why an atheist who works has something to fall back to but lazy religious folks who miss their priority have little to call theirs.
Trash !
No be only prosperity .
You will still see praspadoratimi . Clown !

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by BigBrother9ja: 6:59pm On Oct 09, 2018
Best article on Nairaland


Very rational


Very logical

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Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by millionboi2: 6:59pm On Oct 09, 2018
Funny
Re: Is Wealth Tied To A Particular Religion? by BigBrother9ja: 6:59pm On Oct 09, 2018
hisexcellency34:
Yes. the world's richest men are Muslims
So?

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