Belief is a very powerful tool for gathering wealth, and because of this some of the wealthiest organisations around are religious groups that also often attract followers that are quite poor. Here now are some interesting statistics that list where some of the main players get their wealth from, how much they have, and what they spend it on. I confess that some of this was a surprise to me.
Looking down the list, if I was to vote which were the slimiest scumbags around, its really difficult to decide between Scientology, Catholicism, and Televangelism.
- The catholics have spent over half a billion in compensation to abuse victims and also kept a pile of plundered Nazi gold for themselves
- The scientologists have simply scammed all their loot
- The Televangelists use all donations for ‘God’s work’ to maintain a life of luxury