Friday, September 14, 2012

Infographics Show Many Pastors Hellbound...If You Believe That Sorta Thing. Also, Aliens!

Last week I came across an interesting infographic, but it wasn't totally relevant and certainly not worthy of a post of it's own. This week I was thinking about how almost every apologist and evangelist is selling books and lectures. I started to wonder, how much must these guys make? I found two more infographics, each dealing with church wealth.

This one shows the crazy growth and cash flow of megachurches.

While this one breaks down income levels of the worshipers of various faiths compared to the national average. (Jews live up to their stereotype, by the way.)

It's kinda ironic. According to the bible, the wealthier church goers and church leaders are very likely going to hell.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. ~Matthew 19:24 (KJV)
I've heard that the word for camel and the word for rope are very similar in the original text. Rope makes much more sense here than camel, but I guess fitting a rope through the eye of a needle just isn't difficult enough.

Oh, almost forgot, the original infographic I was talking about was an editable Drake Equation. The DE is a way to calculate how many alien civilizations there many be in the universe. Only problem is, we aren't sure what numbers to input into the equation for an accurate output. This infographic lets you input whatever you want.

1 comment:

  1. I think that religion has often been used as a means for a select few to gain power and wealth. Just look at the Vatican City! During the Middle Ages it was the sons of nobles who went into the priesthood. Funny, how that wealth never translated to the female orders though.