Who’s Got God’s Millions?
Robert Llewellyn tries to discover which of the four world’s major monotheistic religions have the most money. His journey takes him from the cathedral of Canterbury to the Vatican and Israel, as the bids for the calculation of income and assets of the Anglican Communion, the Catholic Church, Judaism and Islam.
As an atheist, I always wondered how much money to keep the beliefs of stuffed under the mattress, said Robert Llewellyn. At this time of financial crisis, when billions of pounds are to spit to support banks in trouble, Robert feels it is time to discover the financial interests of the great monotheistic religions of the world – Anglicanism, Catholicism, Judaism and Islam.
Robert’s first stop is the Cathedral of Canterbury, where he is surprised to learn that the financial figures of the Church of England are readily available. Robert then moved to Westminster Cathedral to learn about the state of the Catholic Church in England. Part of the proceeds of the Catholic Church in the United Kingdom will finance the Vatican, so that Rome is the next destination of Robert.
It soon becomes apparent that the Vatican City is a financial black hole, and nobody wants to admit the amount of money that the pope actually has.
Robert next travels to Jerusalem to look at the finances of Judaism, only to discover that the Israeli government can not even put a figure on the number of synagogues in the country. There is one God – that is the only figure that comes to mind, says Ariel Catania National Authority of Religious Services.
Finally, Robert goes to the mosque in East London to get an idea of the richness of Islam. Despite the large amount of available statistics, finds that no one has conducted an audit of 1600 in the UK mosques. And his efforts for global revenues for the founder of Islam, when none of the embassies of Muslim countries the world over agree to meet him. Undeterred, Robert finally comes to a total figure – but that of the major religions is the richest?
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