Was it started to try to separate money from spiritual people ...or to separate spiritual people from money?
(What if spiritual people had even more money? Could they make beneficial changes in society?)
Think about this: Jesus did not come from a poor family.
What spiritual virtue is there in being poor or not having money?
I can't think of any.
Here's the belief (dogma) that if you are poor on earth then your next life you will be rewarded.
What spiritual good is found in sacrifice?
I remember hearing these words from my childhood: Suffer for god!
I never knew what that meant. Do you see how that could help me in any way?
On the other hand if you have a wealthy life here in the physical world -- you may suffer or be punished in the after life. Spiritual marketer Dan Klatt says, "This belief is most often an effect of people's religious upbringing."
How does this common religious belief benefit god? It certainly does not benefit the individual.
Don't let outdated dogmas rule your life today.
Be unlimited! (I believe that Jesus wants us to live fully and "do great things!")
Release your power.