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Which Non-prophet Religion does God Reward with Wealth?

Posted by skiutah on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Here’s an interesting article in the New York Times: Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny?

This is from a Pew survey done in the U.S. It shows the relationship between religion, education, and wealth. Interestingly Hindus and Jews are the most educated and wealthy. Here are the rankings:

1. Hindus
2. Reform Jews
3. Conservative Jews
4. Anglicans/Episcopalians
5. Unitarians
6. Buddhists
7. Orthodox Christians
8. Presbyterians
9. Secular
10. Methodists
11. Lutherans
12. Mormons
13. Catholics
14. Muslims
15. Baptists
16. Unaffiliated religious
17. Pentecostals
18. Jehovah’s Witnesses

I asked a few of my Utah friends where they thought the LDS religion would be in these rankings. Interestingly, many of them thought that Mormons would be #1 in education and/or wealth. They were surprised to find out that Mormons were in the bottom tier. Why are Mormons not wealthy? It’s probably related to LDS members not paying tithing as they should. According to Elder Hales, paying more tithing will increase your wealth: Tithing: the Path to Riches

The Hindus and Jews are the wealthiest and therefore must be the most faithful when paying tithing.

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