Many churches have gone under fire in the recent years with many anomalies associated with their financial aspects. Pastors and other leaders have been accused of embezzling their group’s money and other assets on personal spending with some even getting scrutiny from the senate and congress. Being such a potent part of society, these religious groups have established the fact that all men are humans and all fall for the same reasons, lust and greed. All human beings are gullible and all want the easy way out from time to time. May you be a priest or preacher, all people are humans and are liable to make mistakes we humans are very good at making.
In some parts of Asia, there are religious factions that are considered to be so powerful they are wooed by political leaders for support. These groups have a large majority of the population in their congregations and have members from all walks of life. And they all have one thing in common; they search for meaning in life as they go through it. The inspiring words of their helicopter-riding preachers who have million dollar houses and luxury cars seems to take them into another plane without poverty and despair. We will be sure to see more and more people turning towards religion for meaning in life, the current environmental disasters and the effects of global warming are starting to be felt causing economies to crash and the weather to go wild would get more onto the bandwagon. Whatever the country or belief, religion has the ability to take us into the realm of the supernatural as we seek meaning for daily life.
Originally posted on March 28, 2008 @ 11:31 am