It is still hard to serve both:
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Results from a recent survey may agree with that familiar Scripture passage.
A Pew Research Center report recently showed that religion is less likely to be central to the lives of individuals in richer nations than poorer ones.
The survey found a strong relationship between a country’s religiosity and its economic status. According to the report, which released last month, African and some Asian countries – which are among the poorest in the world – scored highest on the religiosity scale. Meanwhile, rich Western European countries are among the most secular. Canada, Japan and Israel are also wealthy nations that have low levels of religiosity.
The United States is the exception to this rule.