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It Pays to be a Mormon!
It’s perhaps unsurprising that Mormonism, an indigenous American religion, would also adopt the country’s secular faith in money. What is remarkable is how varied the church’s business interests are and that so little is known about its financial interests. Although a former Mormon bishop is about to receive the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, and despite a recent public-relations campaign aimed at combating the perception that it is “secretive,” the LDS Church remains tight-lipped about its holdings. It offers little financial transparency even to its members, who are required to tithe 10 percent of their income to gain access to Mormon temples.
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Edited by Jack Maurice on Jul 13, 2012 8:12 AM
|A former member||
From the Business Week article:
"We look to not only the spiritual but also the temporal, and we believe that a person who is impoverished temporally cannot blossom spiritually.”
Why, that explains all those puzzling biblical accounts of Jesus playing the stock market, investing in promising corporate enterprises, and shopping in all the best stores. I always wondered why Jesus always made sure he had the latest iPhone--it was so that he could blossom spiritually!