Humanism doesn’t cost much
I received a link the other day from money.co.uk about the wealth of churches. It’s about the business of religion and covers some of the wealthiest religions, where they get their money from and what they spend it on.
Not surprisingly, the big dog religion financially is the Catholic Church. They are apparently worth hundreds of billions and their fortune apparently mostly came from priceless works of art that, were probably plundered (I mean saved) during the World Wars. They apparently have apparently spent 1/2 billion in the USA alone to pay off abuse victims.
Compare this with the America Humanist Association, whose annual budget is about $2 million. According to the 2010 annual report, they spend almost all of that on programs with over a million going to public awareness campaigns. They don’t appear to spend any money on pay off abuse victims.