It is hard for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God, but it is not impossible, absolutely not. It is said in the Bible that 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, but one has to remember that the eye of a needle here is referring to one of the gates to Jerusalem called the Needles Eye. This entry point was so low that camels had problems passing through it.
Well,there are literal and metaphorical interpretations of the Bible. Rich people will find their interpretations and poor people will find theirs. Isn’t it clear now that anyone is free to interpret the Bible or any scripture completely the way he or she feels like? No one is right and no one is wrong. George Bush make his interpretations and Eckhart make his. I have mine and you have yours. We are free now. And we are free to not read the Bible at all if we don’t feel like it. We are free to say no to all religions and ideologies. We are free now after thousands of years in religious and ideological dungeons.
A professor in History with right wing views will find a different story and a different truth compared to a left wing professor. Their ideological glasses will distort their research. A professor in biology with a right wing conditioning will in the same way look at life through right wing glasses.
Someone with right wing views will read the Bible or any spiritual literature with right wing glasses. Someone with left wing views will see something completely different.
So how do one free oneself from ideological and religious conditioning? Is it possible? Is it like taking off a pair of colored sun glasses? Is it painful? Does it take a lot of effort?