We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bob Dylan on Ricky Nelson: "Ricky's talent was very accessible to me. I felt we had a lot in common. In a few years' time he'd record some of my songs, make them sound like they were his own, like he had written them himself." Review of Ricky's Greatist Hits
Taxpayer funding of the ACLU. A terrible, self-destructive thing. Stop the ACLU
Re: churchgoing making you wealthier....To lapse into the dialect of my Scots forebears "I hae mae doots..."
Churchgoing keeps us accountable (hear that Bird Dog! Three hundred years ago your Puritan ancestors would have fined you for all the Sundays you spend hunting instead of worshipping!), and cheers the saddened and weary heart. Being around other people who love the same God strengthens us to face the godless world and the relatives we go home to. But it doesn't make us wealthier. Healthier, yes (see all the studies on disease and recovery rates by the faithful, defined as those who attend regularly, not just believers on the duck pond).
To the extent that churchgoing encourages us to delay gratification, work hard, suppress our baser instincts, etc. it may make us more employable and perhaps richer thereby?