Hoard of treasure uncovered in Indian temple
...Under orders of India's Supreme Court, officials since last week have been auditing precious royal offerings kept in underground vaults of the famed Sree Padmnabha Swamy temple in the coastal state of Kerala.
V.K. Hari Kumar, the shrine's executive officer, explained court-appointed observers were making records of the treasure. The stock-taking came after a legal petition over allegations of temple mismanagement.
I find it strange that the right-wing in the U.S. includes people who are against taxes yet think it's okay for the church to demand a 10% tithe. The tithes supposedly go (at least partly) to missions overseas, where they build up the infrastructure and spread "The Word" at the same time. If they got their way and the U.S. could no longer afford roads, bridges, water filtration or education, would they move their tithe money to the U.S. infrastructure? Apparently India's religions have plenty of money locked up in their vaults to take over for Mother Teresa's cult. Who knows how much money could be redircted to worthy projects if people in other countries & the U.S. gave up their fairy tales?