Which would lead me to think that saving for a rainy day was a pre-requisite to being an upstanding citizen. And that was years before us Europeans invented Jesus, you know,
Most interesting there is that the point of reference is not Plato, Socrates or Aristotle , but a Jesus replete with, miracles. One patron mentioned the reception was stonking by virtue of saving the best wine till last. While the investment diversification trip prescribed in The Parable of the Talents has certainly had it's way with us - as you say it seems we're hardwired to expect at least five virgins
35% is a big slice of income. I suspect that the main reason they can do that is because they have very good incomes.
Parable of the Talents
That is one I have always had a problem with. It advocates the presumption of profit to be the norm, who knows how many "single mums" the bad kid helped out?. The bro that "merely" looked after his fathers stash got the sort srift, if you ask me. That guy that used his Dad's cash as leverage against his fellows seems like a right cunt to me.
Ten Virgins?..... pah
Islam beats that hands down with 72, apparently 32% of them have to be female.