I honestly believe so, and because it's something that can't be demolished in any society it will remain that way. If you think about it, our culture revolves around money. We go to school from a young age up until 18 eventually so that we can go our separate ways and get a job... to make money. The teachers teaching us make money. Almost every service offered today involves employees earning wages and so on. Even volunteers usually have a motive such as getting community service hours for a college resume. People do things because of money. Wars provoked, lives taken, land stolen, etc etc etc.
To the religion part of it, remember there are many people that feed off of people's faith to make money with their 'holy donation boxes'. It's just sad that no one notices the brand new rims & Mercedes Benz their pastor got meanwhile their church hasn't had AC for months.When pastor Eddie Long was having relations with boys in his own church against his religions teachings, he used church money to 'pamper' them and so on. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying every church is that way, but I'm just saying stuff happens. Honest people can be tempted to do bad things.
I think money is just a tool that lies in the hands of the beholder. When in the hands of the most anyone, it has the power to go towards bad things. Some may pay for prostitutes and illegal drugs and our governments use money like there's no tomorrow so money's abuse is on all sides of the table. This debate can go on and on forever to the people who marry for money, thievery, corporations, white collar crimes, and the previously listed wars + land and lives taken from people. There are countless examples of this that in history unfortunately do nothing more than repeat itself.