people also said for years if you sailed too far you would fall off. they were about to burn someone who said the earth wasn't the center of the universe. the masses are not the brightest bulbs on the tree sometimes. money is a thing. finances is one of the 7 areas of life, and thus mathmatically, is not going to be a high value for most of us-it is at the bottom of my "hierarchy of values", what is most important, to what is least important. i did learn to make money by anchoring it to what is important-my family. as a single person, i do not care what car i drive, house i live, clothes i wear, as a married husband and dad, i seriously care about what cars, houses, and clothes my girls have.
the persons who expressing money greed, will make the others who repress that emotion upset until they do something about it. the items we do not like in others, are simply the items we have not loved in ourselves. finding the form of creation of our lives is a fun key to learn. what is funny? the thoughts everyone thinks and the life everyone lives is a direct result of themselves and their own hierarchy of values. you created this life, and are willing to endure the pain you go through to maintain your value system.
the "rich man and the eye of the needle" is/was a reference to a person who was rich and prosperous and thus perhaps had physical prosperity, in the form of a belly, may not physically fit through the place called the "eye of the needle". an entrance to a town that was thin. if your horse was also carrying lots of items you would not sqeeze through. funny how misunderstood that scripture is.
if money was imprtant to you, you would have it. those who do, bring out your values of spirituality, or family, or friends, whatever your values are. what your are emotionally "charged" about, you will continue to bring about so you can grow to your next level. it is life.