I was recently on a forum where someone mentioned that this bible parable "It is easier to fit a camel through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven" is actually referring to a place. They said that the "eye of the needle" was a gateway in to Jerusalem that was so narrow and small that a camel had to kneel down in order to enter. Therefore, Jesus' teaching is more literal than people think. If a rich man tried to enter the passage way, his camel would contain many possessions and couldn't fit but a poor man's camel would likely not even have a saddle and could fit easily.
Not sure if there is ANY truth to this but I found it interesting.