money is the root of all that is evil

money is the root of all that is evil


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    MonkeyHitman
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    The love of money is the root of all evil. *facepalm*

    Jonathantrott
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    That’s what I thought.

    Luminary
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    Luminary

    The answer is obvious: Because money is not evil. They just tell you that so you’ll let go of it.

    Mort
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    Mort

    (quiet, you fool!) 🙂

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca
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    You drive a Ford. Your argument is invalid.

    Korinthian
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    Oh, I know this one: to give it away and live in poverty, just like all Christians try to do.

    absent
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    “This planet has, or had, a problem, which was this. Most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small, green pieces of paper, which is odd, because on the whole, it wasn’t the small, green pieces of paper which were unhappy.” – Douglas Adams

    Luminary
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    Luminary

    As much as I love Douglas Adams, I was pretty annoyed by that paragraph. Very few people, if any at all, think that money will make you happy. You just need money to afford what actually makes you happy.

    Malta Soron
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    Hence, the movement of money.

    Drewder
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    Drewder

    Answer: they don’t. At least none that I’ve seen. Spent a large part of my teenage life going to various Christian churches. Money was not begged for. No one was pressured to give. The only sleaze-bag pastors I’ve personally seen were on TV. The pastors I’ve known genuinely cared about the poor and did not take exorbitant salaries. Sure, the plate was passed around every Sunday, but that’s because the same Bible that says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil also indicates that 10% of income should be tithed. Enough with these simplistic platitudes.… Read more »