Is it unfair to note that our actual wealth, considering the advances in technology and the expanding social welfare network, means that most of us have never had to endure genuine economic hardship like our parents, grandparents and great grandparents? Some wealthy people, on the other hand, spend their whole lives in such fear of losing their money that they live at near poverty levels of functioning, comforted and sustained only by the number of digits that appear after the dollar signs on their bank statements. The Love of Money is A Root of All Kinds of Evil Paul does not say that money is the root of all evil. The relation does the difference. Many Christians exalt Christ to separate Him from the rest of us. I think we all agree on that. But He lived in poverty. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils, which some, stretching after, have been seduced away from the faith and have pierced themselves with many sorrows.
And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. The most literate, advanced, rich, and happy nations in the world and yet the least religious and most atheistic. It's a pretty poem -- that's about it. Your job is to steward it well. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. I read my bible quite often, probably more then you do.
They didn't chase riches, but God saw fit to give them riches. But its founded on Atheistic foundation. Why don't people create their own theories and ideologies instead of blindly following everything some self righteous so-called intellectual person gives them?? Also why everything begins in seed form and every seed brings fort after it own kind. The fact that people here keeps going on about how evolution is an theory is a reflection of the society we live in. There is much to learn about evolution. I hope I'm in a better mood before I die.
No clear-thinking, educated person would adopt a religion; this is why children are taken at a formative age and inculcate, and why the correlation of those in disenfranchised situations adopting extreme religious viewpoints is so strong. Luckily, thats not what most Bible readers conclude. In fact the biblical beginnings are almost irrelevant in the practice of religion and the rich cultures associated with them. We are all powerful and independent! Dawkins is certainly a member. I wholeheartedly agree that theories are useful and applicable. You must be generous and use the abundance God has given you to help the poor and advance the kingdom. Our growing should mostly take place in the Bible itself.
Still even with modern technology peoples perception of wealth, its distribution are off, better than the past, but still inaccurate. What is this 'truth' you are afraid of people not reaching? All Dawkins wants is to put religion in its place: history books. Th question is not about finding happiness it is about right or wrong, true and false. Maybe you think I am a idiot, but believe me. As far as evolution, I dont disbelieve it. This leads to many of us into becoming rhetoricians and sophists trying to make the case that those of us who do not worship wealth and deify dollars are simpletons or out of step with society.
But they do have to be careful not to be enticed by their riches into the love of money. Yes, evil has been committed in the name of religion but evil has also been committed in the name of science. He made us to live life, not hang out in million dollar social clubs, while wearing Christian name tags. I'd rather we come to an understanding through education, communication and cooperation. Or are these more of your conjectures passing for fact? Those who could read and write spent a lot of time on Him. Also, I believe humans always find a reason, excuse or confirmation to do bad, if that's what they want to do. Eros and Thanatos—Freud identifies two drives that both coincide and conflict within the individual and among individuals.
Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. They just want to make as much money as possible off the poor, keeping them poor and keeping the elite rich. I've read a little of the koran, just as I've read the bible and other religions' holy books, to try and broaden my understanding of why I so adamantly turned against organized religion so early in my life. If your riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. But this is different issue altogether. Facts themselves aren't as absolute as you would think. You will not find that definition anywhere.
Those that are such, give to Satan the opportunity of tempting them, leading them to use dishonest means, and other bad practices, to add to their gains. But the Bible makes an even stronger statement about the love of money. These kinds of questions help us reveal whether or not we love money. One way or the other, it's as unimportant and worthless as your opinions. If someone has solid evidence to show me otherwise, I'll gladly reassess my position, or if he convinces me otherwise in a personal conversation.
Its not just one person. This applies at least as much to the socialism of the poor as to those who seek to become rich. I never said that they were made up or that they had nothing to do with facts or theorems. Man projected value on to certain objects to use in a roughly objective way to aid in interactions. Well, he's not my favourite atheist either. Creationists often argue that evolution is only a theory and cannot be proven. Christians never joined that revolution.
Of course it's a lot easier to use religion and then point to it as the reason everything is bad and wrong, when in reality there's something wrong with the individual. We don't know either of us. But I have to disagree. If someone has solid evidence to show me otherwise, I'll gladly reassess my position, or if he convinces me otherwise in a personal conversation. Medicine has been withheld from people in the name of sound capitalist practices.