Is money really the root of all evil?

Can you prove itIs money really the root of all evil?

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  • It’s not. The scripture has always been misinterpreted. Go look at it yourself if you will.
    It says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil...”
    It means, “Don’t let it control you.”
    Too much of anything will take over you and isn’t healthy and can distract you from your main purpose in life.
    You get money to be able to have more control over your life but if you allow it to be all that you strive for then you will die alone.
    In reality it is just paper. We all agreed that it had a value to it so we can trade it for wants and needs. If we want and need money but forget even the reason why we want and need it then it is absolutely pointless and we lose the value of why we even wanted and needed it to begin with.
    It’s just that.
    It’s evil only because if we chase it it too fast then we run out of breathe and we have loved ones trying to reach out to us but we aren’t listening. They walk away and you die alone. What’s the point of living a life just chasing paper when what we want and need is for us to take the people you care on a trip or put food on the table?
    We get nothing if we just choose money all our lives.

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  • I don’t think so! There is people who have a lot of money and are doing productive things for humanity. I think being good, bad, decent or not is a choice, we do have that free will to pick a path.

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  • Many people leave out an important word in this proverb: love
    The love of money is the root of all evil.

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  • Greed and power, fueled by money is.

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  • Yes it's is, I lost my marriage over money, after 27 years of a happy marriage the type where everyone would say they wanted to have, my ex looked at our retirement and said to me we can live on this, it's only enough for one and I guess that's when she made the decision, I have tried to date women most of the time the first question I asked where do I work and how much money do I make, they asked what kind of car do I have, it shows how much money you make, they asked who I rent or own my own home, it also shows how much money you make, I won't date a girl it's only in the possessions and money it's after the first 30 questions at any one time if money is brought in I know they're not looking for me, your looking for a guys wallet it's really sad today you're either a cam girl taking a guys money, or a gold digger spending a guys money, women want to get paid more get recognition more be the head of the household but they don't want to pay they want to be paid can't have it both ways I have not yet that one girl that wanted to go the Dutch and the only reason was that we knew right up from the start we weren't going to date it was just we were hungry,

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  • No. Money is nothing but a unit of measure. Saying it's the root of all evil is like saying kilometers is the root of all evil, or degrees is the root of all evil. Kilometers is a measure of distance. Degrees is a measure of temperature. Money is a measure of production, resources, etc. Money by itself is worthless. It's only what it measures that has value.

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  • The actual phases is "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil" - and even that isn't entirely true.

    Money by itself is neutral, but prioritizing the acquisition of money above everything else is the root of a whole lot of evil.

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  • It's good and bad, you should know how to use it.
    Money can separate two people example in rich families and thats bad and on the other side money can help people like the poors one. You have to use your conscience so you can know what to do with it. It can be good and evil.

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  • No. The root of all evil is ego.. or ego which manifests itself via arrogance and pride.

    Money just happens to be one of the main engines which empower such people with ego and pride to perpetuate this cycle of injustice.

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  • No. People had other things that caused them to do bad things before money existed. The root of all evil is human nature as it isn't inherently good or evil and be molded wrongly and get terrible results which turns into the evils we know in the world.

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  • Not money, the LOVE of money.
    Money is necessary, it is power, it provides choice. And while it may not be everything it sure is far ahead of what's in second place. LOL
    Same can be said for sex.
    Money and sex are what make the world go 'round. ;)

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  • It's not specifically money but possession.
    Most crimes and wars evolve around materialistic things: Money, land or power which then again brings the former.

    Aside of that, the only other causes are opinions.. about either religion or politics.

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  • Currency such as money can breed evil into people.

    Make them do things they normally wouldn't do for it. While it's not the root of all evil it is part of it.

    People with money usually have other things such as status. Status also breeds evil and makes people believe that they are better than the rest of society based off the amount of resources they have.

    The amount of money anyone has will never outweigh the amount of humanity someone has.

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  • Money can be used for good or evil, but like the song says, don't let money rule ya.
    https://youtu.be/GXE_n2q08Yw

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  • yes the proof is all around you, people kill themselves for paper, gangs, mafias, cartels are all running on money, they sell drugs to people for money and harm others with those drugs, also the dark web is another example, you can pay a few thousands to see someone get killed any way you want, or buy child pornography or people being killed for organs, im not ganna say all evil is running on money but a big portion of it is so people can make a quick buck

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  • No. Money itself is a piece of paper (or number on a screen). The money has no power over anyone. It has no voice. Money can't walk up to you, have a conversation with you, and convince you to kill a classroom full of students.

    However, capitalism is the root of all evil because it's based on the greed of rich to be even more richer.. Occasionally, they might leave some bones for the poor..

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  • No! If anything money would solve my problems, lol.

    It is possible to be happy AND wealthy as long as you don't let wealth go to your head, or let others corrupt you.

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  • there is no "evil". there's just people that think differently to us. though i would say money somewhat disconects us from a certain "purpose" in life as in it doesn't "feel" like in order to survive we should sit in a cubical 12 hours a day. normally we would hunt and gather and the successfull pursuit of those things would enable us to survive, filling us with the feeling of accomplishment. money disconnects us from that.

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  • Yes it is and that's why a woman is better to stay at home as a housewife far away from money and the outside cruel world, so she keeps love and warmth a lot more powerful than money...

    When a wife kisses her husband on his lips when he comes back home from work, it worth hundreds of dollars

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  • I think of it this way, if there is an illuminati out there what they want is power and in this modern world money gets you power so money is a by product of greed.

    I can say I never gave much thought to the 7 deadly sins i mean murder seemed so much worse, but then i thought about all those cancer kids in hospitals and all those billionaires and yeah i can see it

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  • Money is the root of all evil, but it's also the root of all good. No hospital was ever built on good feelings and care, they where all built on cash.

    Money does not change people, money simply amplifies your pre-existing traits.

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  • No I am
    Then money

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  • Good One, hun... I used this a Year ago when I began my Second Play on FAMILY DYSFUNCTIONALS. xxoo

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  • No-- greed is the root of all evil. Money in and of itself doesn't do anything and not wanting it excessively doesn't hurt anything.

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  • No, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. It's in the Bible, people.

    Even that's not true. Evil existed before money.

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    • 10 d ago

      Notice it says "is", not "has always been". It's not talking about before they had silver or gold, etc.

    • 9 d ago

      @dandee55 True, but my point is still valid because the evils that existed before still exist today.

  • Matthew 6:24
    You cannot serve both god and mammon

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  • It’s the root of a lot of it, but essentially humans are the evil. Humans actively choose money over morality.

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  • If money is the root of all evil why does the church always ask for it?

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  • Nope, the root of all evil is envy of what others have.

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  • No. Money is just the middle man for the exchange of materials, and greed is greed regardless of what it is you choose to horde from others.

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  • Obviously not money causes a lot of happiness and fairness too

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  • No... the love of money is the root of all evil. Simply having money isn't evil.

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  • No, this is just something broke people say to rationalize their less than fortunate living situation. Money is powerful and sometimes people misuse power and let it get to their head. Sometimes people put down others just reach a position of power. All of those things are entirely dependent on personality and values rather than money itself though. I got a hefty inheritance that has literally changed my entire life. I've done nothing but help family and friends out and even bought my dad his corvette that he's been dreaming about since we were kids. Money is great.

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  • No, obviously not, but Scripture doesn't say that it is, either.

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  • More like greed and personal gain. Doesn't always have to me monetary.

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  • It is how you put your money to work if you do good things with your money or if you do bad things with it

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  • No. Having NO money is the root of all evil. Money is good.

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  • No not really.. it's human mentality responsible for all evil

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  • Well, it takes money to buy Food, Clothing, Pay Bills
    Yes it does seem to be the root of all evil.

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  • It causes a lot of evil, but it is a choice, people can choose to do good or evil

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  • Had any war been about justice 🙄 there you go. I proved it

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    • 10 d ago

      Has any hospital been built without money?

  • Lack of money is the base. Lust for money makes it worse.

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  • the love of money**

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  • No. It’s just human mentality

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  • money is the tool, not the cause

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  • Nope, people are

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  • Money itself isn‘t but the love of money is.

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  • no money is amazing lol

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  • Yes it is!

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  • Nope not all evil.

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  • Yes, money is the root of all evil.

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  • without a doubt

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  • Yes money is the root of all evil

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