Eschatology and Money

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 13, 2008 11:20am CST
it bothered me when gas pumps began taking credit and debit cards, with an incentive of saving a few cents for doing it. but now, I love the convenience of not having to get the children out of the car inorder for me to go in and pay for the gas...(better it would be that we still had full(?) service stations - a friendly face that deserves a tip. ------ It bothered me when online banking came about strong - but, now I use it - I like the convenience and the security of instant banking transactions online....the continual increase of postage fees are another incentive. ---------- It bothered me when my husband no longer received a check for his hard work - but instead got the option of debit card or direct deposit. .... but, direct deposit is easier, I do not have to make an extra trip into town to cash and deposit his check... --------------------------------------------------- sigh. is laziness and greed helping to bring about the end of money? it happened several decades ago that in the USA our money was no longer to be backed up with gold or silver. The federal reserve is not federally owned, but a private business. money now a days is not much more than a few digital facsimiles floating around in cyber space... not much tangible anymore. ---- It makes me sad It makes me nostalgic It makes me sorry for my participation It makes me a bit angry :/ ----- does it all tie in with Apocalypse 13:17?
2 responses
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Please explain to me how you think the above ties into "And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." I just don't see that whatsoever.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I am not that studied in Eschatology - but doesn't it have something to do with there will be no exchange of money?
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Eschatology is just the study of the end of the world. Still not seeing how your post connects to that bible quote though.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Feb 08
eschatology is the science of the end times - yes.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
17 Feb 08
I don't know about the end of the world but those things all meant the end of a job for one or two or possibly even three people for each position. I think it's as simple as bering about change - nothing ever stays the same and some changes are hard to get used to but we do it.