I think Envy and Money are the root of evil. Do you agree?

@nengs10 (3188)
Philippines
July 25, 2008 4:10am CST
I think that it's not only money is the root of evil. Envy, perhaps, serves a bigger cause as to why people tend to do bad things to others. Being envious to someone is already a mistake. But can we control ourselves not to feel envious at times?
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@chenmeiyi (973)
• China
25 Jul 08
Yeah,i agree with you.There are seven deadly sins in this world.They are called,envy,sloth,pride,wrath,lust,greedy,gluttony.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
25 Jul 08
Hello,nengs! In my opinion neither money nor envy are the root of all evils.rather the pride or ego of people is the root of all evils.thanx.
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@baddying (89)
• China
25 Jul 08
I want to talk about money. I don't think money is root of evil. Money is just an object which cannot become the root "consciously". Then why there are so many evil things happening because of it? The answer is human beings. The reason why money is symbol of evil in many people's mind is that human beings use it to do bad things. Many people are greedy for it and even commit crimes, but that does not mean money is bad; instead, it means these people are bad. So I say money is nothing to do with the root of evil. Whether it is "kind" or not depends on the mentality of users.
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@crazy286 (269)
• India
25 Jul 08
I dont know if money can 100% be root of evil or not but envy is. Many people might not be influenced by money, but envy does influence a lot.
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@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
money is not the root of all evil... it's the "Love of Money"... in the Bible, particularly in 1 Timothy 6:10, it states that "for the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil..." for it comes hunger for power, that comes with being rich. Money is just a thing / object. there's nothing wrong with it. but when it comsumes you to have more than what you have (monetary wise), then it becomes evil. here, you will do everything to acquire it even evil things!
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@siddiqali (632)
• India
25 Jul 08
Money is hardly the root of all evil. The blindingly insatiable desire for absolute power is perhaps a more qualified candidate. Greed would be a shoe in for second place. While money may seem the root of all evil to many, it behooves them to take a moment to define evil, and more importantly, the inevitable nature of money in modern society and throughout civilization.
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
Money per se is not the root of evil, since money is very essential in order to live in this world. It is the greed of having so much money is the root of evil. Envy... yes, I agree, it is one of the root causes of evil.
• Canada
1 Apr 09
Money itsself is not the root of all evil, it's the ideas of the people who posess the money. The money I have I use to live on, not to gain status in the world. I could have all the money in the world, and I would be happy living the modest lifestyle that i am living right now. I don't need to flaunt it. It's the people who flaunt their wealth that make money seem evil.