Is it a sin to be rich?

@moneymind (10521)
Philippines
September 30, 2006 12:28am CST
what say you....
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• United States
30 Sep 06
i would not mind being rich just to find out. There are so many sins now adays. I would not mind this one at all.
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• United States
5 Oct 06
HI THERE,I AM 57 YEARS OLD AND I AM HANDICAPPED AND DISABLE, AND DIE OF CANCER. I ONLY RECIEVE $170.50 FROM SSI BENEFITS. I LIVE IN A RUNDOWN OLD MOBILE HOME. I HAVE NO MONEY, NO CREDIT CARDS OR BANK ACCOUNT. I MARRIED AT 14, HAD THREE BABIES AT 17, AND I WATCHED THEM ALL BURN UP IN A HOUSE FIREAT 19 YEARS OLD. I WAS BORN INTO POVERTY, I'LL DIE IN POVERTY. BUT I HAVE A MANSION WAITHING FOR ME. I'LL WALK ON STREETS OF GOLD, AND I'LL SEE THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES ME SO MUCH HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO DIE ON A CROSS. SURE I WOULD LIKE A LITTLE BIT BETTER HOME, AND JUST ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY BILLS AND EAT ON. BUT I KNOW IF IT'S GODS WILL, THEN I WILL RECIEVE IT, IF HE DON'T, THAT'S FINE FOR ME. MONEY DOESN'T MAKE YOU HAPPY. TRY IT YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS. YOU GO BROKE, TELL ME HOW MANY FRIENDS ARE STILL BY YOUR SIDE.SO NO I DO I REPEAT IT I DO NOT WANT TO BE RICH. BUT IF I HAD MILLIONS, THEN I COULD SURE MAKE A LOT OF POOR LITTLE KIDS HAPPY. IT'S COMING THANKGIVING AND CHRISTMAS , JUST THINK OF ALL THE LITTLE CHILDREN WHO WILL GO HUNGRY, AND AT CHRISTMAS, NO TREE NO FOOD NO GIFTS. I CAN HONESTLY SAY, I AM BLESSED.LADYBUG557
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• United States
5 Oct 06
I think your feelings are hurt somewhere. I do know for Thanksgiving and christmas no child should go hungury. I myself and my daughter went to plenty of those church dinners at the homeless shelters. so this is just no so correct. last year my gifts were all brought to NY. So I could have christmas with my mom. my daughter and I went to the soup kitchen where we use to eat. So that we could see people we had not seen in a year. I hope all goes well for you and your not in pain. I recieved your pm and will look into it. I hope you enjoy your day.
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• United States
6 Oct 06
SASSY557 HERE, I'M TRULEY SORRY FOR YOUR SITUWATION. I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU. I'VE LIVED IN POVERTY ALL MY LIFE AND I HAVENOTHING EXCEPT GOD.I DON'T HAVE THE BEST TO EAT, BUT GOD FEEDS ME. I LIVE IN A RUNDOWN MOBILE HOME,AND I GET $170.50 FROM SSI BENIFITS. I'M HANDICAPPED, DISABLE, 5 HEARTBLOCKAGES, AND CANCER. SO PLEASE DO NOT BE AFFENDED. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU, AND MAY THIS CHRISTMAS AND THANKGIVING BE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. AGAIN I AM SORRY.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
No. Being rich is not a sin, being greedy and coveting is... you can have money without being greedy or coveting and use the money for good things and to improve the world. There's no sin in that.
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
28 Oct 06
very good way of putting it, a plus rating for you here. thank you for participating. greetings. : )
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@drilyas (843)
• Pakistan
30 Sep 06
no
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• United States
5 Oct 06
HI THERE, IN MY BELIEF, I DO THINK ITS A SIN TO BE RICH. HOW CAN ANYONE BECOME RICH EXCEPT THEY CHEAT, LIE, AND STEAL, AND THE POOR IS ALWAYS THE ONES THEY HIT. SASSY557
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@brett80 (190)
• Australia
6 Oct 06
I disagree. I make my money buy helping other people to become wealthy. You wouldn't believe the resistance people give me when i say that i can actualy help them make money!
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@brett80 (190)
• Australia
6 Oct 06
Plus , who do you reckon gives more to charities. I heard that ill gates has given over a billion dollars to various charities.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
I don't think it's a sin to be rich. It just depends on what you do with your money & how you act after you become rich. I would love to be rich. LOL
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
i say every one do want to become rich and you are right, it really depends on how one does manage riches. a + rating for you and thanks for participating. greetings. : )
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• United States
26 Oct 06
Thank you! I appreciate the plus. Greetings to you as well. :)
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
looking forward for more responses from you on other discussions. thanks a lot. greetings. : )
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@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
26 Oct 06
not a sin, unless you done something sinful to get rich....
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
alright. thank you for your input. greetings. : )
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
26 Oct 06
no problem :)
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
enjoy your time.......... greetings. : )
• India
30 Sep 06
no its not cos if u r rich u have all the comforts then u dont have time to think whether its sinful or not
• India
6 Oct 06
i agree with him once u have a lot of money u will not sit steady anywhere and u will always trying to spend them and if spending what u have hard earned is a sin then everyone is a sinner
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@shilpi (390)
• India
7 Oct 06
I go.............with My Friends moneymind, mohit2006 .
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• Philippines
14 Oct 06
moneymind, in the passage, it isn't said there that the rich are condemned ;)
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• India
22 Oct 06
Not at all.. Its not sin to be rich! but it is sin to be rich by wrong means & its sin to be rich if you can't help the needy. But basically.. simply being rich is NO SIN!!
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
you are right there. a good rating for you and thank you for participating. greetings. : )
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
oohhh yeah... i almost forget..... what's the next on your invention list mr. mad scientist....... he he he he .... nice picture.... greetings. : )
• India
26 Oct 06
Hey thanks!!
• Australia
6 Oct 06
it is a sin to be filthy rich and to not use it for good, only greed!
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
7 Oct 06
filthy greed, huh!!! greetings. : )
• Australia
8 Oct 06
hehehehe hi money.....just get so angry seeing all these big stars saying wowo the poverty is so bad in this place and that place, and yet they still spend millions each year on absolute crap!!! If they had aeven a 10th of their money sent of overseas to the countries that need it....well thousands of celebrities, millions of dollars each.....I just think it could make a heel of difference to this world!!!
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
9 Oct 06
certainly it would, it would. and probably help in decreasing poverty related crimes....... greetings. : )
• India
30 Sep 06
NOT at all a sin to be rich but if it is not made by proper means then definitely a sin. becaus money made by cheating others is not gud,be true and earn and be rich thats the way it should be :)
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• Philippines
14 Oct 06
the government moneymind, the government.
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
17 Oct 06
anyabelle, damn... the government indeed.... how could i pass the greedy politicians.... greetings. : )
• India
4 Jan 07
need to think
@anthrax (383)
• India
26 Oct 06
ya
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@denax1 (708)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Do you say that because you're jealous?
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
29 Oct 06
really.... thanks for your reply. greetings. : )
@ishavasyam (1802)
• India
26 Oct 06
Not at all...ofcourse it all depends upon ur mental equilibrium...if despite of all riches u r able to perceive the pains of other person and r ready to help others...it is a virtue...thats what me thinks
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
27 Oct 06
wow... mental equilibrium thats some thing new to me, right you are there. a plus rating for you. thank you for your input. greetings. : )
• India
27 Oct 06
hi...thanks for the compliments...after getting so much feedback what is the insight u have drawn upon on ur quest for knowledge ? Now I m curious to know..
@meowi777 (270)
• Austria
26 Oct 06
Being rich itself is not a sin or working hard to be rich. If you get rich from robbing a bank, corruption etc. then that is a sin.
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
27 Oct 06
you are right, a positive rating for you here. thank you for your participation. greetings. : )
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@meowi777 (270)
• Austria
27 Oct 06
Thankyou thankyou!!:D A good treatment will get the same treatment back.. here's a + for you too.
@Priyar (7)
26 Oct 06
In my opinion, It is definitely not a sin to be Rich. I believe that the sin is "The Love of Money", and not that you live in a financial overflow. So, be who you are, I presume that you are an honest, respectful, non judgemental, with integrity, kind of person. As long as you have good values and morals, I dont see any sin in you living your life to the fullest, and enjoying the Blessings that God has bestowed upon you. Have a great life.
@Sezara (169)
• United States
26 Oct 06
That was very well put. It's about morals and values, not the cash so enjoy it all I say.
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
27 Oct 06
amen to that, your opinion is right and a positive rating for you. thank you for your participation. greetings. : )
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
26 Oct 06
It is not a sin to be rich depending on how you got that way. If you did unethical things to get there, then yes it is a sin. But if you got there by hard work, then it is not a sin to be rich.
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
27 Oct 06
hard earned riches is a good comfort, a positive rating for you. thank you for your input. greetings. : )
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thank you very much and greetings to you too :)
@1346795 (808)
• Greece
6 Oct 06
I think that it depends on the way that you became rich. And of course if you are ready to help someone who needs you. And when i say "you" i mean your money.
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
7 Oct 06
the way to become rich.... hhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... greetings. : )
2 Jan 07
I tend to agree with 1346795 moneymind. And currently being £31,000 [about $62,000], in Debt, I'd Sure Love to be Rich ! But, not just for myself ! In my own Discussion "trying to make a difference", I explain how a good friend has helped me, by benefactoring me into an autosurf program, that has proven to be honestly - and effectively - run. And how I've built up the initiallly benefactored $5, plus a $5 bonus upgrade unit given for upgrading from a free member, and have built this up to a member level of $275, getting me $5.50 [this has since gone up to $280, getting $5.60 as of surfing today] ! And, as I'm now in a position to cash out daily and upgrade daily, I guess I could simply do just that ! But, I've got Bigger dreams ! So, I'm offering to do as was done for me, using earnings from every other day, to upgrade / benefactor folk into my downline. But, my overall paln is to - eventually - earn enough and become Wealthy enough, to be able to start helping those who cannot even afford to get started on the internet. And, so, give them a chance to change their lives for the better ! This is My Dream ! This is My Goal ! And if it's a sin to be rich, so I can make My Dream become Real . . . Then I'm a Sinner ! And Proud of it ! Danny, Mousehunter
@Riazor (96)
• Italy
5 Oct 06
No, it'a sin to misuse
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5 Oct 06
I agree to that!
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
6 Oct 06
and a waste to misuse.................. greetings. : )
@labatt113 (401)
• United States
30 Sep 06
I should clarify greed is a sin yes but what is greed? Are you greedy if you make loads of money or you are a penny pincher? No greed is where you push the moral line of making or getting money. Will some be hurt at your expense? Like if I own a company and have an upper hand in hiring people fulltime for wages that no one could relly live on? Well it gets complicated because you must consider that you will not pay an a person a CEOs wages to do a dishwasher job BUT with less knowledge comes less many things and if you can take advantage of them well this is when greed comes in. With anything financial you must be JUST and fair. To be just and fair you most not only recogonize the legal law but a moral law judged by yourself. If you don't follow a moral law set forth by a holy book like Talmud etc than youmust simply recognize when you are trying to justify something. When you have to look for justifaction this is when you know your in the wrong. If justifaction is not there in front of you than it is not just. I hope that makes sense to you.
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• Philippines
14 Oct 06
two thumbs up for this answer :)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Great answer! I agree with a "second the motion" statement. I also think that being rich is not necessarily sinful as long as it is hard earned cash that you keep in your bank. What is sinful is the money is from illegal activities or acquired illegally. It is also a sin to win it thru gambling. Greed is another thing altogether. It is another sin, and one can be greedy without being rich. These are the people that always feel that he should have all the money in the world, regardless of what level financially he is in.
@owlwings (39593)
• Cambridge, England
28 Dec 06
No, it's not a sin to be rich. It is a sin to make your money by taking advantage of others to their detriment but as long as your wealth is earned by your own efforts and the intelligence that God gave you, there is nothing wrong. Many people will say "Money is the root of all evil." but they are misquoting! The correct saying is: ========================================= THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL =========================================
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
right you are with that thing.. greetings. : )
@susanyip (323)
• China
3 Nov 06
no, i don't think so
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@dlmo3d (75)
• Australia
3 Nov 06
it all depends hay is it running you or are you running it
• Luxembourg
1 Nov 06
I don't think it's a sin to be rich. I think it depends on the way one gets rich! If one gets rich by cheating or stealing or pulling somebody else down and make him bankrupt, that's far from being a fair way! If it is my working hard and have a growing business, that's not the same. This business will need some other workers to grow further, so new workers etc, that creats work, which is far from being bad. There are also some rich persons who do not know what to do with their money... If I were one of them, I think I would help the ones that need money to eat and to have a home. But that's on everybody's nature!
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
this world would be of really fine place to live if only those rich people would be having a nature like yours. thanks. greetings. : )