Is it a sin to be rich?
• 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
4 people like this
• 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.
3 people like this
• 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.
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!!!
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.
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
• 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.
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.
• 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 =========================================
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!