Since the dawn of man there’s been a form of currency whether it was bartering with products or services or the actual creation of currency…money has always made our world go round. Was bartering evil? Was the creation of currency evil? I say no to both of these. How the money is/was used is what matters in my opinion.
Without money people in need couldn’t be helped. When you donate food to a foodbank you bought the food with money. Billions of dollars are given to charities every year with the U.S. being the most giving country in the world. How can money or the pursuit of it be evil when it’s necessary to help the disadvantaged? The fact is socialism can’t exist without capitalism and the reverse isn’t true; Bernie Sanders doesn’t understand this.
It’s easy for democrats to demonize people who are rich (a relative word defined by our politicians), when the mass of voters aren’t wealthy. But the fact is the greatest contributors for those in need are some of the wealthiest in the world like Bill Gates and the Koch brothers. They certainly aren’t evil just because they’re rich are they?
Is money the root of all evil…no there are plenty of “roots” to evil. Is the pursuit of money evil? No. If we didn’t have people pursuing money the world would actually be a worse place.
I hope this post gets you thinking and that if you did think there was merit to the old saying that: “money is the root of all evil” that you’ll give it a second thought.