- Aug 19, 2019
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Money is not evil.
LUST FOR money is.
LUST FOR money is.
I have not spoken against weed in this thread, and I am all for ending American marijuana prohibition at the federal level. I'm not against reasonable consumption of alcohol either, or against buying useful consumer goods, or responsible use of prescription medicines, or having a car or house.While true, moral righteousness does not need to equal not having money to spend.
Saying 'you cannot take it with you with you die' completely ignores that people often accumulate wealth so their kids will have it after they are gone, not so they can take it with them to the afterlife.
Equating money with evil is partly the reason commie arguments get so much traction; commie philosophy is not so different from Christian dogma as either would like to acknowledge.
That's the thing, people do make a living and retirement off that stuff while using it, and not just the people who directly make those products making a living off them. I've met and worked with plenty of upright people in the legal weed industry, and more than a few vets, wand it is one of the few areas of new economic growth in a lot of towns.
There are plenty of towns in rec states where the first new business to open in a small, seemingly dying town in decades is a dispensary. Which will pull more business to a town, because people may want to shop for other things before or after they get their weed.
Weed grows also regularly have to call on HVAC/electrician/fire code/plumber services, as do breweries/distilleries, and pharma plants.
I mean fucking Willie Nelson has his own weed brands, as does Snoop, and how many celebs have done spots for beer companies or pharma brands?
Then where is the line?I have not spoken against weed in this thread, and I am all for ending American marijuana prohibition at the federal level. I'm not against reasonable consumption of alcohol either, or against buying useful consumer goods, or responsible use of prescription medicines, or having a car or house.
What I am against is the 'consoomer' mindset in which, because there is nothing other than consumption of things which may be purchased, money becomes a fake god.
Money makes the world go round, and money is (usually) a universally agreed upon value that bartering chickens for goats doesn't have.When it consumes your life
As the good book says, the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.
The line is is where a man starts loving money instead of loving people and God. There's no dollar value or equivalent gold or bitcoin value, it's not about how much -- it's about how a man views it. I can actually (lol) vouch for the existence of a man who earns a lot but does not love money, he doesn't live large or build his life around it, he gives much of it to those who need it (charity) and saves it against future need (prudence).
To elaborate on what others have been saying:
Money absolutely does not make the world go round, that attitude is a usurer's wet dream.Money makes the world go round, and money is (usually) a universally agreed upon value that bartering chickens for goats doesn't have.
While true, money is the only practical way (barter is impractical, certainly not over the scale of a tiny village at most) to exist as more than a hunter-gatherer, or maybe a toiling farmer at best.Money absolutely does not make the world go round, that attitude is a usurer's wet dream.
Money does not grow anything. Money does not build anything. Money does not think anything. Money does not do anything. If these things are not done, money is in fact utterly worthless... and money can't do any of these things, only people can. Money is a convenience for trade, no more and no less.
Try buying food when food has not been grown and see how far money gets you.
It is not the promise of a gold coin or green paper that encourages any healthy man to work, it is the promise of earning goods and services. Money is not equivalent to goods or services, it is strictly a temporary agreement, and one which has often ended abruptly. See: Argentina, Zimbabwe, and many, many others.While true, money is the only practical way (barter is impractical, certainly not over the scale of a tiny village at most) to exist as more than a hunter-gatherer, or maybe a toiling farmer at best.
I agree that "falling in love with money" for its own sake is deeply unhealthy to both the individual and society, but hating money is equally stupid. Money doesn't grow anything by itself, but it sure as hell encourages people to grow more than they otherwise would, and a lot more besides.
While I do not approve of the death penalty, at the very least that entire school board needs to be charged with aiding and abetting that rapist.Here is a perfect example of why these communists deserve the rope:
>"Trans boy" rapes girl in school bathroom
>Girl's father arrested at school board meeting for talking about it
>They refuse to address it, afraid of it "impacting" the school's "Transgender and Anti-Racist" reputation and policies
>Gag order placed on dad.
>He is used as example of "domestic terrorism"
>"Trans boy" allowed back to school, promptly rapes again.
And here we have someone acting out like the ancient stereotype of being a Jew obsessed with money. Can you not insult your fellow posters faith unless you are ok with having yours insulted?Fuck me, the Christian zealots here are parroting lines that could've come straight from the mouth of AOC or any of the other progressive commies. Horseshoe theory in action.
Don’t worry I respect the rights of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus and other serious religions to worship their faith in peace. I obviously think Christianity is right, but I do respect other peoples and faiths for the good they do.'hides gold sweats nervously'