[ExI] relationships with money, was: RE: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 152, Issue 3

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed May 4 18:32:12 UTC 2016


On 4 May 2016 at 18:50, Dan TheBookMan  wrote:
> The Bible quote is usually translated as the _love_ of money is the root of
> all evil. But that's in one epistle. I would think Christian theologians
> wouldn't home in on money, but probably pride or denial of god -- or
> something like that being truly the root of all evil. (My guess. I'm neither
> a Christian or a theological expert.)
>

Best translation:-
1 Timothy 6:10    For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil.

As with all quotations (Bible, et al.) context is needed to get at the
original meaning.
Paul was giving advice to Timothy about early preachers who were
teaching that if you followed Christianity God would reward you and
make you wealthy in this life. Paul was opposing this teaching and
emphasising faith and love and spiritual rewards. Seeking money was
descriibed as leading people astray from the faith.


BillK


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