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Love of Money is the Root of All Evil

The thought for the day is taken from the Bible. Most people think that the quote is "Money is the root of all evil," which of course totally serves those who wish you to feel guilty if you are well off (or wish to be), and would prefer that everyone be poor and afraid--and serving those who aren't.

For those of you who are skeptical and want to look it up for yourselves, the full quote is in 1 Timothy (Timotheus) 6:10. "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." The next two verses go on to say, "Shun that, o man of God, aim at integrity, godliness, faith, love, stedfastness, modesty." And so on. It doesn't say that being rich is bad; it says that in striving for wealth, for some, those things that are important can fall by the wayside, leading to evil deeds that stem from bad choices.

Such as those done by people in our country for whom these verses were meant. For a discussion of the banking system in the United States--all of it true, some of which may be news to you, all of which is eye-opening stuff, see


Thomas Jefferson is quoted on that site as saying,

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

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