It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Money IS Actually The ROOT of All Evil

page: 3
12
<< 1  2    4 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 1 2018 @ 12:59 PM
link   
Quantification is the root of all evil.
Numbers are the root of all evil.
Counting is the root of all evil.
Collecting is the root of all evil.
Ownership is the root of all evil.

A few choices I've narrowed down for my new religion.




posted on May, 1 2018 @ 01:32 PM
link   
What if solutions to all those problems are being suppressed by people who lust for money?



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:29 PM
link   

originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: skunkape23


It is a unit of trade.


Greed = need for possession?

I would argue the most greedy people are those who get highly jealous of rich people, in reality they want what those people have and because they don't have it they assign some sort of evil status to the people who do. What if absolutely everything was free and abundant, would it still be greedy to want nice stuff? People intrinsically desire nice things which make them happy and make their life easier to live. Those who don't mind surviving on the bare minimum or even enjoy it are the ones who place less value in material objects or they realize wealth is earned and they are content living with less because it means less effort. If you view monetary success as a manifestation of evil then by default you're cutting yourself off from success when in actuality your dreams are in grasp if only you reach out to grab them. The first step is to stop thinking it's impossible.
edit on 1/5/2018 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 04:30 PM
link   
Evil is a necessary component of universal polarity.

Without evil there is no good. And vice versa.

So therefore the root of Evil is the existence of Good which defines what "Evil" is.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 04:33 PM
link   
a reply to: muzzleflash

Aye but its balance you are looking towards not disharmony

Evil is what occurs when situations/ideologies get out of kilter.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 04:55 PM
link   

originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: muzzleflash

Aye but its balance you are looking towards not disharmony

Evil is what occurs when situations/ideologies get out of kilter.



Isn't it strange that the word "Evil" sounds phonetically like "Eve ill" or maybe even "Eve fell" ?

I realize the accepted etymology appears to have no connection to "Eve", "ill", or "fell", but I do find this to be a very fascinating 'coincidence' because our concept of evil itself supposedly originates from Eve's decision.

And considering all of the hundreds to potentially thousands of fascinating etymology connections between words and their phonetics making bizarre connections throughout time across various cultures - I do believe there might be something to this 'coincidence' - though I am open to the idea that coincidences by chance can exist purely as a statistical occurrence because I've seen a few examples of it being purely random chance as opposed to actual historical roots that explain it in a more meaningful way.

So I'll say it's rather uncanny and also compelling, but I just don't see where it connects at this time. This is a challenging one.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 05:18 PM
link   
Greed isn't about money it is about control. And those who rail against the wealthy are typically your failed garden variety psychopaths of the same ilk. That is why they fixate on this human manifestation of the issue instead of the issue itself. It is why the new progressive left have basically created a market value system out of human beings, bypassing the game of control and getting more directly to the point. Which in my mind is even more evil than the psychopath that just fixates on the byproduct, money. Funny too that every where else in the world where they have put in these practices those elite "leaders" that claim to be against money always end up with vast amounts of it as the citizenry suffers. ::Cough:: Venezuela ::Cough::
edit on 1-5-2018 by sooth because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 08:46 PM
link   
To me the root of all evil is the lack of morality in general amongst a society.
edit on 1-5-2018 by CosmicAwakening because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 10:52 PM
link   
Money is an important linchpin in the web of relations between the elite and the masses; but it is, more specifically, a psychological feeling of "needing", which underlies the emergence of money. Maslow called this 'deficiency cognition'. It is an addictive surge which can become directed to many different things - but money is not any of those things: just a thing that mediates the self's ability to gain the pleasure that is really desired.

It is also a dynamical thing; a physical thing - because each of us are physical objects as the same time that we are embodied experiencing selves; we also intersubjectively modify one anothers being - we produce changes that ontologically require the 'others' and their multifarious input.

Not knowing this - ignorance - that, in my opinion, is the root of all evil.

Ignorance - not knowing how the self works - prevents us from recognizing that even money could be used advantageously, for good, in a way that everyone is taken care of (a society based in compassion) yet showing compassion as well to those of us who have ambition, curiosity, and an exploratory spirit.

I think its perfectly possible to have both these things. The former is socialism; the latter is capitalism. It is, of course, a complex apparatus; but it does something that neither capitalism nor socialism is able to do: provide as much pleasure for the maximal number of people. If the socialistic aspect was given precedence and priority (say, a 55/45 split), then nobody would be in poverty; drug addiction would be rare; and a general ethic of concern for the other would be commonplace.

It is ignorance of the self; biology; evolution - understanding that we only make sense in terms of the transformation of structure from the big bang onwards. If we understood phylogenesis (evolution of organisms up to us) and ontogenesis (how the human body evolves) we understand ourselves with an intense level of coherency, and the effect would be an intense liberation of many different sorts of energies within us - providing maximally for a consciousness that understands and respects the complexity of our selves - from the play based, the sexual based, to the morality and religious based; each self would be recognized as inherent sturctures within the biological patterns of our species evolution. These affects - these drives - are normal and healthy, so long as they don't harm others, implying tyhe central importance and significance of the golden-rule, the most obvious instinct that exists for the most obvious reason: to balance the geometry and relax the stresses moving through each physical system.

Compassion, whence liberated, will do wonders, I'm sure, for our species.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:44 AM
link   
a reply to: Akragon

I'd put it a bit differently: Using money as a measure of success (prestige and power) is the root of evil. Any other metric of success could become the same.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:48 AM
link   
The loss of our humanity is the root of evil imo



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 02:57 AM
link   
I haven't met the root of evil.
I have lived to regret screwing a few of his daughters.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 03:21 AM
link   
i urge people to consider world issues, not individual problems

the world turns on money and possession...

those that lack fall under the power of those that have an abundance

As the city/state/country... gains in money and possession, the citizens of said area seem to degrade because of those that govern...

collapse is inevitable

Errollorre's thread...




posted on May, 2 2018 @ 03:30 AM
link   

originally posted by: Akragon
i urge people to consider world issues, not individual problems

the world turns on money and possession...

those that lack fall under the power of those that have an abundance

As the city/state/country... gains in money and possession, the citizens of said area seem to degrade because of those that govern...

collapse is inevitable

Errollorre's thread...



That is a pessimistic view.
There is hope where there is will.
Do it or die trying.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 03:34 AM
link   
a reply to: Akragon

"Money IS Actually The ROOT of All Evil"

One might find it more illuminating so it from a the point of view that:

"Money IS Actually The MEANS of CONTROL

Its the one thing that binds everyone to the system which the super citzens control.

In the same way we are all bound to the system by reticulated electricity, gas and water. We are all dependant on what they own, for us to survive.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 03:34 AM
link   
a reply to: skunkape23

Nah...

Im just pointing in that direction brother

We will strive on... always

compared to times past the world is actually a pretty decent place, beautifully magnificent in its splendor... and horror

Though the citizens of the world will always be robbed by the ruling class...




posted on May, 2 2018 @ 03:37 AM
link   
a reply to: Azureblue


In the same way we are all bound to the system by reticulated electricity, gas and water. We are all dependant on what they own, for us to survive.


YES!

Where i live we literally make the electricity!!

Yet... We pay the highest rate for the S**t in all of North America...



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 04:39 AM
link   
a reply to: randyvs


So again your
attempt to fail scripture is above your thinking.


Lol wut?



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:02 AM
link   
a reply to: Akragon

Ya know that doesn't really sound the same
now as when I wrote it. IDK



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 06:12 AM
link   
a reply to: randyvs




new topics

top topics



 
12
<< 1  2    4 >>

log in

join