posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:27 PM
While I believe it to be true that we all have our shortcomings I find that the worlds wealthiest tend to personify the Bible's 7 sins on a degree
that many of us might not even be able to fathom. Now I am not a Christian, but I do believe that I understand why the sins listed in the Bible are
detrimental to the human race and detrimental to the self. Many here on ATS tend to dislike the rich with great passion, however; I can't say that I
see a reason for this. To me the rich live in their own personal hell.
Lust: So vein in their approach, they marry not for love and care not that those who marry them have done so for money and money alone. At the same
time they may understand this to a degree, they have fallen in lust with their own score card.
Greed: I probably don't have to explain anything here. The rich have dedicated their entire lives to the pursuit of more.
Gluttony: Personally, and you might disagree, I do not separate gluttony from Greed, I feel this is more about consumption than it is about food.
Never satisfied and much like the vampire stories we all know the rich are doomed to a life of feeding that black hole that cannot be filled with
things. Moreover the rich appear to view all as things, they see no people, only things to be owned and it is partly in this psychopathic ideology
where they made their folly on the path to happiness.
Sloth: You may not be aware, but in many ideologies sloth refers not to laziness, but in the procrastination of ones religious studies. To me this
does not mean studies regarding Christianity or Hinduism, but studies regarding the self and humanity. The search for ones shortcomings and the work
required to better them or use them to the benefit of the self and others. The worlds wealthiest have clearly been putting this off for if they had
not would they not have sought out happiness? If they had worked to understand themselves and relieve themselves of their own burdens would they
represent the 7 sins so well?
Wrath: Easily angered the worlds wealthiest command legions and will reign terror upon those that choose to disobey. When the rich see someone that
has chosen not their path they will make sure he is refused food and health care and housing. They will choke his source of income and in their fury
they may even seek to murder him, with the command of such riches they have what it takes to make it happen and get away with it. The rich falsely
believe themselves to be successful in life, though somewhere they know this not to be true, when they see someone shows them this falsehood in no
uncertain terms they seek not to accept it, but to deny it by any means necessary.
Envy: The rich are insanely jealous of one another for when one buys a yacht the other must buy a bigger yacht. Fearful of their own failure in life
they seek to play a never ending game of oneupmanship in the false endeavor to prove themselves worthy, to prove themselves better which leads me to
the next sin.
Pride: The rich believe themselves, or desire to believe themselves, as superior to those with less. They feel that they have accomplished more, but
it is in their so called accomplishments that they prove they have only sought the approval of others. Their so called accomplishments are tainted
with murder, lust and self doubt. They seek not to accomplish, but to prove themselves, where in truth they need prove nothing. They fear the
judgment of their peers as much if not more than the poor and this angers them to no end. Some call this little man syndrome, the rich seek to
conceal their failure at maturity with the high score. They see no equality and see no people, only things to be possessed by them. They hate the
poor, they hate that the poorest of the poor can find love where they can not.
Many here on ATS feel that the rich are in power or that the rich are in control. Many here feel that the rich have won some game, but I postulate
that the rich are among the worlds biggest losers. The proverbial corporate latter only appears to lead up, but in fact leads down. I find no reason
to hate the rich for they are in hell, a hell they created for themselves. The rich are some of the most punished and impoverished people on the
planet, starved of love, starved of happiness, starved of understanding. Their jealousy and judgment upon each other has warped and twisted their
minds, they are not in control of their own lives, the judgment of their peers controls them, their fear of inadequacy controls their every move. If
there truly is a death, the rich have found it.