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Gold is one of three precious metals, the others being Platinum and to a lesser extent silver. The main reason for their value is that they are rare.
The history of money spans thousands of years. Many items have been used as commodity money such as naturally scarce precious metals, cowry shells, barley, beads etc., as well as many other things that are thought of as having value. Modern money (and most ancient money) is essentially a token — in other words, an abstraction. Paper currency is perhaps the most common type of physical money today. However, objects of gold or silver present many of money's essential properties.
I don’t know what the way out may be, but it seems that a first step has to be for everyone to be able to conceive and hold in their minds an image of what it would be to live without money, and to try to find in their own lives how we might be. And I do wonder what it would mean for someone to begin right now to live according to that ethic. I mean, it’s impossible, because we live in a world where Money is God. But in the history of the world, it has been known for a God to Fall. Money could not be abolished without plunging the world into a Pol Pot-style nightmare-world in which the power taken away from money is given to a man. But if people could raise themselves to the kind of humanity which would be needed for us to live without money, then maybe it wouldn’t even matter whether money existed or didn’t. I mean, how could you tell anyway? All money is, is the way people behave, an materialised expression of the existing ethic.
–noun 1. the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe. 2. the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam. 3. ( lowercase ) one of several deities, esp. a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs. 4. ( often lowercase ) a supreme being according to some particular conception: the god of mercy. 5. Christian Science . the Supreme Being, understood as Life, Truth, love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Principle. 6. ( lowercase ) an image of a deity; an idol. 7. ( lowercase ) any deified person or object. 8. ( often lowercase ) Gods, Theater . a. the upper balcony in a theater. b. the spectators in this part of the balcony. –verb (used with object) god·ded, god·ding. ( lowercase ) 9. to regard or treat as a god; deify; idolize. –interjection 10. (used to express disappointment, disbelief, weariness, frustration, annoyance, or the like): God, do we have to listen to this nonsense? Use god in a Sentence See images of god Search god on the Web Origin: bef. 900; ME, OE; c. D god, G Gott, ON goth, Goth guth
A religious war is a war caused by, or justified by, religious differences. It can involve one state with an established religion against another state with a different religion or a different sect within the same religion, or a religiously motivated group attempting to spread its faith by violence, or to suppress another group because of its religious beliefs or practices. The Muslim conquests, the French Wars of Religion, the Crusades, and the Reconquista are frequently cited historical examples, especially in History Books.
Religion easily has the best bull# story of all time. Think about it. Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.-George Carlin
In the social sciences, the term government refers to the particular group of people, the administrative bureaucracy, who control a state at a given time, and the manner in which their governing organizations are structured. That is, governments are the means through which state power is employed. States are served by a continuous succession of different governments.
Without a government in place to help enforce rights, both natural rights and legal rights would be at risk. For example, Darwin put forth a theory called "survival of the fittest" that applies within the animal kingdom. In the animal kingdom, the weaker animals die out because they are either killed by the stronger animals or because they are unable to acquire the resources (food or shelter) necessary to live and procreate. In the human world, however, survival of the fittest doesn't apply because the government steps in to protect the rights of the weak. If there was no government, the strong could take the property and food of the weak. There would be no penalty for theft; in fact, no right to property ownership would exist at all, since that is a legal right created by the government. Those who couldn't stand up and physically defend themselves would thus have no place to live, no food to eat, and would die out. People don't believe this is right, and so they have created a government to prevent this from occurring. The government makes laws, and enforces those laws through socially sanctioned systems such as police and prisons. Even the weak are thus able to survive, reproduce and enjoy their natural and legal rights- because the government makes sure they can.