Dirty Money: Transactional Pagan Writings
Exploring Pagans and their relationship with that earthiest of earth symbols, money.
Pagan savings challenge, week eighteen: money and war
For this week, I pose the query: how is our relationship with money influenced by our relationship with war?
It's not an easy one to consider for Pagans. Some of us are devoted to gods of war, or otherwise acknowledge it as a fact of life, but many others work relentlessly for peace on this planet. My own relationship with war is complicated: my family was supported by work at a defense contractor when I was a child, so the Cold War put food on our table. I consider myself a proponent of peace, but I have a relationship with Ares. I also believe that population reduction is the only solution for the many problems facing humanity and the Earth, but no one has come up with a way to make that happen which is nearly as thorough as the horrors of war.
Money fuels war. Money also stops it. That's because money is a force, a means to an end, even though it is often thought of as an end in itself.
My week eighteen savings: $171, just over 10% ($18) of which I saved this week.
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