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b2ap3_thumbnail_money2.jpgThe love of money is the root of all evil. 

It’s enough to live the simple life. 

It is better to give than to receive. 

You need money to make money. 

Money isn’t that important. 

 

Most of us grew up with these sayings, especially if we grew up in a Christian household. Christianity has some interesting ideas about money that includes the idea that rich people are less likely to be good people. And in the ancient world, perhaps that was more likely to be true. It was more difficult to become wealthy then, and wealth was far more likely to be acquired or destroyed by violence than it is now. Religion was tied up in well-being. The gods of the conquerors were assumed to be in the right because they were stronger, which certainly left the conquered people the poorer. That being said, there is nothing in Paganism that suggests that money itself is evil.

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  • Mariah Sheehy
    Mariah Sheehy says #
    I agree self-defeating attitudes are very common & counter-productive among Pagans. I think the "it's good/more virtuous" to be po
  • Selina Rifkin
    Selina Rifkin says #
    I think your point about Pagan's identifying with starving artists is a fair assessment. I have little familiarity with churches t

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