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The Dangers of MATERIALISM For the love of money is the root of all evils… 1 st Timothy, Ch. 6, v.10 The Holy Bible The guy who dies with the most toys wins!
Definition: Materialism preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. Theres nothing wrong with wanting money and possessions, thats normal, but…Theres nothing wrong with wanting money and possessions, thats normal, but… When the desire to own blinds you to the welfare of the world around you, then there is a problem! Come back, dont forget to buy your stuff
Danger #1 - Selfishness When the welfare of the self is more important than the welfare of the whole, then the self has forgotten that he or she is part of the whole, too! Its mine all mine and I dont care who I have to walk on to get it!
Danger #2: Exploitation American jobs are outsourced to countries where poor people, even children, are paid little better than starvation wages to better corporate profits, better known as the bottom line. Rejoice – cuz theres so much cheap child labor in the world! The Bottom Line
Danger #3- Power corrupts… When you use your official position to better yourself and your cronies at the expense of the people you are supposed to be taking care of, there is a major problem! Democracy, my sweet ass, we want the damn oil!
Danger #4 – Environmental Disregard When the pursuit of material gain in the interests of the economy, cause irreparable harm to the ecosystem in which the economy exists, then great harm is done, not only to the world, but, ultimately, to the economy itself. Legacy of the Exxon Valdez
Danger #5 – Deceit & Lies When, in the interests of National Security or some other equally fatuous pretext is used to protect or aggrandize the economy, and the people are systematically lied to, then the moral fiber of the state is greatly weakened. Let us out! We want to tell the truth!
Danger #6 – Spiritual Degradation When the worship of money and ill-gotten gain replace the quest of the soul for the Holy Spirit, then does the Soul of Man & Woman suffer accordingly… Let us worship at the altar of the Almighty Buck!
The Greatest Danger The physical plane is not ultimate reality, it is but a daydream in the mind of the Goddess which causes the illusion of the pageant of existence. To give it credence as reality, is to deny the Reality which truly caused it to occur. The soul suffers accordingly… Forget Her, wheres the money?