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Root of all evil, Satan or Money?

  1. Castlepaloma profile image22
    Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago

    I thought money was the root of all evil, then how can Satan be the source of all evil also? God is always broke and needing money from the churches and Government, where dose Satan gets his support money?

    Bible has 7 time greater discussion about money than they do about Heaven and Hell combine, why is it that? Most people are killed in the name of God than anything else? One predominate religious country calls their enemies demons, and the other side vise versa demons, did Satan make them do it? 

    What OR Who do we blame most of our recent wars on, Oil, Money or Satan OR on an all loving God?

    My thoughts are greed and brainwashing, what’s yours?

    1. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      None of the above. People are to blame. Their choices make them responsible nothing else.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Penny

        So it's all about choices and responsibilities.

        The Government can not match the money and lawyers of the greedy rich.
        What if the greedy is the worst addiction ever and has the power over and stands between the people and the Government's greater happiness. It’s liked a one ton mean gorilla in the room.

        Should we pretend not to even notice him and fear the Gorilla always, or do something about him?

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          A biblical term for such a gorilla  is ... Beast.

        2. pennyofheaven profile image82
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Greed is more about what an individual or government fear...and that is...  lack of never having enough things, or power over,or power to do. It is hard therefore for those of us who have been programmed that there is more lack rather than abundance.  If we observe nature, it never worries that there is not enough sunlight or rain. It survives some of the harshest conditions because that is they way it is designed. We too can survive the harshest conditions. Like nature though, there are cycles where there is excellent conditions to thrive in. We too are given these conditions.  Like most cycles however they do end.

          There are cycles though where we are given much to be grateful about. Instead we want for things that we often don't need to live a happy and fruitful life. What we want and what we need are two very different things.

          Nothing has power over oneself unless we give them that power.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image22
            Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            In North America, a wealthy continent, finance has over power even our environment. The average person is 3 weeks away from bankruptcy and average person dies at $30,000 in dealt. Capitalist very rich, they own most of the best land, they owned the banks and own most of people’s choices of freedom of the products they bye and most people are owned by their own homes.  Like debtor slavery, a few people, like me know how to work around it and do not allow themselves to be owned.

            Finally Capitalism is a huge issue at the UN

            1. pennyofheaven profile image82
              pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sadly financial intelligence was rarely if ever taught. It is however becoming more common. Whilst limited choices is not a bad thing in my view. Gaining financial intelligence is always great to learn! Limited choices can also help one to realize that the true riches in life are priceless and cannot be purchased, bartered or sold. So when one has this realization together with financial intelligence the world is your oyster, so to speak.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image22
                Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                penny

                Well, the best things in life are free, true.

      2. fits3x100 profile image61
        fits3x100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey there Castlepaloma!
        I think Mamon was the reference Jesus used...and I have read that as greedy self interest. It is a shame that people throughout history have discovered that if they put "God's side" on their banner... they have no shortage of recruits! Especially if they tell you that they alone have a handle on God's wishes...and if ya'all will fight for him...he'll fight fer ya'all !
        War's are fought for profit. Yes, some had worthy causes attached to them, but, ultimately they are about money....mamon...greedy...self...interest...
        or the eastern version...HATE!!! (which still requires some pretty hefty greedy self interest eh?
        Many many honorable young folks have died, are dying, and will die, for purposes less than God's.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The word Momon was either slang for douche bag or did you mean money.
          Most people do not like war, greed, or government corruption. Some how they keeps getting sold, and brainwashed tooled by over capitalism
          Being artist and one who can not live a lie, find these topics do not make me popular at first, and then some people change, like your self, who gets it. Then after enough time, people change things and energy creates energy for the power of the people.

          1. fits3x100 profile image61
            fits3x100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Castlepaloma, mamon has come to be described as any "thing" a man puts before God. Money, sex, power,...in short when he puts himself before his Creator. Interestingly it is not used to described the condition of non-believers...it appears to be reserved for those of us that believe.
            De Tocqueville noted that the only way for the American  form of self government to work...was for American self control and adherence to it's biblical morals to continue unabated...
            If I love to make coffee....and I really love to serve my coffee to people...I  can make a go of it in a capitalistic setting. The consumer will vote yea or nae and I will succeed or fail. Perfect. But, if I add something poisonous and addictive to my coffee...ruin my competition...buy them out...create my own driven dynasty? Well then, I am no better off than any other non market driven model. Greed has destroyed the perfection....
            I guess I find myself more desirous of God's power in my life than my own as I age... I've  seen the destruction that even a basically good man like myself can create left to his own devices...

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              fits3x100

              What I do not understand is the whole hierarchies system of order of rank, grade, class, etc, full of conditional that separates our love from each other. God is just a word; it the behavior in the hierarchies system that fights over a super natural God, that's what really concerns me.

              Most people in the world can not love the one and only God you subscribe to and it will never happen.

              What most people can do is love themselves, first, in order to love most people, if not all people on earth.

              Then Satan and Money become secondary.

              1. fits3x100 profile image61
                fits3x100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Castlepaloma, Indeed. I guess that's why I subscribe to this faith. I know, left to my own devices I will eventually place myself above someone else...As I understand it, God is no respecter of rank or human position. I'm trying before I die, to learn to Love irrespective of conditions...hehehe... some days better than others...
                I coach High School Sports, and try to help kids learn to be the best them ...they can be. Not so they can Lord it over others, but rather so they can learn the skills they need to serve others. I try to highlight motives. Why we do what we do often says more than what we do...
                A very good friend describes the phases of faith as 1) Justified. This is the point where I agree to turn my will over to my Creator . 2) Sanctified. The journey through the rest of my life, struggling to make good on that promise!  I know I'll get it right when I shed my skin!
                Greed is simply one of the myriad of ways in which men choose what they want rather than what is right. I have to agree that a lot of evil has been done by men in God's name... I guess I just can't blame him for that. Blaming doesn't really solve anything anyway...so, I just do my best to do the right things...a tiny contribution indeed... but, it's a start!

                1. Castlepaloma profile image22
                  Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I think, what ever works for you, humans are creatures of perferences too.

                  I feel I'm a co creator with God and find unconditional love in envisioning everyone as God and everything as God

                  Or course some super natural God believer comes down and judges me as demonic thinking because I don't discriminate or I'm not against anything, just not for some things.

                  1. fits3x100 profile image61
                    fits3x100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    hehehe...Gandhi once told the Pope, that he liked very much your Christ...it is your Christians that I do not understand.

                    I believe similarly that God is "in" every thing, and can't deny the idea of shared energies.

                    As long as you and I are wearing skin, God's judgment will more often come in the form of a still...small...voice, than Hell fire and brimstone!

    2. Onusonus profile image85
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Bible says the love of money is the root of all evil. money is an inanimant object.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes and who has the love. People.

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        awesome77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I beg to disagree! For the lack of money is the root of all evils

        1. pennyofheaven profile image82
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How so?

        2. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          awesome
          I agree, that you disagree; money has the least to do with happiness.

          Onusonus
          The bible has many  contradiction about money.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes and it had something about Jesus getting mad when they were gambling.... Seems money drives people to do some strange things..I don't so much think though it was about the gambling. It might have been because it was in a temple if I remember correctly.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Now look at the Vatican, today

              1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Look at the Vatican when they killed heaps of people. History of the Vatican is not very pretty.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image82
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think man is the root of all things evil.  Why do we need to blame our actions on a mythical creature, or spendable commodity?  Why is it so hard to pinpoint the blame on, where the blame is do?

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think your right

        I like to explore why people obsess over Satan and money. I may never understand why they do. It's healthy enough to share awareness of the topic anyways

    4. Smilesz profile image61
      Smileszposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think Money is the root of evil and Federal Government is the devil why? Why do you think we have social class? And why ONLY the Upper class and people that's part of the "Royal blood" are the ONLY people that has more power than us?  why? because they have Money; and the Government regulates it by Tax. And guess who get taxed the most in this Society, the Middle Class. THE HARD WORKING PEOPLE , the NORMAL PEOPLE. No matter what your job is. You can be a Doctor or a Nurse you will always be a Middle Class you know why? cause government controls us, they know that Doctors get paid a lot, so what do they do with doctors? they have to have a Malpractice Insurance, and they get taxed a lot more. and without their jobs they are nothing. So basically they are just part of the Upper Middle Class. Why do you think going to College is expensive? Cause Knowledge is Power. They want to restrict people from gaining Power. So, to sugar coat this they build FAFSA, "okay you can go to school and gain Knowledge but you still owe me, you have to work hard and pay me back when you're done with school" BAM! that's how they get us. Another thing listen to this : "Okay so now that you're making money I know that you would want to live in a better house" BAM there's goes your Mortgages. "you know you have to pay for that too so you can be able to have a good house and you can start living "the good life" . Okay so to be able to do that we need Money; but we are only human that's our weakness we just want a good life. So the whole time since after you graduate your paying for your debt till you retired, and yes if your smart you'll invest on 401k and some other BS so then when your 68 YEARS OLD you don't have to worry about money. BAM! where does our tax goes? WAR ON DRUGS! which one is it SPECIFICALLY!? Marijuana, THE GOVERNMENT SPEND MILLIONS ON DESTROYING THE NATURE!!!!!!!! and guess what? EVERYTHING WE PUT IN OUR BODY are DRUGS!!!! EVERY PAIN MEDICATION you take when you go to surgery or when your sick or in pain are Drugs and EVEN BAD for you; and why do you think we have obese people? Cause they are ADDICTED TO FOOD! anything excessive is bad for you. Okay so check this out EVERYONE that pays tax Already vowed and contributed in destroying our planet. Why Marijuana? what did the simple plant get so much of a bad reputation? If God made it how can it be so bad?! Okay here's my answer to that... Because it's natural it's a part of nature, you can just get it and grow it yourself and they know that there's going to be less crime and we basically saving the our planet; and now if they Legalize it, they know that there's gonna be LESS poverty, why did I said Less poverty? because now that they aren't using our TAX money to kill our planet slowly; they need to use it in making our country a better place to live. But no the devil doesn't like that so that's why I think Government is the devil. and Money is Evil.

    5. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Man is the root of all evil, fortunately man also has a modicum of good as well and the struggle between good and evil is in each one of us. Only through our own understanding of ourselves and a belief in accountability after we're gone can evil be kept at bay.

    6. kprimeaux profile image61
      kprimeauxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      1. "the love of money is the root of all evil". To love the creation more than the creator is the sin. Or also known as idolatry. When we place anything in our life above Him, it becomes our sin. If we worship money in His place, it becomes our God.

      2. Who said God was broke? If He is the source from what all things come from, how can he be without? Or could misguided leadership, in love with money, use that to fulfill their greed.

      3. Satan's principality is used on the earth. He reigns in the earthly kingdoms. He uses greed, lust, fear, etc to entice us because he is aware of our weaknesses.

      4. The bible does speak more of money than heaven and hell. But if you recall, it all has to do with the management of money. Not just needing money. It mainly warns of the misuse and how it leads to idolatry.

      5. Wars are not waged in the name of God. I would again think they are waged for the need of power and control, but then justified by religious beliefs.

      6. My opinion is that the "recent" wars are no different than the wars of old. There has been and always will be a struggle for power and control of resources. Why? Greed. Love of money. Which is why we have scriptures warning of the love of money.

    7. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll go with neither, the root of all evil, if one believes they need to have a single element is within oneself.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, just trying to understand why so many people are believers in both as evil.

    8. Friendlyword profile image61
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For adults; it's just greed. For Children; it's just brainwashing.

    9. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      money is just money until somebody misuse it

    10. nifty@50 profile image81
      nifty@50posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The first sin was Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Eden, after the temptation of the Serpent (Satan). From that moment on, Mankind became sinners, this is why Satan IS "the root of all evil". Many forms of evil have absolutely nothing to do with money!

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps biting the apple was symbolic for biting into or subscribing to the concepts of duality. It was only then that good and evil was born.

      2. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I eat an apple a day and the many snakes around my house keep rats and bugs away. Both have never harmed me, in fact both have been healthy for me. Yet the misuse of Money has harmed people and has set up man against man.

  2. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    It ain't scriptural but I think that if it wasn't for out ability to find self justification for doing anything that we want to do; or self justification for NOT going those things that we don't want to do, ...  this is the root of all evil.


      What you think?

      I think that there isn't no such can't,  can't means that I don't want to very much.

       Got to means , I want to very much.

      Whatcha think?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you OK with greed?

      If so, are we not created all equal on earth as in Heaven?

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Every body is a little bit greedy.
          How much is acceptable?
           Greedy in expecting profit for adequate effort/labor ..?
          Is that greedy?   Where do we draw the line between expecting what is right and being too greedy?

           What is the definition of Greed any way?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Abundance can be healthy, happy and wise

          The very Rich like war and tool Religion to protect and hide their greed.
          That 1% rich owning most of everything, dose not makes themselves happy or most others healthy.

          My hub called War on Mother Earth goes into detail about greed and brainwashing.

          .

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'll have to check it out.

              So I guess any further comment on that issue is mute. 
              Other than .........
              I still think self justification in our quest for love of money might trump your Ace of spades.

  3. pisean282311 profile image59
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    root of evil is god...satan , greed , fear , money are mere tools...in end it is all god's show...so all good is because of god and all evil is because of god smile

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a self indulging meat puppet show, must be lonely being God.

      1. pisean282311 profile image59
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        it is...why did god create the universe?...because he was lonely...we all are recreation means of god...nothing more,nothing less...we must pray to god or else...we must always keep god in mind ...or else...so there are many all else with god...god's love is conditional...do this , do that or else suffer.....god is self centered...egoistic entity ...here i am talking about religious god to be specific...

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am all for more happiness and less suffering. I guess that why the cross, hell or playing hardships of med evil times have not inspires me.

          The greatest honor is servicing mankind and nature for everyone and thing is God.

          1. pisean282311 profile image59
            pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            exactly...incentive of heaven or threat of hell is not right way to motivate people...it worked during those days but am not sure it would work 100 years from now...why do good?...for sake of it...who cares whether god is there or not , it is powerful or not , it gives heaven or not...

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I study people's behaviors and the context of their words, rather than the word or words itself.

              The extreme reward and punish system worst than the crime is really getting old had.

      2. slc334 profile image60
        slc334posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Self-indulgent meat puppet show! Haha, that's hilarious. (Serious, not sarcastic.  I always forget that people reading me can't hear me too!)

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you do it loud and often enough they do hear, if you go over the top, you maybe Religious

  4. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    "Root of evil, satan or money?" Well I am going with, whatever is most convenient for religious leaders to get what they want, moment to moment. hmm

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The root of all evil are the thoughts and deeds that are conceived in the minds of man to do unto his fellow man. You can blame this, or you can blame that, but, really. Isn't that just like a child to blame inanimate objects, or invisible external ghosties, for those things which they themselves did? So easy to lay blame, especially when neither suspect speaks to defend themselves. Looks like a frame-up to me. Happy New Year! smilewinksmile

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes agree

  5. CarpetDiem profile image78
    CarpetDiemposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure but I'd be happy volunteer for a test of the second option... if people want to give me a lot of money, we can see if I become evil or not. smile
    Personally, I think there are rich evil people and poor evil people, as well as rich good people and poor good people. It is much more complex than that.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So, evil doesn't come from the minds of man? Good doesn't come from the minds of man? Then why do we need salvation? Does money need it? If Satan exists, does he need it, or CARE? Evil comes from us, just as good does, and if there is a gray area, then it is self-induced.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That Salvation fear, draws member greater than their love for God

    2. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mankind defines the moral codes by which we live in our various cultures. We define good and evil. What we, in the U.S. consider evil, is not necessarily so elsewhere. We profess a code and teaching which says that taking life is forbidden, and yet our culture tends to cheapen it on some fronts, sanctifying it on others. If I do something evil, did the devil make me do it? The devil within the human psyche. I f I do something good, did God make me do it? The God which resides in that same psyche. Care to go deeper?

    3. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's like a sin to be too rich and too poor, the Satan and the kingdom of heaven is within, either way, I choose middle grounds.

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        To be poor is the fault of society, It is a collective sin. When Jesus said "The poor will always be with us." He was referring to the poverty of the soul, not material wealth.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you are too poor from finance, it will unbalance your soul also. Ask any of the 1/3 of the homeless people in the world.

  6. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    The full statement from scripture is that *the love of* money is the root of all eveil.  Money is not evil, being rich or poor is not evil.  Being greedy or covetous is the sin.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have never have read a more contradictional book than the Bible. Remember the Bible has 7 time greater discussion about money than they do about Heaven and Hell combine. Since you think greed and covetous is a sin, you are, so right.

      By the way
      I see you are a huge fan of wild, crazy and mystical animal’s hubs.

      I use to own the largest children TV costume in Canada, we made a lot of wild, crazy and mystical animals costume and mascots.

  7. profile image68
    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Root of all evil, Satan or Money?

    One should always face one's attention and intention towards the Creator-God; one one is not doing that one's is under the influence of Satan which could be under the form of money.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wonder if you never pay any attention to Satan in the first place, like most people do anyways, is it still Satan fault.

      And or....

      Can Satan totally process your mind and body and force to buy evil things?

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Haha no.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi penny

          Sometimes I hit myself on the head for buying stupid stuff.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hehe....I hear you! You are not alone!

      2. profile image68
        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Satan in fact doesn't exist. If one makes a north pole; south pole appears automatically; when one is not doing things of virtue; one is doing evil things.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In muslim religion there is a hell, who is in charge of hell?

          Is not, north and south pole just all part of nature?

          1. profile image68
            paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Everything is in control of Allah- the Creator-God.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Allah dose not own or control me , nor Jesus,

            2. pennyofheaven profile image82
              pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              How so?

              1. Castlepaloma profile image22
                Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                My life is 50% about me and 5O% about everyone else and I can't even possess myself. I don’t think repenting myself endlessly to and about Allah (all of me) or having Jesus save me from Satan is healthy, and I am what I think.

                Why allow anyone among the 100 billion people who ever lived on earth own you, dead or alive? The Best I can do is enhance a soul, not to take a soul, because the soul has millions of parts and in part or parts can be shared with everyone, not to belong to just one exclustive group.

                Anyone or group owns you?

                1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                  pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                  Haha except for my daughter no. Well at least she likes to think she does and I let her think that way. I do agree with what you say. I was wondering if parr meant control in another sense?

              2. profile image68
                paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It is an important attribute of Allh- the Creator-God to control everything in heavens and earth:

                [2:108] Dost thou not know that the kingdom* of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah alone? And there is no protector or helper for you beside Allah.

                *control

                If He does not control then it is a blemish.

                1. J.R. Smith profile image61
                  J.R. Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The bible says that the Earth belongs to the devil. I always thought Islam supported that,no?

                  1. profile image68
                    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Quran does not copy from Bible.

                    Allah- the Creator God controls the heavens and earth. Devil or Satan is the Creator-God's creation with a special purpose.

                2. Castlepaloma profile image22
                  Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  penny

                  There is your answer, parr is owned by Allah, yet most of us are not.

  8. misscoles profile image59
    misscolesposted 6 years ago

    Money isn't evil. It is simply a mechanism used by people to buy and trade goods and services. Yet, the devil uses our weaknesses and temptation to drive us farther away from God and faith. The thought and desire for wealth and fortune takes over many people and this is the work of Satan. Our faults and bad choices introduce us to him. He discovers your weakness and follows through. The harder you work and attempt to live a morally just and humble lifestyle, the harder it will be for Satan to over power your inner Holy Spirit!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      misscoles

      When ever you sin, Satan is right there to inflame it greater?

      How about, adjust your mistakes as you go along in life, that's more cool.

  9. poorkreta profile image60
    poorkretaposted 6 years ago

    satan is walking through our blood artery, so if we doing wrong things just because money, the root of the matter comes from satan. Human being must prevent themselves.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In the Bible it says we can not serve both Money and God. The only time Jesus got angry, was over money marketers.

      Contradiction

      Yet there is 2500 discussion about money in the bible. Satan did not write the bible, did he?

      1. profile image0
        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        it is not money but lack of money is the root of some if not all evil.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The only fault, is the people allowing too much power for the greedy rich in which resulting in great poverty

  10. profile image68
    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    I think such a phenomenon is vividly depicted in the following verses of Quran:

    [91:8] And by the soul and its perfection —
    [91:9] And He revealed to it what is wrong for it and what is right for it —
    [91:10] He indeed truly prospers who purifies it,
    [91:11] And he who corrupts it is ruined.

    http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … p;verse=10

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The only real thing that changes abused corruption is 80% of the people consciousness

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If I may ask, you always seems angry, why?  And just in response to your advising me many people get hooked on drugs you can blame your evil  on me.  I shot heroin and cocaine daily for 24 years, until recovery.  Should you call that evil and go even further to the root of it, then so be  it.  Having never met me or read my hubs I suspect you  will be wrong, sadly I never return to find out.  Forums I believe are at the root of meeting the community.  Now I feel I have met you twice and was sincere as it is sad when people are angry and I always hope they rid of it one day.  This I hope for you too.  Be well
        K

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Kim

          Most people that know me, have often asked me why I never get angry. Being such a newbie at English writing; it may come off like road rage. The odd person I may get angry from my challenging questions because sometimes, I do push it too far, that's from being a very curious and fearless artist.

          I’m always concern if anyone is in need of knowledge of nature ways of medicine or attention, and I'll will have a peek at some of your hubs.

          You know yourself, that a certain amount of sex or drugs recreational can be healthy, but too many people can get addicted and unbalance and it become their own personal hell.  As far as drugs being a crime to humanity, I'd be much more concern about the 95% occupational crime and brainwashing out there. Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. The only evil I’m aware of is the absence of reason.

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    kikishieldsposted 6 years ago

    Hello I am very new to this. I am very young but I love talking about this stuff. I belive that money causes evil yes. But money would not cause evil if the people werent filled with the senses of being greedy and selfish. Who creates and indicates those emotions..Satan. In the end we are all taught by a christian religion (the bible)if you strongy belive in that or not even, there is a right from wrong. That is the cause. Everyone no matter what they say does their right or their wrong. They know and think that what they are doing is right or wrong. Regardless whatever it may be there is a right and a wrong. Going down deeper..that creates a heaven and hell. And money is just a large well known aspect from hell that sadly we all cause wrongness. Thank you so much!

  12. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Root of all evil, Satan or Money? I would have to say neither. Both are completely misunderstood to begin with. hmm

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hey baby whaddup?  I just said the dame thing!

      Still thinking like tigers-hope you are well

      big_smile

    2. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cagsil

      I think if the people can get the greedy rich to share better, that is one kind of understanding.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have read somewhere that if you divided all the riches in the world equally. The majority of these riches will end up in the 5% who are already wealthy. That says a  lot about financial intelligence huh?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Good Question
          Pioneering Study Shows Richest Two Percent Own Half of World Wealth.

          True intelligences is a make up of the Physical, Relationship, Financial, Spiritual and Intellectual equal balance.

          The greatest unbalance in the World is financial equality.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh my goodness that rules me out of true intelligence haha!

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You got 4 out of 5 don't you and you don't live in a third world country.

              1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Awww... closer than I thought. Thanks! Define third world again?

                1. Castlepaloma profile image22
                  Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  "Third World" are all the other countries, today often used to roughly describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

                  Third World Countries classified by various indices: their Political Rights and Civil Liberties, the Gross National Income (GNI) and Poverty of countries, the Human Development of countries, and the Freedom of Information within a country.

                  You don't want to live on a third world minuim wage, yet the gap is closing.

                  1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                    pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh right. Thanks. Haha the gap is closing. That'd be right too!

  13. topgunjager profile image60
    topgunjagerposted 6 years ago

    I'm convinced that the root of all evil is misguided desire.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That depends on who is the king of your domain and your desires.

      Your group or your self?

  14. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 6 years ago

    Money or wealth is not evil in and of itself but rather it is our lust for wealth which brings about evil. When we are prepared to do anything for money it becomes evil. When we overcharge people money becomes evil. When we want to flaunt our wealth in front of those in need rather than helping the needy it becomes evil.

    If that same money was used to feed the poor, the hungry, the homeless there is no evil. If the money was used for better hospitals, better medical equipment there is no evil. How we use wealth determines whether or not it becomes evil.

    Since Satan is an adversary to God he has no good intentions so the greatest evil as I see it is the devil for his sole purpose is to destroy God and everything he has accomplished.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Star

      Your saying an all powerful and all wise God, can not manage money or Satan,

      I can manage money and Satan and think all you have in life, is what you give away. You can not receive love or money yourself, unless you give out money and love in the first place.

      1. SpanStar profile image61
        SpanStarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Excuse me, but that sound ridiculous.  When have you created a universe? And you talk about not having the ability to manage?  You say he can't manage Satan- Satan got kicked out of Heaven and he is limited to what he can do in the physical world-Satan isn't controlling God but he's every good at controlling people.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I can prove most everything I know was once imagined, it’s created in beauty, justice, and happiness. It’s the main source of value in the new economy and the supreme master of art as of life. You create your own universe as you go along. The stronger your imagination, the more expansive your universe becomes. If you forget your dreams of your universe, your Universe will cease to exist.

          I am not allow to beg or be tax free for being an artist, in which I send most waking hours of my life. But TV evangelist and church can, why? Because God is always broke and always needs money. Don't tell me Satan has all the cash, because Satan created job and also wrote the song,

          Can't buy me lunch

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're too too funny! I agree though with your other sentiments about imagination.

          2. SpanStar profile image61
            SpanStarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It sounds to me like something I would hear from a mental patient-not trying to be offensive but creating one's own universe in one's own mind.

            You have the right to worship Satan because in the end there will be only two entities to worship.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              When every one is God, just worship the sun, your mate and children,

              Satan can not posses me, unless I allow it, like taken an over dose of LSD.

  15. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    women who touch my root get me to think evil thoughts

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's all natural, loving and the ultimate pleasure from the staff of life.

      It can also become evil, if your make out with vampires, zombies and chance unwanted babies.

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        some zombies aren't that bad

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          OK , one night with a zombie, more than that is not good for the soul.

          1. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            night?  I was thinking about 5 minutes

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I can't even do myself in 5 minutes.

              Some how, I've got to like my Zombie, silly me, I would send the night and hug through pure desperation.

              1. Greek One profile image79
                Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                stay around long enough and they will take a bite out of your heart....

                just like any other woman

                1. Castlepaloma profile image22
                  Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  There is a lid for every pot out there, don't give up.

                  1. Greek One profile image79
                    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm a happily married man.. I gave up a long time ago! lol

  16. illeagle profile image60
    illeagleposted 6 years ago

    Ditto!

    'Satan' is the voice in your mind that tells you that you are lacking. Hence, all of the scriptural references to 'being whole', 'lacking nothing', 'not wanting',
    'being complete', 'so that your joy may be full', 'being filled with the Holy(wholly) Spirit', etc.,etc.,etc.,

    It's so simple, it's evasive!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Simple? for most people in this world, they would be going that way if it were so simple. It gets more elusive and evasive when one claims he knows only one God in his mind, as universal truth

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Here's a good question. A few months ago, it was announced that some of the U.S.'s richest citizens donated half of their worth to charity. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and SEVERAL others. Now, some may perceive this as a good thing, but what if it's because something on a biblical scale is in the air. Has been since that oil spill, Now birds are dropping out of the sky in ARK, and LA. Same thing goes on here. OR coast. Anyone can see that something bad is in the air. Dead zones, whale beachings, polar anomalies. We are in for a rough ride. Tighten up the jib, and batten down the hatches, boys and girls, the wolf is gonna howl!

        1. pennyofheaven profile image82
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So if something on a biblical scale is up. What is the point in giving it all away? Perhaps people are simply just kind.

        2. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Bill Gates, Warren Buffett are atheist , I don't think biblical scale helped that much. Not all the very rich, are unkind

  17. misscoles profile image59
    misscolesposted 6 years ago

    The root of all evil is God himself. God made Satan. He made Adam, and he made Eve. He sent the serpent to them. He tested them. And they failed. So original sin has begun. The evil continues out through humanity as people begin to have urges and temptations and act on them. Money is just currency. If people traded sex for goods would sex be the root of all evil? I'm not saying God is evil so please don't start attacking my opinion. But I am saying, that He created everything....In the Beginning....

  18. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 6 years ago

    misscoles

       Having read your article I can see where you came to your point of view but God is not evil.  God has given free will, Adam & Eve had free will, they were told what would happen if they ate from the tree of knowledge and the chose to do so anyway.

        God created Lucifer and bless him will much but that wasn't enough for Lucifer so he decide to be a devil by trying to take God's throne and so he chose to be Satan.

  19. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Hi, Nifty! Never seen you here before.

  20. naijainvestor profile image60
    naijainvestorposted 6 years ago

    the love of money is definitely not the root of all evil. money takes the form of its possesor. as for satan, let me know when you see him.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I though was possessed at a movies called"Exorcist" I threw all my dinner and pop corn down the toilet , begging and looking for Jesus. All my fault, not Satan, never been high enough on drugs to met Satan neither.

  21. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    I used to think money was the root of all evil. But, if we could all have whatever we wanted, I think people would still fight over something that someone else has to feel superior to them. The whole I am better than you are bit. So I would have say that all forms of "Greed" is the root of all evil.

    As for Satan. Who cares. Probably doesn't exist.

  22. thirdmillenium profile image62
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Satan started it all. Money is just one of his tools, although it is fast becoming the the prime tool. It is either sex or money. Greed for money has long ceased to take other parameters like relations, ethics and blah blah into account.  Sex is fast reaching the perimeters. Homosexual marriage is one step towards annihilation. Incest is not far off

    If Homosexuality is a normal practice as those zealous about freethinking are apt to argue, why isn't there an ovary somewhere along the renal canal? It is only argument for argument's sake but it is fake

    1. J.R. Smith profile image61
      J.R. Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said. It seems our own freedoms will be our demise.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is incest more acceptable than being gay, because in the bible it seems to be and many clergymen have been well protected by the church for their crimes?

        What about the richest country in the world (per capita) the Vatican, and riches in gross finance, (Christains nation claim) of the USA.

        Are they the root of all evil?

      2. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Freedom needs to be kept in a healthy check.

    2. thirdmillenium profile image62
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oops
      It is actually anal canal

      It is a blunder going completely against the argument lol

    3. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thirdmillenium

      Why did nature or God put our male g-spot way up there.

  23. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I thought men were the root of all evil??

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Can we blame man rather than satan for evil? Satan often gets blamed for the money problem too.

    2. thirdmillenium profile image62
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If it came to that, my dear friend Habee, wasn't it Eve who tempted Adam?  Evilness originated in Satan. It was neither man nor woman

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And it appears snakes were quite intelligent and could talk in the days. That snake obviously didn't pass it on.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Many of my snakes pets, did talk to me with their eyes.

          They said, LOVE ME, love me

  24. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 6 years ago

    The Bible says that 'the Love of money' is the root of all sorts of injurious things.  Why?  Well we  All worship Something.  People can deny it all they want.  Some worship money, some the government, some power, and some people even worship themselves.  When you place objects above all else, that worship leads to the quest of obtaining what you worship, at all costs.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Here is a story, a rich christain would enjoy

      Jesus often told a story to teach a lesson. Hear the story of the talents. 
      One day a man was going on a long trip. He needed his servants to take care of his property while he was gone, so he called them to him. 
      To the first servant he gave five talents of money. (A talent was not a coin, but a weight of a precious metal such as silver, and one talent was worth more than $1,000. So this servant received money worth more than $5,000.) 
      This man went to work at once using his money until he had doubled it. He now had ten talents instead of five. 
      The master gave the second man two talents. He probably thought the man was capable of managing that amount of money. The second man was successful also, and doubled his money. He began with more than $2,000 and now he had twice as much. 
      The third man was not as capable as the other two, but the master gave him one talent with the expectation that he would manage it well. He, too, could have increased his money, but he dug a hole and hid it in the ground. 
      After a long time the master returned. (Some think the master's trip is a picture of Jesus returning to heaven, and the return from the trip is the judgment of mankind.) He was ready for a report from the servants. 
      The man who had received five talents brought his money and showed the master that he had doubled it. He was happy to show his master the results. 
      The master was well pleased. He said, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!" 
      The man that had been given two talents showed the master that he had also doubled his money. He received the same words of praise as the first man who had received five talents. 
      The man who had received one talent dug up the talent he had buried and brought it to the master. He accused the master of being a hard man to work for, said he had been afraid, so he just buried his talent. He gave it back to the master saying, "See, here is what belongs to you." 
      The master was very angry with him and called him a wicked, lazy servant. He said the man should at least have put the money with bankers and received some interest. (Now the Jews could not charge nor receive interest from a fellow Jew, but they could get interest from a person who was not a Jew.) 
      The master took his one talent away from him and gave it to the man who had ten talents, and the one talent man was punished because he had not properly used the talent he had been given. 
      What can we learn from this story? We need to use whatever "talent" God has given us. It might be money or ability. If we use it wisely, He will increase it so that our lives will glorify Him.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I really enjoy reading that story every time... in what ever version.

        We might learn that a talent (in whatever form) does not multiply and a talent,  from lack of use, will be taken/dwindle away from us.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          1About 44% of the world population makes less than $2 a day and 1/3 of the world is homeless

          Rich people get far greater tax breaks than the poor

          In Canada in around 1965, a CEO made 25 times more than the average person wage Today a CEO makes 350 times greater than the average persons income.

          I made $20 an hour as a brick layer. My wages today would have remains the same if I was still working as in the stated in the 1970s. Then housing has gone up by 30 times or more since 1970. So what gives with the rich?

          Are the very rich, over talented?

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes multiplying.

            How is one over talented? They are talented in a financial sense. Which means they must be expressing their talent.  The other question might be are they talented in other areas?

            Like one who has a talent  for making babies. The more they express the more babies they might have!

            1. Castlepaloma profile image22
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              In general, I am no better or worst than the next guy,

              It turns us into hierarchies system of greed all over again, of graded ranks under arranged in, class, etc , full of conditional that prevent the poor to move up to middle class . Nothing wrong in making money, but why allow too much greed?

              To me, it would more talented not over populate the earth or overly compete for greed.

              1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes agree.  Classing people as this or that is not useful in the grand scheme of living. The less distinctions we have when it comes to labeling people the better off we will be. Perhaps it is this very thing that prevents poor people from achieving what they wish. The poverty mentality comes about when people believe the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. Our beliefs can be very powerful.

                My Dad or Mum cannot remember which use to have a saying. I am better than no one, no one is better than me. It makes sense to me. Where it came from I don't know.

                How do you govern greed? Put a ceiling on what one can earn? How would that make the poor better off?  You would hope it does but would it?

                3% rich of our population is not over populating our planet with greed. In saying that I am not entirely sure Rich = Greedy either?

                I have seen a fair amount of people who are in the low to average range of income who would fall under the greedy category if I were to analyze it a bit further.

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                  paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  It is a good maxim; it is humble with self assurance.

                2. Castlepaloma profile image22
                  Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  There can be a cap for the very rich in order that the government and most of the people are not over controlled and unbalance by the few.

                  As the top 2% of the very rich controls 90% of everything and own half.

                  1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                    pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I am not sure how it works there. Here however the more money you make the more you are taxed. In one view it might seem that one is penalized unfairly for the hard work that they do. In another view it may be seen as regulating income levels for the sake of subsidising the needs of the less fortunate. In saying that, the tax legislation have in place many alternate structures that in effect puts ceilings on  the tax rate of those who earn higher incomes. There is no limit to what they can earn after a certain threshold is reached and the tax rate cannot go any higher then whatever structure is in place. This is where those who are financially intelligent or those who hire someone with the expertise are benefiting. The extra tax that could go to help the less fortunate then is dependent on those who make a lot of money and do not know about the tax laws.

                    Many of these structures however are then able to expand and provide more job opportunities. As no one likes to pay tax, even the wealthy haha.

                    The control one might have is therefore limited then to their financial intelligence. It can also be beneficial for those who are unemployed. Depends.

  25. dahoglund profile image83
    dahoglundposted 6 years ago

    I believe the Bible says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. to say money is the root of evil is wrong becausse money is necessary. It was talking about being obsessed like Scrooge in the Christmas carol.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That makes sense.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think Scrooge and Potter in, A Wonderful Life are good example of greed.

 
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