From: Dr. Blake Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 30 2003 - 20:38:44 EDT
--- RFaussette@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 6/30/03 11:29:04 AM Eastern
> Daylight Time, email@example.com
> Therefore, wealth in and of itself is fine as long
> as it is utilized
Hmm, seems to me OT and NT discussions of wealth have
as much, or more to do with reliance on wealth to
think that we provide what we need rather than God...
therefore wealth is an idolatry and pride issue rather
than maximization of utility -- although proper use of
wealth is to meet the needs of others.
> The prime function of religions around the world is
> management of resources
> and redistribution.
Perhaps I don't understand your apparently utilitarian
emphasis here. Are you suggesting that talk in
religions about reconciling God and humans and humans
with one another is just a happy byproduct of the
"primacy" of resource management and redistribution?
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