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Subject: Re: OT: Salve to Phyllis cont'd & Opinion Poll for All on "Evil"
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: February 13, 2001 at 7:04:12 PM
Reply to: Re: OT: Salve to Phyllis cont'd & Opinion Poll for All on "Evil" by Daividh
"Stick deodorant" is a highly plausible choice, I'll give you that. :) And, yes, I was aware of the original quote.

But, honestly, Daividh. Do you *truly* believe that love of money is *evil*? Were it not for our love of money, would most of us have been motivated to attain the careers we now enjoy? Were it not for our love of money, would we be able to provide ourselves (and our families) with the lifestyles which many of us enjoy?

What, exactly, is so evil about loving money? Or with success? Or with any of the lifestyle perks that go with money and success? "Money" represents "independence" to most of us. Freedom from want. Freedom to do as we please. There's nothing "evil" in loving that. :)

So long as we *earn* that money, why feel any accompanying guilt over it?

No, I'm afraid I don't agree with you on this one. Love of money is not the root of all evil. Although, I will grant you that a love of money (as with a perverted love of practically *anything*) can be a dark thing for nuturing genuine evil -- but not all people who love money turn that into a dark thing. Many times, love of money can be a positive thing.

-- Nanaea

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