1. Standard memberKellyJay
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    30 May '11 01:44
    Just asking
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    30 May '11 01:48
    no.

    is poor bad and rich good?

    no.
  3. Standard memberRajk999
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    30 May '11 01:59
    Originally posted by KellyJay
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    You need to define the terms 'bad' and 'good'.
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    30 May '11 02:13
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    You need to define the terms 'bad' and 'good'.
    If you are speaking of material wealth in todays world,
    I would guess that it is probably better to be rich than poor.
    However, I don't think good and bad is determined by wealth
    or lack of it. I must leave that up to God to decide.
  5. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    30 May '11 04:23
    I'm a poor guy in a rich country. If I was in a poor country I would be rich.
    Having busked the streets of Australia and Europe for the past nearly 20 years I can definately tell you 'poor' people give you more money.
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    'Wealth' should not be measured by the amount of capital or cash one has.
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    30 May '11 10:081 edit
    many rich are good and many poor are bad. its nothing to do with wealth, you wont take it with you, but what you do take with you pray that is rich
  8. Donationrwingett
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    30 May '11 11:06
    Originally posted by KellyJay
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    Poor and rich are relative terms. In order for one to be rich, others must be poor. Both are bad in their own way. Eliminating the social conditions which breed inequality, so that there are no rich and no poor - that is what is at the heart of being 'good.'
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    30 May '11 11:57
    Originally posted by KellyJay
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    The very existence of money is itself abnormal.
  10. Standard memberKellyJay
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    30 May '11 13:24
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Poor and rich are relative terms. In order for one to be rich, others must be poor. Both are bad in their own way. Eliminating the social conditions which breed inequality, so that there are no rich and no poor - that is what is at the heart of being 'good.'
    I disagree, I think being content with what you have is the greater good. Some
    cannot handle riches, some cannot handle being poor, but people find
    themselves in both states.
    Kelly
  11. Donationrwingett
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    30 May '11 15:19
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I disagree, I think being content with what you have is the greater good. Some
    cannot handle riches, some cannot handle being poor, but people find
    themselves in both states.
    Kelly
    That is true up to a point. One should content enough with what they have so as not to aspire toward riches. But one should never be content with being destitute while others wallow in opulence. At that point, "being content with what you have" is just a platitude that the rich tell to the poor in order to keep them in place. It becomes nothing more than a slogan designed to help solidify existing inequalities. And those who help perpetuate an unjust world are doing the work of evil.
  12. Standard memberRJHinds
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    30 May '11 16:05
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    I'm a poor guy in a rich country. If I was in a poor country I would be rich.
    Having busked the streets of Australia and Europe for the past nearly 20 years I can definately tell you 'poor' people give you more money.
    That is because many of the rich are greedy.
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    30 May '11 16:07
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I disagree, I think being content with what you have is the greater good. Some
    cannot handle riches, some cannot handle being poor, but people find
    themselves in both states.
    Kelly
    I disagree, I think being content with what you have is the greater good.

    Do you believe that an individual who is content in being rich while others are destitute truly good? After all, he IS content with what he has.
  14. Standard memberKellyJay
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    30 May '11 16:45
    Originally posted by rwingett
    That is true up to a point. One should content enough with what they have so as not to aspire toward riches. But one should never be content with being destitute while others wallow in opulence. At that point, "being content with what you have" is just a platitude that the rich tell to the poor in order to keep them in place. It becomes nothing more than a ...[text shortened]... isting inequalities. And those who help perpetuate an unjust world are doing the work of evil.
    I agree that not having enough to live on one should and strive for more,
    I disagree that having to much is bad just because one has more, because
    one can do more with it makes it a useful tool. If one squanders wealth upon
    one's self it is just as bad as not having enough, because there is more one can
    or could do with it. I doubt very seriously the rich conspire to keep the poor,
    poor just because they don't want the poor to have anything. I do believe
    that there are those that want the power to control the poor, and keeping
    them that way keeps them powerlessly dependent.
    Kelly
  15. Standard memberKellyJay
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    30 May '11 16:491 edit
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    [b]I disagree, I think being content with what you have is the greater good.

    Do you believe that an individual who is content in being rich while others are destitute truly good? After all, he IS content with what he has.[/b]
    I don't think your wealth or lack there of adds to or takes away from being
    good or bad! I think what you do with what you have defines that. No matter
    what income level you are at people can always help those that need it, those
    that have more can do more, that is simple math. There are some poor no
    matter how much you give them they will remain poor, and there are some
    that give great wealth away that will remain rich, because what they do is
    done wisely.
    Kelly
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