Greed Consciousness

As children most of us throughout the world are taught not to be greedy. We are encouraged to share, to play fairly with other children. We can see, at least in capitalist countries, that once someone comes of age, these virtues begin to wane in importance, and in many cases the complete opposite positions are upheld.

Where once the child being greedy was a bad thing, it is now something to be commended. We see young adults being told to seek out high paying jobs, being groomed by the media through rich self obsessed “celebrities” and “socialites”. Parents aspire to see their kids growing up “secure” and often this is confused with their child having financial stability way beyond their everyday needs. The majority of wealth is aquired through the labours of others, whether you own a business or work for a business/organisation. Coming of age, we are taught to sue each other for the least little thing and taught to be oportunistic, even to the point of exploitation. Just look at companies that destroy the drinking water of indigeous people as a side effect of their greed, without any mention of any health care as consolation, or wiping out their livelihoods without so much as an apology. As capitalists, they can get away with doing this because they can pay everyone off who has the ability to hold them accountable in tangible way.

Some forms of aquiring wealth falls under illegal activity. This comes in the form of drug dealing, prostitution, even illegal taxation. The American government itself taxes it’s citizens, yet taxation is unconstitutional and so this falls into an illegal aquiration of wealth.

So why do we teach our children to share, to not be greedy? Is it so that we do not have to listen to arguments between the children? Is it so that we do not have to listen to crying children all day long? Or do we set out with some moralistic idealism that we hope to instill in them? Finally, is it because we love all of our children equally and want the best for everyone of them, yet do not love the children of other parents enough to care too much if our child shares with THEM or not? Maybe it is all of these reasons combined.

I am inclined to believe that God is upset with the extreme class divide for the last reason i mentioned.

“Is it because we love all of our children equally and want the best for everyone of them”

We are said to be all God’s children, not just the jews. He is said to love us all equally, and so i’m sure it grieves his spirit when he sees rich capitalist countries working the Third World countries like dogs. Those in the Third World work long hours for little to no pay, while capitalists reap the benefits from their hard labour.

Here then is why capitalism and christianity cannot truly co-exist though very easily, if at all, because you cannot really say you believe Jesus’ teaching of “it is easier for a Camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich person to enter heaven” and amass huge riches. To Quote a part of Wikipedia’s entry of Joyce Meyer:

“In November 2003, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a four-part special report[9] detailing Meyer’s “$10 million corporate jet, her husband’s $107,000 silver-gray Mercedes sedan, her $2 million home and houses worth another $2 million for her four children,” a $20 million headquarters, furnished with “$5.7 million worth of furniture, artwork, glassware, and the latest equipment and machinery,” including a “$30,000 malachite round table, a $23,000 marble-topped antique commode, a $14,000 custom office bookcase, a $7,000 Stations of the Cross in Dresden porcelain, a $6,300 eagle sculpture on a pedestal, another eagle made of silver bought for $5,000, and numerous paintings purchased for $1,000 to $4,000 each,” among many other expensive items – all paid for by the ministry. The articles prompted Wall Watchers[11] (a Christian nonprofit watchdog group) to call on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate Meyer and her family”

Make of it what you will

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