The Polarity of Money and Its Ruinous Effects

 A preview of January's email-only article.

Adam Nir

Are wealthy people greedy scumbags? Are the poor virtuous? After all, Jesus did say, "Blessed are you who are poor" (Luke 6:20).

But if these things are true, what do we do with Bible verses that seem to indicate otherwise?

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Here's how the article starts:

I've always said money is amoral—neither virtuous nor vulgar. 
No doubt I stole this from someone wiser than myself, and when I recall from where I'll be sure to give credit.
Nevertheless, the fact that such a notion need be uttered or is controversial at all is a testament to the backward thinking on the subject of currency. Opinions are all over the place among the masses, Christian and heathen alike. Where some see wealth as a badge for hard work and a sign of favor from God, others see the wealthy as corrupt, selfish, greedy beings.
On the other pole we get the same range of sentiments: it is morally superior to be poor. Or the counterpoint—an opinion which cannot be uttered in the public sphere today, but for sure resides in the back of the minds of some: poverty is morally reprehensible because it represents a lack of discipline, hard work, and contribution to society. 
So which judgment is correct? 

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