Friday, April 29, 2011

socialist Bible verse of the day: 1 Timothy 6:10

"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." — 1 Timothy 6:10 (King James Version)

Brother Will's commentary: Rich people love to stress that it's the love of money and not money that's the root of all evil. They're right technically:  Most translators say "love of money" is the root or a root of all evil. The Geneva Bible and a few others use "desire of money." Tyndale and Wycliffe chose something simpler: "covetessness." The clearest modern translation for the root of all evil is probably "greed."

But while it's true that greed, not money, is a root of all evil, the rich can't answer this: If they don't love money, why don't they share their wealth with the poor?