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GREED - Satan's Most Effective Sin

  
By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  last year  •  8 comments


GREED - Satan's Most Effective Sin
 

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In my opinion, the sin of greed has the greatest power to cause destruction, inhumanity, pain,  and death.  What do you need to see as examples?  First of all, how about slavery?  Is it not caused by the greed of others to increase their wealth and holdings?

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I became aware of greed causing death and destruction when I saw what happened in the 2008 massive earthquake in China.  Thousands of school children and teachers were killed when their schools collapsed, besides so many others who perished.  Why did it happen?  Apparently the contractors made deals with the municipal building inspectors and standards enforcers to use wire, if anything, instead of steel rods to reinforce the concrete construction.  Why, because they saved a lot of money and increased their profits greatly.

That very thing occurred again in Turkey and Syria recently at a much more massive scale.  Not only was faulty construction used due to the collaboration of contractors and municipal inspectors, but Erdogan himself BRAGGED about the fact that the conspiracy was happening.

What do you call it when the big oil companies DOUBLE THEIR HUGE PROFITS, exacerbating the high inflation, causing pain and deprivation to motorists and others.

And now Norfolk Southern Railroad deleted or ignored many safety standards and fired employees who usually carry out safety inspections in order to increase their already high profits.

How many people have had their lives destroyed, having lost their life savings because of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, or Bankman-Fried's cryptocurrency fraud?  Those losses were the results of greed.

I'm sure you all can come up with lots more examples of where greed has led to death or destruction or despair, because after all, greed ISN'T good, notwithstanding what the Wolf of Wall Street said.


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  author  Buzz of the Orient    last year

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Buzz of the Orient
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2  author  Buzz of the Orient    last year

Because of the recent occurrences I began to think of why these awful things have been happening - what the core basic reason for them was, and I came to the conclusion of GREED.

Some people might even think that Biden is fanning the flames of war but not dousing them because it is a fantastic boon for the American military industrial complex to keep the war going by providing billions of dollars worth of arms to do so.  Not only that, but maybe the USA was involved in the sabotage of the Nordstream pipe line in order to maintain supplying LNG to Europe.  Who knows, eh?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  Vic Eldred    last year

The hidden hand of self-interest (Adam Smith) has improved the lot of the majority.

It is the most basic economic fact.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    last year

...and caused the pain and suffering of others.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.2  Jack_TX  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    last year
The hidden hand of self-interest (Adam Smith) has improved the lot of the majority.

True, but I think there is a difference between self interest and greed, if only the variation of amount.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jack_TX @3.2    last year

That makes sense to me.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     last year

The situation is even worse than posted in Turkey. The government enacted a tax to help build earthquake-proof buildings in the early 2000s and over the years the government granted exceptions to many of the builders. The end result is what you see and a huge amount of money (taxes) is in an off shore bank account of the politicians.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    last year

No doubt.

 
 

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