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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 04:56 AM
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88. I'm wondering what you mean by "poverty".
I'd suppose your definition would be our typical "census" definition, right?

"A life based around material things leads to greed, and greed leads to lack of compassion for your fellow man as well as the exploitation of the Earth."

If that interpretion of part of Jesus's message is correct, then what about the tribal cultures in Brazil, for one example out of thousands? As a people, aren't they more like Christ than our culture is? Is their secret to "living in the garden" that they know the one true way to interpret a Holy book? ;)

In any case, I have a different concept of the profundity of what Jesus was saying regarding wealth.
I think he was serious. :)
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