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Author Topic:   Money Isn't a False God
Caleb
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Message 56 of 150 (615270)
05-11-2011 8:35 PM
Reply to: Message 53 by purpledawn
05-11-2011 8:14 PM


Re: Worship or Worship
I think you need to look up a definition. These are taken directly from dictionary.refrence.com

Worship
1. reverent honor and homage paid to god or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage: They attended worship this morning.
3. adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.

I think at least a couple of these apply to money. A person can pay honor to money and they can hold money with high regards which if I interpreted these definitions right means that you can worship money. If you worship something other than the true God it gets in the way of God. Therefore, it can be a false god.


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Caleb
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Message 58 of 150 (615276)
05-11-2011 9:18 PM
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05-11-2011 8:53 PM


Re: Worship or Worship
What does the worship entail? Well, exuse me if I am mistaken, but doesn't the definition say to pay reverent honor or to hold with adoring reverence or regard.


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Message 59 of 150 (615278)
05-11-2011 10:28 PM
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05-11-2011 9:18 PM


Re: Worship or Worship
Sorry, PurpleDawn, but I think I may have misinterpreted your question. Did you mean what physical activities do you do when you worship money? If so here is my response. When one worships money they hold it to a higher standard, as I posted earlier. Therefore, people rely on it for protection, safety, happiness, ect. just like you would for a god. Instead of looking to the actual God they look towards money for the things you would expect out of God. For this kind of worship you wouldn't offer sacrifices or anything like that because they do not have to please money in order to get its benefits. They just have to obtain lots of it and keep it safely hidden. So, they end up serving money like it is an actual God.
I hope all of this made sense!


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Message 76 of 150 (615513)
05-13-2011 5:48 PM
Reply to: Message 61 by purpledawn
05-12-2011 7:25 AM


Re: Worship or Worship
Sorry, I have not been able to look at the forum for a couple days. I think that money does not always take the place of God, but it can. If a wealthy person trusts in the actual God, then obvoulsy money is not a false god. But if that wealthy person trusts in money for happiness, protection, ect. then money has just replcaced God.

I am not sure what you met by your second statement on message 61, PurpleDawn, but maybe you could rephrase it.

There is not really any universal way to tell people who replace money as a god, but some indications would be them trying to buy happiness or are not very generous because they think they need all of that money for their protection, happiness, ect. The bigger stash the more it can do for them.


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Message 79 of 150 (615526)
05-13-2011 10:49 PM
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05-13-2011 8:48 PM


Re: Trust in Money
I would have to agree with you, PurpleDawn, on that statement.

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Caleb
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Message 87 of 150 (615556)
05-14-2011 9:39 AM
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05-14-2011 9:14 AM


Re: What Constitutes a False God
PurpleDawn, what makes you think that using money as a false god is not done?

By the way, like Straggler, I am confused by exactly what you are getting at.

Edited by Caleb, : No reason given.


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Message 90 of 150 (615561)
05-14-2011 10:12 AM
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05-14-2011 10:01 AM


Re: What Constitutes a False God
I believe that any of them can be false gods to some people. They won't be to everybody, but only false gods to those people who expect everything that a true God should provide. Happiness, protection, ect.

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