Welcome to “Bible Study for Progressives,” a show where moderates, liberals and leftists of all faiths and ideologies come together to discuss scripture, spirituality and politics.
Today’s show is entitled: “All Kinds of Evil:” Economic Inequality and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The “love of money” may be the root of much evil in the world. Economic inequality may be a cause of much of the violence we see today.
When so few have so much while most people in the world have very little, battles over resources often erupt into violence. Wars over power and wealth slaughter and traumatize people around the world. A world of economic inequality is a world of conflict and violence.
Money is essential not only to the ability to care for oneself but also to one’s satisfaction with life. Much of our happiness comes from our ability to provide for ourselves and our families. Making sure people have enough to live on would go a long way toward improving their wellness and would likely lead to a more peaceful world.