ANSWERS: 20
  • Neither. Happiness attracts money (and everything else we need.) Money in itself is not evil, it's the Greed that (some) people are consumed with that's evil. Just like guns don't kill, they are an inanimate object. It's the people behind them, or not taking the proper cautions of owning one.
  • I don't think that money can buy happiness, but it can buy the hooker to make you feel alot better.
  • Its 'the love of' money thats the root of all evil. Happiness is a state of mind.
  • I believe it can bring much happiness and those without it will tell you it's no fun going hungry, cold and sick for the lack of it.
  • Money doesn't buy happiness, but lack of money certainly can make life less enjoyable. Mammon ("love of money"/greed) is the root of all evil, according to the Bible. Money isn't good or evil, it's what it's used for. It can be used to help (Habitat for Humanity) or harm (funding terrorism or street wars). Lottery winners usually end up more depressed than before they won. Those who earn money over time by prudent investments and saving tend to be happier. I can say that I appreciate what I own more because I've worked and saved for it than just buying on credit and making minimum monthly payments or having someone just give me whatever I asked for on a whim.
  • Money cannot buy happiness. I'd rather be poor and have friends than to be rich and lonely. I believe that money is the root of a lot of evil (not all of it).
  • Money wont make you happy, it will make things go a little easier but will not make you happy. Money isn't the root of all evil, some people are.
  • Money doesn't buy happiness, it buys a better quality of living. This is great at first - but there comes a point where all the material possessions in the world don't make any difference on how you feel. Besides, how can a few pieces of metal and couple of slips of paper be evil? It is lust for it, and what it is used for, that is evil.
  • I don't think it is evil to have money. I wish I had more. But, I do think that the love of money is the root of evil because if a person love's money too much, they may do anything to get it. Thanks for the question.
  • i'd certainly be happy if i was rich! think about it! u could do things for ur loved ones and that would make u happy! :)
  • Money per se can't buy you happiness, but I believe it could make your life easier, which eventually could make you happy (no need to worry about the bills, among others). Money isn't the root of all evil. Greed is.
  • Money most certainly does buy happiness. Have you ever seen an unhappy billionaire? (And I don't mean unhappy about a business deal. I'm talking truly miserable.)
    • Linda Joy
      Howard Hughes! For one!
  • Money buys happiness, but till an extent. Money is not the root cause of all evil.... It depends on the person who has the money. If he's wise then he will use money to donate and for social causes. And if he's a jerk then he'll use it that way only. So, we cannot say money is the root cause of all evil. It depends on the person as I said.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Your answer doesn't make sense. If being wealthy is the purpose of your life, that spells your impending doom.
  • i think its the root of all evil
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Wise answer.
  • Money is the root of all evil. Do a research why many millionaires have committed suicide. It sounds wishful to say they have everything in the world, but if your main concerns are riches, wealth will ruin you.
    • Linda Joy
      Money is not the root of all evil. The love of it is as outlined in 1 Timothy 6: "8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, MEEKNESS."
    • Rick Myres
      That is correct. I'll be glad when 5PM gets here so I can try for sleep. That is my time to try.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, quote: "Money is not the root of all evil." You are incorrect. Money is the most tempting tool in the world. Jesus had much to say about wealth. His most memorable conversation about money is when He encountered the rich young man. (Matthew 19:16-24). Since I know you won't take the time to look it up, I will quote it...
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Matthew 19:16-24 "And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have Eternal Life? 17 And He said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto Him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 23 Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Rick, by the words of Jesus, money is indeed tempting. The Bible is deeper than what Linda Joy thinks. She is only looking at the surface. This is why her or any other average Joe should not be allowed to quote God's Word before analyzing the scriptures.
    • Linda Joy
      I've read the entire Bible more than once. You don't know me and have no right to judge anyone. Apparently you only believe the parts of the Bible you choose to believe as I clearly quoted 1 Timothy 6:10 which states it's the love of money that is the root of all evil and you've clearly rejected it. I'll agree money is only a tool and can be used for good or evil. You can use it to puff up your ego with designer clothes and shoes or you can choose to help the poor. Its just a tool.
    • Linda Joy
      You have no way of knowing my thoughts. And it's very arrogant for you to assume you do. Regardless how narcissistic you are you are not God and you don't know the thoughts of others.
    • Linda Joy
      On the other hand I don't read scriptures so can fight with and correct others I'm more interested in improving my own faults instead of searching out the faults of others! I suggest you pray about that.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, quote: "I've read the entire Bible more than once. You don't know me and have no right to judge anyone." Don't just read it, analyze it. I'll educate you furthermore. Jesus encouraged His disciples to judge with a righteous judgment. John 7:24 "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." We are commanded to exercise righteous judgment, but we are forbidden to judge when we are not qualified to do so.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, once again, you are incorrect for basing your beliefs on the words: "For the love of money." I accept the entire Bible with rationalization. You are not being rational here. It is rational to say that we all love money to a certain level. I love money, you love money, Rick loves money, heck, we all love money. It is the principal of the word love by definition, which signifies an intense feeling of deep affection when we see a huge amount of money.
    • Linda Joy
      I already told you I don't love money. You don't know my mind or what I have studied and you're not qualified to judge me or to tell Rick what he loves. You need to get your meds adjusted your NPD is clouding your judgement.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, quote: "You don't know my mind or what I have studied and you're not qualified to judge me" Of course I am. 1 John 4:1 enables me to test all spirits to see if they are from God.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, there are many errors in your comments. The Bible describes this as the "spirit of falsehood." Also, you have no reasoning, and you falsely claim that I go around and tell others what to do. I have said it many times that All-Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is useful for teaching, for reproof and for correcting in order for the man or woman of God to be equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Absolutely not, but sure beats what's next!
  • Happiness lies within.
  • Neither. The LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil. And happiness depends on happenings. True and lasting JOY comes from the love of God!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "The LOVE OF MONEY" Others who are passing can only see how ridiculous your answer is when you're shouting. We all would love to be rich, but this is only a fantasy to dream about money.
    • Linda Joy
      Caps are for emphasis. You're the one whose wrong and anyone with eyes can see it. I would not love to be rich and have turned it down many times in my life on principle. And I don't dream of money. But thanks for letting us know your true views about it.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Caps is attention-seeking behavior, and is considered SHOUTING on the internet. Speaking of being rich, you are against the odds of billions of people in the world that would love to have at least half a million dollars.
    • Linda Joy
      That just goes to prove you don't know me or my mind. God provides all I need. I have faith He always will.
    • Linda Joy
      And you and anyone else who loves money still haven't learned the lesson, obviously! And why would you still love money and dream about having it if you believe it to be THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL?
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "That just goes to prove you don't know me or my mind." Your personality and your mind are clearly manifested in your comments. You have been bearing false statements against me with no evidence. Therefore, your comments are spurious. This is all that needs to be known.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "And why would you still love money and dream about having it if you believe it to be THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL?" We all want a better living, and it takes money to do so. I have a good living already, but for the love of money will only insure that I have the money to pay for my expenses.
  • According to the experts, people who are not on the bottom of the pay scale are happier and have better mental health.
  • The proper way to say it is: The "love" of money is the root of all evil, not the money itself.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      The love of money is symbolic. It is not the proper way of saying it according to the Parable of the rich young man in Matthew 19:16-24. How many people do you know who will not love to have money???
    • Linda Joy
      You're right according to 1Timothy 6:10. Boo don't listen to her! You know you're right!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, 1 Timothy 6:10 doesn't change the fact that we all love to have money. It is the root of temptation were money originates from.
    • Linda Joy
      Don't lump me or anyone else whose learned this lesson in your little money loving group. And if you have a comment to this remark feel free to post it on my answer and leave Boo's notifications out of it. She knows She's right and you're wrong and she's probably already tired of it. I know I am!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, you still don't know where money originated from. It is certainly not from God. To your other remarks about not bothering Boola Boo: actually, that's what the comments section is for, so we can express our views. If she doesn't like receiving comments from me, she can tell me about it, and I will consider it a "no comment zone" on her behalf. It's that simple: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/3510791

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