Maybe it’s a pet peeve of mine. But this phrase just irritates me to no end. It’s one thing to misquote someone…happens to everyone. But before using any statement as a basis for any argument, check the facts. Especially if you’re representing the Occupy Wall Street movement on a national broadcast…just sayin’.
This quote comes from the Bible; specifically passage 1 Timothy 6:10.
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. – King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
So…the root of all evil is? The LOVE OF money. It is how YOU think and act towards money that is good or evil. Money is just an object – something we use to exchange goods and services.
I often wonder how many people are subject to a life of poverty, lack, and struggle because they falsely believe their God says money is evil.