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Did God Create Money?

considering what people go through, do or experience just to have money i sort of wonder such thing was really created by God.

One is never satisfied with it, if you have a $1,000, today you find yourself seeking for $2,000 in the next instance. i dont know how it is with you and what your views might be, but i cant stop wondering if God created it.

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And would the same argument not hold for Satan, Evil, pain, etc?

Could God who is good create such a thing that causes so much angst, frustration, and the wickedest of human actions.

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No? You claim that man made money but if you're a Christian, you would also claim that God made man.

Is God not therefore responsible for indirectly creating money?

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This topic isn't as pragmatic as most seem to want to make it.

No your God didn't create money. People created money in physical form and in conceptual form.

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Nice One!  But let me correct you a little bit.  What Timothy 6:10 actually says is not 'money is the root of all evil' but rather . . .

And he continues further to say . . .

I especially like the fact that the man of God is told to FLEE from all these things.  I don't see too many men of God readily fleeing from money. 

Of particular note is the point that he contrasts the love of money with the pursuit of Righteousness.  Eagerness for riches causing a wandering from the faith.  Note, not having money, but rather loving money.  Even a poor man can love money and thus bring damnation on himself without ever tasting the money. 

I think therefore that Christians should pay particular attention to Money and how it can distract them from Righteousness. 

Like I said before Money is a representation of Value.  Yet Value is a very ephemeral thing.  You are right when you say that mankind puts a value on everything.  In fact Value is at the very basis of all human endeavour (and possibly every process, animate and inanimate).  All behaviour is an attempt to increase value.  Everything is valued and some things are valued higher than others.  We all have our individual value scales that we operate by and we all try to climb up the ladder of these value scales. 

A man that is tidying his room is doing so because he values having a tidy room above having a messy room.  The hungry man preparing eba does so because he values eating eba above eating garri.  We all try to maximise our value potentials and this is what drives our behaviours and actions. 

You can now put a monetary figure on the value.  For instance, the man in an untidy room might place a sum of £10 on the value of having a tidy room.  In that case if you (who normally wouldn't have a care about the state of his room) offer to tidy his room for him for £10 he might well accept.  However if you charged £20 he would say that it wasn't worth it.  Thus money actually allows for the exchange of values and for transaction to occur.  You can now take that £10 and buy something that you value for £10.  Perhaps this thing is something that most other people wouldn't even pay 2 epinri (old 9ja pennies) for. 

The problem starts when money no longer properly represents values but actually starts to distort real values.   The interaction of various value systems (ie various individuals) will bring about a distortion of those value schemes.  Remember that the Kingdom of Heaven has Value too.  It is valued as a precious pearl for which one would go away and sell all that he has in order to acquire.  In other words it is the very top of the Value scale for christians.

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Very interesting site, though I don't agree with much of it. Yes, I agree that Money is illusory. Money is created. However what I don't agree with is that banklords create money. Money represents value. Banklords do not create Value.

When the site says . . .

So it is value we must look at closely. Value is not illusory as such but rather belongs to a different ontological category from tables and chairs. Value is definitely elusive and constantly changing and flowing. Value is a function of context.

For example, a man stumbles in from the desert. You offer him a cup of water. He is willing to pay 1 million naira for that cup of water. That high value of water is because of his present context of being thirsty after wandering the desert for 3 days.

One week later you bump into the same man chilling by a fresh water well and you offer him the same glass of water. How much do you think he will be willing to pay for it? Not much would be my guess. But it is the same glass of water. Therefore Value is not intrinsic in objects but is a function of the context in which we find the object. That doesn't make value unreal. It just makes it mercurial.

This mercurial nature of value is not something that Banks can control (otherwise they wouldn't be having the present and all the previous financial crisis). The man coming in from the desert will be willing to take out a loan of 1 million naira just to buy a glass of water. However if he had no such desire for the water then the bank can fill in ledgers till it's blue in the face but without anybody willing to come and take out a loan it cannot create any value/money.

I really hope this thread doesn't get taken out of the religion section (like the critical thinking thread) because I think that it is very pertinent to religion.

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Value is the keyword. Money is merely a medium.

Here is a link that explains how it only exists in your mind.

http://www.uhuh.com/unreal/moncur.htm

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Who created Value and the idea that some things are worth more or less than other things?

Who created the idea of a way of storing value in a commodity?

That Money causes much anguish, is it a quality inherent in money itself or is it just a person's attitude to money that results in such anguish.

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Nobody created money.

It doesn't exist. It's just a concept.

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@Kola Oloye

So?

Kola Oloye is here.

In the beginning was there any Kola Oloye? No

So does it prove false God didn't create Kola Oloye? No

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In the begining there was nothing like money even trading was by barter.

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@Dgreatrock

My friend, I sense you brought this up for the benefit of all.

Anyways as noticed in the above verses all things were made by God and came into existence through Him;

Nothing, not even one thing made, money inclusive has come into being without God's thumb's up.

Remember Genesis 1:22 "And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply . . .

Genesis 1:22 and having dreams fuels the desire . . .

New dreams leads to renewed visions and ultimately necessitated revised provisions . . . 

[center]Colossians 1:16 - Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Everything was created by him,

everything in heaven and on earth,

everything seen and unseen,

including all forces

and powers, and all rulers and authorities.

All things were created by God's Son,

and everything was made for him.

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