The Only True Lack In Our World Today

15 Aug
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We are led to believe that there is scarcity in this world, and that is a lie.  The only thing there is a shortage of is money.  The goods are there, the food is there, the power (solar, water, geothermal) is there.  The only lack we have on this earth is lack that was created by those who wanted to have, while others had not.

What is the only thing standing between the homeless and a home?  Money – the materials exist, they simply cannot afford them.

What is the only thing standing between the hungry and food?  Money – the food exists, they simply cannot afford it.

What is the only thing standing between the sick and medical care?  Money – most cures exist, they simply cannot afford them.

It seems to me that the only real lack we have in our world is a lack we created ourselves.  Lack of a piece of paper or coin that, in the end,  means nothing.

I used to correct people when I heard them say ‘Money is the root of all evil” because it is not correct in a biblical way, the Bible actually says “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil”… but after reflection, I think I must disagree with that.  The existence of money is the root of the evil – in regard to our society’s ills, at least.  It creates a way in which the greed of a few can result in the lack of the basic necessities of life for many.

Do you agree or disagree?

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4 Responses to “The Only True Lack In Our World Today”

  1. Dilshaad Camroodien August 16, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    My sister actually posed the question that ultimately yes it is God’s will to take people away however a class difference does exist and does that actually impact on you living a better, longer life? Here in South Africa, the state of our medical care is truly pathetic. If you do not have medical aid you pretty much screwed, you would go to a government hospital or clinic and it’ll probably be decades until they actually help you, you could literally be about to drop dead at any second but you going to have to wait. The staff cannot cope, they overworked, there are limited supplies, you can’t actually even blame them. So hence people with money definitely can afford better health care.

    However its hard not to question certain things… especially when it comes to the will of God, it can be a rather sensitive topic to address and also you do not want to question God himself.

    However I have came to realise that the world was not created perfectly in that you get the poor, you get the rich, there is sadness, happiness, disease for a reason. Its like taking the definition of light, scientifically light is in fact the absence of darkness. If there was no such thing as darkness, what would we compare light to? Would it still even be called light? The same goes for happiness, you only truly know what real happiness is until you have experienced great sadness, because you have something to measure it by. People are always condemning the whole greater power thing saying that If god existed and really loved us, he wouldn’t do this to us or put all this crap on the planet. However I see the world in such a way, you say you love God too yet you disappoint almost everyday, isn’t it the same thing? Also I truly, truly believe that two contrasting things were meant to exist as to compare and measure the one to the other. When I realised all of this, I became more accepting of the injustices of the world not in the sense that I let it slide by, I just accepted that a perfect world will never ultimately exist as much as you want it to but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give up on it and shouldn’t strive to be the best person you can be. The injustices of the world was just meant to exist. Also ultimately everything is a test… I think if God wanted to create a perfect world he would have, but he didn’t. He didn’t make himself known and go, “Okay here I am. Feel my wrath. Now worship me”. He made an imperfect world, and made himself hidden as so you could go out and ultimately find him yourself. And everyone is on their own journey, despite what cultural background they come from, what the religion, what country etc.

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  2. Dilshaad Camroodien August 16, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Gosh that is quite the essay, I tend to get carried away at times, my bad lol. And if I came across as preachy, that wasn’t my intend 🙂

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    • KraftedKhaos August 16, 2013 at 6:33 am #

      I know. I understand your intent, and I too tend to make really long replies on certain subjects. But if you think about it, God didn’t invent money on the 8th day… man invented money, and all the ills that come along with a social system based on it.

      If we all realized that there’s more than enough for everyone, and made all things available to all people, then many of the problems of the world today would disappear.

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    • KraftedKhaos August 16, 2013 at 6:40 am #

      For example, the medical system you mention. If money were taken out of the equation (and trust me, the pharmaceutical companies don’t care about people, they only care about the business of making money off of people’s misery) then medicine would be available to all. No one would die for lack of funds to pay for medical care.

      If people didn’t have to work for a paycheck, then they would be able to spend their time doing the things they really cared about, and there are many, many people in this world who would spend their time helping others if it weren’t for the fact they couldn’t afford not to go to work every day.

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