Yes, you understand. It would also make me a hypocrite on multiple levels to value someone because of wealth or being upper class. That was exactly the point I was trying to make! I don't make claims of being wealthy or upper class (regarding income). Nor do I hold such men in high esteem. So how could I - who neither values those things nor holds those people in high esteem - dare to say that rich men are worth more than poor men? It would not make sense.Zambales wrote:It's certainly a baseless way to judge a person. Wealthy individuals such as Kim Jong-Un and Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman are just two random examples. Man makes the money, money doesn't make the man. As they say.Adama wrote:For some reason people think the measure of a man is how much money he makes.
It's similar to basing a woman on her looks alone or fawning over a pop singer just because they have a tremendous voice or can dance sexy. All superficial.
A rich man can still commit murder, fiddle with little kiddies, or f**k your woman behind your back but hey lets put him on a pedestal just because he drives a lamborghini.
And also, the Bible says that money is similar to a bird in that it has wings and flies away; that moth and dust corrupts it, that you can't take your wealth to heaven with you, that we are not supposed to work for riches, and especially that charging even 1% interest is usury.
So am I really going to say that a stock broker is a better person than a man teaching English overseas? The man teaching English overseas might be a saved Christian, while we all know that rich men will hardly enter into heaven (as in it is hard for a rich man to be saved, since it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle (the kind used for sewing clothing)!