(Friday Filosophy 2/17/23)
Happy Freakin’ Friday!
Welcome to this Pulitzer Prize-winning (not) edition of Friday Filosophy – the weekly postcard where I challenge you with a question, idea, or topic you may want to think about. Today let’s look at one of my favorite subjects…sin.
Reverend Charles Fillmore shocked the religious community of his day when he stated that it’s a sin to be poor. If this is your first time hearing it, the statement might still shock you. But if we explore the true definition of sin, you'll have a better understanding of why Fillmore made that declaration.
The Bible was written in Aramaic, not English, Italian, or other languages so many people seem to believe. The way sin is used in the Bible, is best translated as “missing the mark.” For my metaphysical friends, the Course in Miracles defines sin as “a lack of love.” I believe both definitions are appropriate because when you are poor, you are missing the mark, missing out on the love that (god, nature, the universe, or whatever label best describes what you believe in) has to offer for you. I sincerely and vehemently believe that abundant prosperity is the birthright and natural state of every creature on earth.
You hear tropes like “money doesn’t buy happiness” all the time. That’s true, but please don’t take that to mean that somehow poverty buys happiness, because that’s horse shit as well.
It’s important to recognize that while money and material things don’t buy happiness – they allow you the freedom and self-expression that can make you decidedly happier.
If you want to create a prosperous life for yourself, it’s necessary to lose the nonsense that poverty is virtuous. Poverty causes people to lie, grovel, cheat, feel inferior, steal, and even kill. Contrary to romantic myth, there is nothing inherently noble, virtuous, or spiritual about poverty. In fact, the world would be a much better place if everyone woke up each morning and screamed “FUCK POVERTY!!!” 15 times.
Why don’t you try that right now? I’ll wait…
Now, doesn’t that feel better? This week we’re up to number three on our countdown of the five deadliest causes of failure. This one is a huge issue for a lot of people.
The 3rd Deadliest Cause of Failure
Please. Have a great weekend, and stop being a sorry sinner.
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