The Root of All Evil

The old saying goes, “money is the root of all evil.” As most people know, this is a misquote of the original Biblical saying. The original is from Paul’s first letter to Timothy and says, “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.”

Evil comes from desire. Is a quality of consciousness.
Inanimate objects cannot be evil. money. Asteriod that comes along and wipes out humanity like the dinosaurs wouldn’t be evil would be a rock on a trajectory with unfortunate consequences.

But, of course even this is an oversimplification of reality.

Fear

simple-mindedness

Bigotry (example: even bigotry against “the rich”)

Religion based on fear. (doesn’t have to be. But both Christianity & Islam …)
Submission to false authority in religion supposedly in exchange for life after death.

Submission to evil authority on earth.

Example of Joe & Lucy giving in to the bank.

“Evil” is part of life. Lessons learned. Advancement.