Is money the root of all evil?

It could be argued that we have an increasing attachment to material wealth, and some people may do all within their power to gain and retain wealth. This question explores the relationship between money and unethical behaviour. It invites us to consider whether the former is the sole and principal cause of the latter.

Yes, money is the root of all evil

No, money isn’t the root of all evil

While money may facilitate and even be a driving factor behind the realisation of unethical acts, it is in no way the principal cause. What is telling is the attitude towards money that the individual, who hopes to attain money, has.

Workplace studies show that money itself doesn't cause evil, but greed does

The value that individuals attach to money greatly affects their behaviour and personal ethics rather than the possession of money itself.

Christian scripture specifies that the love of money drives sinful behaviour

At the centre of Christianity is God and nothing should be valued above His word. The love of money idolises cash and places it above God and encourages believers to commit acts that do not align with Christian values.
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