Root causes of economic & moral crisis

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1. Avarice. That’s according to Saint Paul. It’s idolatry, because, in the end, let’s be honest with ourselves, we’ve turned to idolatry wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. Avarice is typical of our age. It’s a rejection of the worship of the true God. People who are avaricious are indifferent to the legitimacy of the methods they employ. Lack of faith takes on new and increasingly uncontrolled forms. The virus of greed in today’s world has mutated and been transmitted to all strata of society. Let us not fool ourselves that it’s only the rich who belong to this category. It’s all classes. It’s just that the have-nots live in the hope of acquiring things themselves. What we call the consumer society has ended up as consumer hysteria. The ideal and aim of people today in all social classes is to accumulate material goods, unthinkingly, even though these are often superfluous. This greed, which is at the root of today’s ecological crisis, was denounced 16 centuries ago by a great theologian, the Father and Teacher of our Church, Saint Gregory of Nyssa. He stressed that we should use, but not misuse. We should allow ourselves to enjoy, but within reason. We should not become the ruination of all the creatures which live on land and in the sea.

2. The elimination of the sense of justice. In theory, we’re all against injustice; it’s a pastime that we all, to some extent enjoy. But in our everyday lives, if we think that something’s in our interest, we find a variety of pretexts to go along with it. During Great Lent, the insistent voice of the Prophet Isaiah urges us to ‘Remove the iniquities from your souls… learn to do good, seek judgement (i.e. justice), deliver those who are being wronged, plead for the orphan and seek justice for the widow… and come, let us reason together, says the Lord’. Holy Scripture is full of clear commands for us to be just in every facet of our lives, especially in our dealings. But it’s not only about employers who might not treat their employees fairly. When the injustice is perpetrated by certain employees, this is often overlooked. In the public sector, for example, when they work fewer hours than those agreed, but still think it their right to be paid a full wage. You might think these are mere details. But such minor injustices undermine the general sense of fairness, responsibility and dignity within a society.

3. Another root of corruption is distortion of the truth. A lie in all its forms. ‘Woe to you who call evil good and good evil’. The Prophet raises his voice also against those ‘who present darkness as light and light as darkness’, who ‘present the sweet as bitter and the bitter as sweet’. ‘Woe to those who consider themselves wise and knowledgeable in their own opinion.’ At another point in the Old Testament it is stated most expressively: ‘Those whose support is lies are shepherding the winds’ (Prov. 9, 12). The first book of Holy Scripture tells us that our Fall was the result of a lie, while the last informs us that ‘all those who love and practice lies’ will remain outside the Kingdom of Heaven. Lies, in general, undermine our ability to love. This may seem a little strange, but I’m referring to a thought of Dostoevsky, who puts into the mouth of Starets Zosima the following words: the main thing is not to lie to yourself. People who lie to themselves and believe in their own lies reach the point where they can see no truth, either in themselves or in others. So they lose respect for others and for themselves. If you don’t value others, you cease to love. I believe that this relationship between lying and the truth is most revealing. Starets Zosima concludes that people who lie to themselves are the first to be offended, because at times it’s very pleasant to feel you’re being affronted, isn’t it?

4. But the most egregious danger is ego-centrism, captivity to ourselves, worship of our personal interest, or that of our family, our place or, if you like, our nation. The antidote to this remains justice, together with support and self-sacrifice. The secret to discovering your true self is to offer it to others. Emphasizing and experiencing this value remain the Church’s greatest contribution. Drawing on the best pages of its history, the Church adds to the classic ‘cogito ergo sum’ – ‘I think therefore I am’- ‘I love therefore I am’. In accordance with the model of existence of the Holy Trinity, that of love and reciprocity.


“Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana”

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I would suggest that the root cause of perceived social problems is the overriding influence of human inherency.

Economy and morality are secondary social constructs and as such are always a secondary consideration.

The primary influence does not require thought or collective thought. It is pre-programmed and therefore can only be temporarily ignored and not permanently overwritten.

Whereas secondary considerations always require a whole lot of fat chewing and will always result in variable outputs and differences of opinion.

Consensus is only ever a temporary solution, subject to the fickleness of consciousness and conscience and the ability to subdue sub-consciousness.
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Create problems. Solve problems in a way that creates more problems to be solved. Endless cycle.


The issue is definitely a spiritual one, and that is the point. The solution to these problems are rooted in spiritual issues.

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Spirituality is as spirituality does.

I think I am spiritual, therefore I think that I am spiritual.

The contentious nature of spirituality, make it one of the more problematic human concepts.
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There shouldn't be anything contentious about purifying the heart.
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The contentious nature of spirituality, make it one of the more problematic human concepts.
1} Spirituality = support of self and family priority

2} support of the ecological environment that sustains all biologicals.

Spirit-1 { spirit-of-intent }  = metaphysical-1 mind/intellect/concepts and ego,

-----------------line of demarcation---------------------

Spirit-2, physical/energy { Observed Time } ergo fermions,  bosons and aggregate collection thereof,

Spirit-3 = metaphysical-3 Gravity (  )i.e. positive curvature

Spirit-4, metaphysical-4 Dark Energy )( i.e negative curvature.


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The heart is just an organ that pumps blood.

The best way to purify the body is to stay fit and healthy.
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Yep. If you say so.

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Yep. If you say so.
Yes, I do say so and no one has ever offered any rational, logical common sense that adds too, or invalidates, my givens as stated.  Please share if you ever find any and you could perhaps be the first, 2nd or 3rd in that catagory.

The truth exists for those who seek it and from what Ive seen on the net, only a rare  few truly seek it. Go go figure.
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1} Spirituality = support of self, then family, then others as the priorities

2} support of the ecological environment that sustains all biologicals which includes self, family and others.

Spirit-1 { spirit-of-intent }  = metaphysical-1 mind/intellect/concepts and ego { i },

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Spirit-2, physical/energy { Observed Time } ergo fermions,  bosons and any aggregate collection thereof,

Spirit-3 = metaphysical-3 Gravity (  ) i.e. positive geodesic curvature

Spirit-4, metaphysical-4 Dark Energy )( i.e negative geodesic curvature.

...Space(Time)(Time)Space.......

....Space( >*<)  i  (>*<)Space.......


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A healthy blood pump has little to do with the heqrt I am speaking of, and the heart that is relevant to this topic.

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Ergo, over-think.
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There shouldn't be any confusion by anyone that the heart pumps blood and any other claims concerning it are born of IGNORANCE.
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Ergo, over-think.
Contrary to lack of thought, I will take overthought any day  of the week in search of truth. You, not so much.

PLease share when you have any rational, logical common sense that adds to or invalidates my comments as stated. You do not, becuase you have not anything of any relevant significance too offer. Good bye!
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The truth exists for those who seek it and from what Ive seen on the net, only a rare  few truly seek it. Go go figure.

1} Spirituality = support of self, then family, then others as the priorities

2} support of the ecological environment that sustains all biologicals which includes self, family and others.

Spirit-1 { spirit-of-intent }  = metaphysical-1 mind/intellect/concepts and ego { i },

-----------------line of demarcation---------------------

Spirit-2, physical/energy { Observed Time } ergo fermions,  bosons and any aggregate collection thereof,

Spirit-3 = metaphysical-3 Gravity (  ) i.e. positive geodesic curvature

Spirit-4, metaphysical-4 Dark Energy )( i.e negative geodesic curvature.

...Space(Time)(Time)Space.......

....Space( >*<)  i  (>*<)Space.......