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Outline Christian teachings, and the teaching of one other religion on wealth and poverty.

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Task: Outline Christian teachings, and the teaching of one other religion on wealth and poverty. Christians don't mind wealth; they feel that it's something which could be used for good or evil, depending on the person using it, and for what purpose. They font, in itself feel that wealth is a bad thing. They believe that money should only be made in lawful, moral ways. There is a quote from the bible which says 'People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, 1Timothy 6: 9 -10'. This quote is saying that a man shouldn't love money. Money is a gift from God, which can be used in good ways. People who have the wrong attitude to money can bring them away from God, into evil, foolish and harmful desires. Jesus once said, "How hard is it for the rich to enter the Kingdom Of God!" Christians believe this because they believe that no one can serve two masters, he can only love one, and so if somebody loves money, and are devoted to it, they cannot love the lord, and cannot serve God. ...read more.


Muslim aid, a charity gives help to people in less developed countries, these charities often provide food and help to build schools. Muslim aid also helps people in the UK providing relief and accommodation for poor or homeless Muslims and people from other cultures as well. Hadith said 'Richness does not lie in abundance of worldly goods, but true richness is the richness of the soul' meaning richness as in money and goods is not the same as richness of the soul, e.g. love, good feeling, etc. Overall, Christians and Muslims have very similar views or wealth and poverty, but Muslims take giving to the poor much more seriously, with the Zakah, moderation and some other things. Task: Explain the need for world development. There are four main contributions for lack of development in some countries. These are war, natural disasters, debt and cash crops. LDC's include countries which are still very poor, and have people starving in them like Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Mali. LDC's need money in order to improve living conditions including dry homes running water and food because war, consisting mainly of civil wars from ruling races and western empire, building. Wars are also caused by corruption and political differences. ...read more.


This often includes not just funding but promotion too. B.) I cannot agree or disagree. A person is rich in something if he has a lot of it. Poverty is the state of being poor - wanting the necessities of life. I don't agree that someone should be so rich he can burn money when someone else can't get the necessities of life. I believe its ok for someone to be well off. Those e.g. the queen, I believe do not deserve riches and they should give money to poorer people because they haven't earn there riches. I believe a decent life is one where food, drink, clothes and shelter are all available easily. People who have more then this I consider, well off, people who have less I consider poor, I believe every single person should have all these things, before anyone has more than they require, an equilibrium is needed. In fact, almost every person in MEDC does have more than this and almost every person in LDC's does not, so Medcs are living well and LEDCS aren't, I believe this to be very wrong. I think that perhaps people (rich and well off people) should be forced to pay a percentage of there income and savings to poorer people. Generally, I do agree the rich should help the poor, but I don't think there is anything wrong with been rich. ...read more.

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