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POVERTY AND WEALTH- THE FOLLOWING QUOTES

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The following quotes, parables and stories I found were relevant for my project on Poverty and Wealth. The following quotes, parables and stories are all from either the Bible the Torah or the Guru Granth Sahib. Declaration of Human Rights says: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." "...freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people. ...the peoples of the United Nations have...determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom." In Exodus 20:17, the bible the tenth commandment also says: "You shall not covet your neighbour's house. ...read more.

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and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." In Leviticus 19:9-10 it says: "When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien." In addition in Deuteronomy it says: If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted towards your poor brother. ...read more.

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These quotes suggest that many religions are against worldwide Poverty with many thinking that too much wealth can cause greed and can get in the way of worship to God. This means that many suggest that the wealthy give a small proportion of their wealth to the Poor or to a registered charity. They think that because of this the not only is poverty being prevented but it prevents people from getting to obsessed by wealth and the effects of it. Many religions also teach that gambling or "wasting money" is wrong and this means that majority of religious people do not gamble. One religion in particular is absolute in their views about gambling and Islam teaches that all gambling is unacceptable. I will now go onto look at the terms fat cats and how religions view what a fat cat actually is. ...read more.

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