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'There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world' Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion, showing you have considered another point of view - Your answer should refer to Christian teaching.

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'There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world.' Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion, showing you have considered another point of view. Your answer should refer to Christian teaching. There are arguments in support of that 'there should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world'. They argue that it is because the poor are always exploited by the rich. In order to help the poor, more charities should be set up so that the rich can share their wealth. Some people think that it is bad to be rich as this makes other people poor. This is considered as 'evil' and it's supported by the quote: Timothy 6:10 "money is the root of all evil". ...read more.

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How could our global society stay strong? Jesus once said to his disciples to leave everything and follow him. Jesus is trying to say that if you give up everything you will be completely moral. There is a saying, it is more difficult for a rich man to get to heaven than a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. This is because if someone is rich, they are so attached to their wealth that it is very hard for them to give it up and be completely moral. However, Jesus is not anti-wealth but just to challenge the rich to give up their money. There is a saying that goes through the line of, "What has Ceases given to Caesar?" meaning that money is not important. But people are rewarded for being morally a good person. They will gain reward in heaven. ...read more.

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As 1 Timothy 6:10 says "money is the root of all evil." It is bad to be rich because you are making many other people poor and to Christianity that is evil. God gave plenty of resources to the world but not to any specific group. I think that there should be rich people and poor people because no one would want to be the same because the world would be very boring. If there were no rich in the there would be no one to help the poor and there would not be any quality of life. Even if there were rich, they would still give some of their money to charity. For example Bill Gates, he give a enormous amount of money to charity every year, that because he makes so much money that he should do something good with his wealth. Since there will always be poor no matter what, there will be no difference if there were rich people. ...read more.

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