Religious attitudes to rich and poor

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  • Religious attitudes to rich and poor in society.
    • Christianity.
      • People have been given talents which should not be wasted (use them to earn money.
      • "the love of money is the root of all evil"
        • Christians should practice stewardship in how they use their money.
      • Excess wealth should be shared with the poor.
      • Spiritual riches are more important than material riches.
    • Buddhism
      • The Buddha left a wealthy life for a poorer one because wealth led to cravings and selfishness.
        • Excess wealth should be shared to the poor so the giver can earn good karma.
        • Excess wealth should be used to help eliminate poverty.
        • Equality is key although they accept there will be rich and poor in society.
  • Excess wealth should be shared to the poor so the giver can earn good karma.

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