Rich and Poor in British Society


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Wealth and Poverty

5 causes of wealth: gifts and inheritence, business and enterprise, hard work, saving and investing, lottery

7 causes of poverty: unemployment, low wages, wasteful spending, debt, laziness, tradgedy, lack of education

3 ways of overcoming poverty: education and training, counselling, government help

religious beliefs about gambling

christian: 'the love of all money is the root of all evil' (new testement)                                                                                               we should work to earn money - gambling is cheating

muslim: gambling is HARAM - forbidden in Islam                                                                                                                           'O you who believe, wine and gambling... are filthy tricks of Satan; avoid them so you may                                             pray'. 

religious attitudes to the poor and the use of money

Christian: wealth is seen as a gift from God                                                                                                                                         Christians have a duty to help the poor

Muslim: sadaqah - giving to charity

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Zacchaeus the tax collector 

A rich young ruler - 'it is easier for a camel to go through the eye

of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

'the love of all money is the root of all evil' (1 Timothy 6:10)

'Do not store up for yourselve treasures on Earth, but store up

for yourselves treasures in heaven' (Matthew 6:20)

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