Posted by Lewis on June 19, 2003
In Reply to: Time is Money, Women are Evil posted by R. Berg on June 16, 2003
: : : Women are EVIL! Here's proof!
: : : We all know that women require multiples of time and money.
: : : women = time X money
: : : and according to Benjamin Franklin, "time is money"
: : : time = money
: : : so we have
: : : women = money X money, so women = money^2
: : : from the Bible, we know money is the root of all evil
: : : money = sqrt(evil)
: : : by squaring both sides we have
: : : money^2 = evil
: : : and making the final substitution, we conclude
: : : women = evil
: : Sorry to interrupt your attempt at levity, but when you write in to this forum, it helps to quote correctly: the *love* of money is the root of all evil.
: Love is blind. Now Prophet will have to start over.
Shouldn't the whole phrase that "the love of money is the root
of all kinds of evil" be used?
I think the nuance of meaning is that desire for money can cause many different kinds of wrongdoing - not that it is the sole source of evil thought. If one took the "money is power" idea and put that into the equation and "power corrupts" as a side-dish, we could have some interesting permutations.
Anyway, I thought Lord Voldemort was the epitome of evil and so far as I know, he only ever planned a bank raid, not to get money, but to get the Philospoher's stone from Gringotts - or is that fiction?