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Sorry to be picky

Posted by Lewis on June 19, 2003

In Reply to: Re: 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?