Re: Mammon

From: Steven Craig Miller (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2000 - 11:06:33 EST

<x-flowed>To: Stephen C. Carlson,

<< How about: "You cannot serve both God and the Almighty Dollar"? >>

That seems to hit the nail on the head (assuming one wants such a
colloquial translation). Such a statement doesn't seem to be a typical
middle-class sentiment, does it?

Such colloquial translations can be lots of fun. For example:

<< Do not store up for yourself a portfolio in the stock market, where a
falling DOW or computer hackers can steal; but store up for yourselves a
portfolio in heaven, where neither a falling DOW nor computer hackers can
alter its value. For where your portfolio is, there your heart will be
also >> (Mt 6:19-21 [paraphrased]).

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)
FWIW: I'm neither a clergy-person, nor an academic (and I have no post-grad

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