New Age Spiritual Leader:<quoted text>
"the Bible....as a best seller"
- this should actually be....
"The Bible - the only book GIVEN TO THE MOST PEOPLE."
One should not have to pay for the Bible.
If you do, then you have partaken in a "profit of of God and Jesus" campaign, placing money as the superior aspect of the transaction.
Religion should not cost anyone anything, but unfortunately, religion spawns greed:
- Religious goods selling
- Manufacturing and the selling of crosses
- Selling bibles
- Selling Eucharist supplies/wafers to churches
- Selling flowers to churches
The next time you think money isn't heavily involved with religion, just think of the payouts the Catholic Church has made to the victims of child abuse that they cover-up with those settlements.
As I started the post with repeating what seems to be something you like to say openly - "the Bible....as a best seller"
- is completely based in greed.
My suggestion to you - boycott the selling and buying of religious items.
Electrons are free! Boycott the selling of electrons(electricity) by not paying your electric bill....(smiles)
You are throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
So, you better throw out all....In some-way, I am in agreement, but because we are in the world, it is best to acknowledge the world. You want to get rid of the Bible because it costs money....Hmmm. Well, throw out "all the sayings of Jesus"(as you call them) as well.
A rather difficult, if not impossible task, don't you think?
It is better to be discerning what is right and acceptable, and of balance. Greed, even for these is not correct.