On another thread, this question was raised: Is the love of money "THE" root or "A" root? And is a or the root of all evil or all sorts of evil? From the KJV:1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. From the HCSB:1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. When I stated that mucho fornication was occurring daily, having nothing to do with money, one gent tried to link it with a love of money. To me, this is absurd, as I see couples shacked up all over the place who are by no means wealthy, nor shacked up for monetary gain. And what about homosexuality and all other sexual sins & perversions? There are very few instances of these where love of money is involved. AND JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED OVER THE CENTURIES OVER RELIGION??????????????????????? And what about HITLER, arguably the greatest sinner who ever lived? His personal finances were very modest. He left very few personal effects. He was never wealthy. And none of his many sins were for love of money. Hitler's sins were from megalomania. Jeffrey Dahmer's sins were from sexual aberrations. Charley Whitman's (the Texas Tower shooter) sins were from a mental breakdown. Certainly, none of them had any love of money, but they committed different kinds of great sin. Now, while the love money is A large root for all sortsa sin, it's certainly not THE base root for ALL evil. YOUR thoughts?