Sunday, October 23, 2011

Usury is Greed in Action

Our dictionaries do not reveal the true definition of usury. They redefine the archaic meaning of “any interest at all” as “too much interest.” Neither claim is true.

Usury means any violation of our human rights. Usury is cheating or “taking advantage” of others.

My rights end where your rights begin – and vice versa. When one of us violates the others rights, that is called usury. There is no place for usury in civilization. We must respect each others rights!

There are, of course, a number of moral arguments to eliminating usury. Ask your clergy about this.

Luke 6:31 outlines the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

This simple rule is a solid basis for a new society based upon fairness and respect for others.

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