Do successful people lack values?
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
- Duration 4:13
- Date Jul 8, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
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Welcome back President Obama making an interest in -- the recent campaign stop by implying that people who are successful may not have the same values as people in the middle class -- The middle class.
Is also an attitude.
Not just -- -- -- it's about knowing.
And not measuring your success just based on.
Your bank account.
What it's about your values.
And being responsible.
And looking at three job.
-- -- -- is -- Fox News religion contributor joining us now until Wednesday to -- this is obviously the president there is trying to appeal to the middle class saying you have the values that have made America great.
However implicit in that is.
And rich people don't care not to be out or something like -- -- If we're gonna give the benefit of the doubt as I'm supposed to do especially -- we should say that if he's saying that success is not about a big bank account.
Absolutely right actually right but what he said.
Could very much be interpreted in the hope he's not just pandering to middle class but saying actually -- -- you are middle class therefore you're good people.
You know you're good people right middle class values it's an attitude it's mentality -- middle class is about how much money you have and you could have.
Very little money you could have a lot of money he could have.
And a decent amount of money and you could be excellent people why.
Because our values have to do with responding.
To who we are in what god is calling us to -- In relationship to other people and you talk about what's implied there and when I.
-- listen to at the end of it is we're draws my attention that they know what's important so therefore when you.
Makes X amount of dollars you forget -- supported -- again given the benefit of the doubt I am trying to make sense of that -- well certainly.
When we have.
All the money in the world are all the same -- all the power in the world there are new temptations.
Not to live up to our values and maybe what he's saying is there is no class.
Has doesn't have those temptations but.
I think unfortunately there's been so many things have been done recently that creates this class struggle.
Right the rich are bad to -- in the middle class are good.
That is set and definitely not.
But that is definitely not in accordance with the Bible or even according to -- in accordance with the right reason.
Okay trash like you -- Bible because I think it's safe to say you probably know the Bible better than better than me.
-- -- so while we're gonna.
If I was if I was a betting betting person I was say.
-- what we're here but that's at the heart of this issue right which is this idea that earning money or becoming rich is somehow immoral but according to the Bible and there are a number of times in the Bible where this -- talked about by being rich by being wealthy by making yourself wealthy you can then and rich other human beings by doing so right and it's it's.
Throughout the Bible is that -- -- in a lot lot of people -- quote the Bible and say money is the root of all evil the Bible is not save money is through volume let's have the love of money which is means.
-- ordered attachment to wealth.
Is the root of all is evil.
But it if money in itself is a good thing.
It's a very good thing because we can use it well it's like is food a good thing will yes it is.
Having lots of flu is that a good thing yes continue to share some pet food with other people money in and of itself is not a bad thing it's not to -- of all evil.
And to suggest that the middle class.
Is good and the rich are bad that is un American.
It's not -- local and I think it just goes against human great reason and we're department will fall well you know what we should be encouraging people.
Towards six sacks.
Right not just.
Financial success but financial success to the American dream is not about everyone being in the middle class.
In American dream is a very good thing of course comes with responsibility.
Obligations to use it well.
But encouraging people to stay in the middle class because that's where the real values are that is un American and I think it's -- a very negative thing.
Jonathan Morris are far -- -- and computer I was conceded things got its.