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457 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think consumerism is a sin?
Is it wrong to buy non necessities, and for businesses to only sell products for profit?

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14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/20/07 - 7:47:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well yeah it probably is a sin, but who cares when you have no faith to "punish" you for it.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/14/07 - 1:45:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it is a sin, then the scandals are the punishment for the business, and overwhelming debt is the punishment for the 'consumer'.
I personally detest the word consumer because it implies that my only job on this earth is to consume. It isn't.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/14/07 - 1:54:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't believe anything is a sin, but some things are immoral. Consumerism, however, isn't one of them. It's nobody else's business what I do with my money. If I want to spend it on charity or crystal vases or crack, that's my business.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/20/07 - 1:14:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It's called Greed.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/15/07 - 8:55:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
That depends on how you define "sin". lol
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 9:45:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you can afford to be a consumer with extravagent tastes then I see nothing wrong with it. If you're a company selling to these consumers for profit and not laundering money or organizing gun runners to Iraq or South America it seems fine to me as well.

If you're spending beyond your means and your children are suffering, you need help and a budget and lesson on how to stick to it.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 10:03:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
everything in moderation. anything taken to the extreme can be sinful
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/17/07 - 8:37:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, the mass of consumerism that we enjoy in America is taking its toll on the worlds environment and less fortunate. If we consumed less there would be less suffering in other nations. If you are causing suffering, be it indirectly, how can you claim to not be sinning?

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