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Thoughts on theology and economics in the modern world.

What do these three words have to do with each other? Babel and Mammon are usually associated with human sinfulness; love with goodness and God. The Tower of Babel was our attempt to erect an edifice that would make us like gods; in the biblical story, God frustrated our plan by giving us different languages so we were no longer able to work together. The original clash of civilizations, I suppose. Mammon, the personification of human avarice, is almost the opposite of love: the love of money is the root of all evil, we are told. And in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that we cannot serve both God (love) and Mammon.

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