Comments on: POLL: Is Goldman Sachs “doing God’s work”? Its CEO thinks so http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: therooster http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-31976 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:21:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-31976 When referring to God’s work, keep in mind that the Word of God has a script full of bad buys too. Some evils are necessary when a society moves from fixed gold to free floating real-time gold-as-money. Did you all know that the free floating dollar has really been developed as a real-time measure for real-time gold currency ? You see …. some evils are necessary. Follow the script. It ends well.

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By: steo http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-23580 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:25:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-23580 didn’t jeff skilling say the same thing about doing god’s work when he was ceo of enron?

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By: Even Steven http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-22569 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:28:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-22569 “Doing God’s Work” is exactly what many of the top investment bankers said to Congress when questioned about their role in the Stock Market Crash of 1929.Read the book, “Wall Street Under Oath” to get a flavor of how the public is cheated by those who own the Wall Street casinos.Their slogan should be, “What are you complaining about, we stole the money fair and square.”

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By: T http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20269 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:40:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20269 Then there’s concept of free will, without which, we couldn’t be judged. So he’s doing his own work, and it may overlap with God’s WILL at times.Really, if GS were to evenly distribute his wealth to every taxpayer for the next $10 years, as someone mentioned early in these comments, WE would then be equally obligated to pass the wealth even further down the ladder to those that can’t afford to pay taxes at all (let alone food, shelter, and other basic necessities). Or we could just accept that that would be the right thing to do, and step back so that GS could skip over us and do it directly? Or we could just accept that the majority of us, presently and even after having been given a bailout, would not go on to bailout the people in real trouble, who have a much more legitimate reason to despise us as we do to despise GS, namely in the hypocrisy that is embedded in our position as the middle-men.Would also like to reference Jan Crowder (November 8th, 2009 – 11:44 pm GMT. Excellent comment if I do say so myself.

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By: T http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20242 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20242 And actually, since WE created monetary systems, I don’t see how God is even relevant to the subject, except for what Mr. Goldman Sachs stated. That leads me to believe that intent does matter, but the amount in question is irrelevant. That’s the only way I can see this particular situation.

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By: T http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20241 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:23:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20241 Now now everybody.. don’t be bad sports. Goldman Sachs knows the business and had a plan in place like a decade or more earlier to prepare for an event such as the slump in the economy. How twisted is our logic really when we think ill of people because they have what they legitimately (if this is indeed true) earned? “Hey Goldman! Quit your job and give your money to all of us, then go make yourself scarce.” Yep, that would balance it all out. It’s like me chopping off my limbs cuz the quadriplegics are complaining.Here’s some more food for thought on this general topic: If filthy rich people give $10 million to a charity, whereas I put in, say $100.. then who’s doing “God’s work?” Does intent even matter when the outcome is still positive?

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By: Market Timer http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20205 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:35:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20205 I happen to know some GS traders/insiders. What do they have to say: “Is this heaven?” It wasn’t long ago they wondered if GS wasn’t going to h%$$.

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By: Michael Araujo http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20169 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:09:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20169 Just read Matthew 25, and then go through and reread all of the red letter quotes in the gospels and you’ll know whether Goldman’s is doing “God’s work” or whether they are trying to be wolves in sheeps clothing! Along side that, who cares what the commentators and spin masters have to say about it!

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20162 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20162 We’re getting a lot of comments that sound like they’ve been copied out of the pages of Mein Kampf. They go straight into the bin.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/08/goldman/comment-page-2/#comment-20153 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:35:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9479#comment-20153 Of course GS is doing god’s work; separating fools from their money. God does not want fools to have money.

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