: Because the way our culture is at the moment, the only thing worse than actually having money is wanting
it-- because that means you'll do any debasing, underhanded, vile evil thing to get it. If you're not whoring yourself for it, you're stealing out of the mouths of those who have too little of it already. You can only be "pure" in your motivations if money isn't involved, as soon as it is the taint can never be removed and you are forever damned.
OK, I admit that was a huge blast of cynicism and you probably didn't deserve to get hit with it full force. but it's been something on my mind for a while. I exaggerated a lot there but I stick to the basic premise, though-- having money is a sin, these days.