Voltaire: Same religion

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No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24

“When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.”

Voltaire (1694-1778) as quoted in Pigeon Religion: Holy Spirit, Is That You?: Discerning Spiritual Manipulation by R.T. Kendall (Lake Mary: Charisma House, 2016) 73.

In one of his talks here in Australia, my colleague, Michael Blue, shared this quote attributed to Voltaire, the famous French atheist. He used it to shake and wake people to live differently from the world in relationship to money.

With this statement Voltaire basically proclaimed that everyone serves money. He was calling it like he saw it. If people looked at your life, would there be clear evidence to show that you serve God and not money?