Not Very Biblical: Investor Sues Bible.com For Not Being Profitable Enough
from the money-is-the-root-of-all-evil dept
Slashdot points us to an amusing story about how an investor who owns about 28% of Bible.com has sued the board for not being profitable enough. Now, it is true that when the owner of the domain put together a corporation to support it, he wrote in the plan “it is the goal of the board of directors of Bible.com to become very, very profitable,” but having failed at that hardly seems something that allows you to get sued. The investor is specifically claiming that a study suggested the domain name itself could be worth over $100 million, and he wants it to be sold.
I wondered if the Bible, itself, might have something to say on the matter, and thanks to the lovely thing called the internet, there’s actually an entire page of Bible verses about profit, with a few choice quotes such as:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” — Matthew 6:19-21
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” — 1 Timothy 6:10
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” — Matthew 6:24
Wonder who’s going to file the amicus brief on behalf of God?