Corruption If the player is stricken with the Defiled level, Spirit is a hostile Undead Phantom that emerges at random. Corruption.
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What does the Bible teach about corruption?
The word “prophecy” appears in the Old Testament “The term “bribery” is frequently used to describe corruption. Moses delivers the following instructions in the book of Exodus: “Accept no bribe, because a bribe blinds the eyes and twists the words of the upright” (Ex 23:8). Dt 16:19 contains similar material.
What are the forms of corruption?
The abuse of power by government officials or their network contacts for unlawful private gain is known as political corruption.
Bribery, lobbying, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement are all examples of corruption. Corruption can aid illegal activities such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and human trafficking, although it is not limited to these. Political corruption includes the abuse of government power for other objectives, such as suppression of political opponents and general police brutality.
Corruption has been defined in various ways over time. Accepting a gift while working for the government or as a representative, for example, is unethical in a simple situation. Any free gift could be interpreted as a ruse to persuade the recipient to adopt particular prejudices. In the instance of a junior worker turning in the gift to a senior employee who can be essential in earning the favor, the gift is perceived as a desire to seek particular favors such as work advancement, tipping in order to win a contract, job, or exemption from certain chores.
Bribery and other types of blatant personal gain are contrasted from some forms of corruption, now referred to as “institutional corruption.”
Any entity that relies on financial support from persons whose interests may conflict with the institution's core purpose faces a comparable risk of corruption.
An illegal act by a public official is only considered political corruption if it is directly tied to their official duties, is carried out under color of law, or involves influence trafficking. Depending on the country or jurisdiction, many activities are considered unlawful corruption. Some political finance tactics, for example, may be legal in one jurisdiction but prohibited in another. Government officials can have extensive or ill-defined powers, making it difficult to tell the difference between lawful and illegal conduct. Bribery is believed to be worth over a trillion dollars every year around the world. Kleptocracy, which literally means “government by thieves,” is a state of unfettered political corruption.
What does the Bible say about us having power?
“Finally, trust in the Lord and his awesome strength.” “The Lord gives his people strength, and the Lord blesses them with peace.”
What contradictions are in the Bible?
The Bible being without mistake is a core doctrine of all fundamental Christians. They “reason” that god can't be the author of false meaning and can't lie, thus they come to this conclusion. Is this correct? If it were written by a perfect being, it would not be anticipated to contradict itself, as a collection of books written by different men at different times over many centuries would be expected to do.
“…Thou shalt not pass any of thy seed through the fire to Molech, nor shalt thou defile thy God's name…” 18:21 (Leviticus)
“… If thou must give the children of Ammon into my hands, then whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to greet me when I return in peace from the children of Ammon shall undoubtedly be the LORD's, and I will offer it up as a burnt sacrifice.” Judges 11:30 a.m. to 1:31 p.m.
The Power of God
“…The LORD was with Judah, and he drove away the people of the mountain, but he couldn't drive out the people of the valley because they possessed iron chariots.” 1:19 Judges
“…thou must give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. “Fire for fire, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.” Exodus 21:23-25 (NIV)
“…you oppose not evil; but whoever smiteth thee on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.” 5:39 (Matthew)
“Cursed be he who lies with his sister, his father's daughter, or this mother's daughter…” 27:22 (Deuteronomy)
“And it is a cruel thing for a man to steal his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter…” 20:17 Leviticus
“And God said to Abraham, “As for Sara thy wife…I bless her, and likewise grant thee a son from her…” 17:15-16 Genesis 17:15-16
Consider the story of Job. To win a trifling gamble with Satan, Job commissioned Satan to wreck his finances and slay his shepherds and children. “Hast thou regarded my servant Job, that there is none like him in the land, a perfect and honest man, one who fears God and avoids evil?” God asked Satan. Even though thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without reason, he still maintains his integrity.” 2:3 (Job)
“When you're tempted, don't think to yourself, “I'm being tempted by God,” since God can't be tempted with evil, and he doesn't tempt anyone.” 1:3 James
“And it happened after these things that God tempted Abraham…” 22:1 (Genesis)
“Any man who comes to me and does not despise his father, mother, wife, children, brethren, and sisters, as well as his own life, cannot be my disciple.” 14:26 (Luke)
The End of the World
“Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man enter his kingdom.” 16:28 Matthew 16:28 Matthew 16:28 Matthew 16
“Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things are accomplished.” Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will endure.” 22:32-33 Luke 21:32-33
“And that, understanding the hour, now is the time to get up from your sleep: for our redemption is nearer than we thought.” The night is nearly over, and the day is approaching; therefore, let us put aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.” 13:11-12 Romans 13:11-12
“Be patient, and establish your hearts, for the Lord's coming is drawing near.” 5:8 James
“Little children, it is the last time; and, as ye have heard, antichrist must come; and, as ye have heard, there are many antichrists now; thereby we know it is the end time.” 1 John 2:18
“However, the end of all things is near: be sober, and watch unto prayer.” 1 Peter 4:7 (NIV)
These lines were penned between 1800 and 1900 AD to warn and prepare the early Christians for the impending end of the world. Some remarks are said to have come directly from the lips of the “Son of God.” The world did not come to an end in 1800 or 1900 years. All of that generation died without any of the prophecies coming true. It could not have happened without a lot of prayer, as well as a lot of patience, faith, and sobriety. The world continued on as usual, unconcerned about yet another batch of doomsday prophets who had visions of messiahs dancing in their heads. By living, the world creates inconsistencies in the preceding sections.
The Bible's amazing quality isn't its divine authorship; it's that such a jumble of contradictory gibberish could be believed to have been penned by an omniscient deity by anyone. To do so, one must either refuse to read the book, as most Christians do; or, if one does read it, one must discard one's reasoning intelligence – in other words, one must become a fool for God.
To be an atheist, all one has to do is laugh when blatant nonsense is presented as “divine” truth.
All Bible quotations are from the Authorized King James Version (New York: Abradale Press, 1965)
This is an edited version of an article published by Frank Zindler, former Interim President and current member of the Board of Directors.
What are the causes of corruption?
- In India, corruption is the result of a link between bureaucracy, politicians, and crime.
- It has now evolved into a state of contemplation, where anything may be had for a fee.
- The number of ministers with a clean image today can be counted on one hand.
- Bribes were once paid for getting the wrong things done, but now they are paid for getting the correct things done on time.
What is Corruption?
- Corruption is the abuse of public power for private benefit (by an elected politician or an appointed government worker).
- To ensure that not just governmental corruption, but also private corruption between persons and businesses is included by the same simple definition,
- Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power (whether by birth, education, marriage, election, or appointment) for personal gain.
Causes of Corruption in India
- The link between political parties and industrialists is another major source of corruption in India.
- Another major cause of corruption in India is the emergence of political elites who believe in self-serving rather than nation-serving programs and policies.
- Another major reason for corruption in India is people's tolerance for it.
Consequences of Corruption
- Corruption is also a major cause of poverty, as the rich grow richer and the people get poorer. Not all of the government's packages and compensations reach minorities and backward communities.
Steps taken by Indian government
- The most important stage is demonetization, or the prohibition of 500 and 1000 rupee notes, which is the path of all evil, including corruption, black money, and terrorism.
- Citizens can now ask the government how their money is spent under the “Right to Information Act (RTI).”
- Millions of people have bank accounts thanks to the “Jan Dhan Yojana” and “Direct Benefit Transfer” initiatives, which allow them to receive subsidies and benefits directly into their accounts.
- E-auctions for spectrum and natural resources are a positive step toward a less corrupt India.
- The administration is putting more emphasis on digitization, which will result in greater transparency in government operations.
- The government has implemented self-attestation of certificates and removed interviews from lower-level positions, ensuring that no one can bribe their way into a job.
- The Central Vigilance Commission is another effective anti-corruption tool (CVC). It was established by the government to provide advice and guidance to Central Government entities on vigilance issues.
% of land and property deals in India involve bribes
- In India, bribes are used in 38 percent of land transactions, primarily because it is the buyer's only alternative.
- The property trade is dominated by a network of government officials, politicians, judicial officers, real estate developers, and law enforcement authorities who illegally purchase and sell land.
More than 60 Percent Enforcement Officials takes Bribes
- The police are the ones who collect the most bribes. Passport verification accounts for 30% of the average annual bribe paid by a normal Indian, while traffic offences account for 25%.
- The techniques are various, and the sums are large, ranging from Rs. 2500 for a failed breathalyzer test to Rs. 500 for passport verification.
% of road stops for truckers are for extorting money
- Truckers pay bribes worth 222 crores every year, according to Transparency International. Authorities such as government regulators, police, the forest service, and sales and excise force roadblocks, with 60% of them being for the purpose of extorting money. These delays result in a significant loss of production.
- Sixty percent of persons who acquired their driver's license from an agency never took the test.
What are the effects of corruption?
Corruption affects (1) general investment, (2) FDI and capital inflows, (3) foreign trade and aid, (4) official growth, (5) inequality, (6) government expenditure and services, and (7) the shadow economy and crime.
Why is the Bible inconsistent?
Because of its multiple discrepancies, the Bible is an unreliable source of information. If two statements contradict one other, at least one of them must be false. The biblical inconsistencies demonstrate that the book contains many erroneous statements and is thus not infallible.
Examples of Old Testament Contradictions
The inconsistencies begin in the Bible's first chapters, where contradictory creation accounts are given. The first man and woman were created at the same time and after the animals, according to Genesis chapter 1. However, in Genesis chapter 2, the sequence of creation is reversed: man first, then animals, and finally woman.
The first six days of creation are listed in Genesis chapter 1, while the second day is mentioned in Genesis chapter 2 “The Lord God created the world and the sky on this day.” On the first day, God created light and separated it from darkness, according to Genesis 1:2-3, but the sun, moon, and stars were not created until the fourth day, according to Genesis 1:14-19.
The fruit trees were created before the man, according to Chapter 1, yet they were produced after him, according to Chapter 2. The fowl were created from the waters, according to Genesis 1:20, and from the earth, according to Genesis 2:19.
The biblical story of an universal flood is similarly riddled with contradictions. God commanded Noah to bring the animals to the ark, according to Genesis 6:19-22 “two of every kind of living thing from all flesh… into the ark.” Nonetheless, according to Genesis 7:2-3, the Lord instructed Noah to take the pure beasts and birds in sevens and only the unclean beasts in twos inside the ark.
Noah's ark remained on the mountains of Ararat in the seventh month as the flood waters receded, according to Genesis 8:4. The mountaintops, on the other hand, would not be visible until the tenth month, according to the next verse.
The ground was dry on the first day of the first month, according to Genesis 8:13. However, according to Genesis 8:14, the earth did not become dry until the twenty-seventh day of the second month.
The tale of King David's census and the Israelites' subsequent punishment in the Old Testament offers an interesting contrast. The census enraged God so much that he issued a pestilence that killed 70,000 men. The Lord had caused David to take the census, according to II Samuel 24:1, making the punishment even more absurd. However, at I Chronicles 21:1, an attempt was made to rehabilitate God's image by claiming that Satan incited the census.
Furthermore, the Old Testament is divided on whether the Lord commanded the Israelites to offer animal sacrifices to him. God denies ever giving the Israelites commandments about animal sacrifices in Jeremiah 7:22. Exodus 29:38-42, and many other texts, on the other hand, portray God as forcing the Israelites to give animal offerings.
Examples of New Testament Contradictions
There are inconsistencies in the genealogy of Jesus presented in Matthew's first chapter and Luke's third chapter in the New Testament.
Both genealogies begin with Jesus' father, Joseph, who is named in both (which is curious, given that Mary was supposedly impregnated by the Holy Ghost). However, Matthew believes that Joseph's father was Jacob, and Luke claims that he was Heli. Between Jesus and King David, Matthew mentions 26 generations, whereas Luke lists 41. In Matthew, Jesus' line of descent is traced back to David's son Solomon, whereas in Luke, it is traced back to David's son Nathan.
Jesus' birth narrative is likewise contradictory. After the wise men from the east brought gifts, Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt with the baby Jesus, according to Matthew 2:13-15.
However, Luke 2:22-40 reports that following Jesus' birth, his parents stayed in Bethlehem for Mary's purification (which was 40 days, under the Mosaic law). They subsequently returned to their home in Nazareth after bringing Jesus to Jerusalem “to offer him to the Lord.” Luke makes no mention of a trip to Egypt or a visit from wise men from the east.
Matthew 27:5 says that Judas, the traitorous disciple, took the money he received for betraying Jesus, threw it down in the temple, and “went and hanged himself.” Judas used the money to buy a field, according to Acts 1:18, and “falling headlong, he broke asunder in the midst, and all his bowels flowed out.”
In John 19:17, Jesus is described as carrying his own cross as he is led to his execution. However, Mark 15:21-23 contradicts this by stating that the cross was carried by a man named Simon.
In terms of the crucifixion, Matthew 27:44 claims that Jesus was taunted by both criminals crucified alongside him. Only one of the convicts ridiculed Jesus, according to Luke 23:39-43; the other criminal rebuked the taunter, and Jesus told the criminal who was defending him, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me,” Jesus cried out from the cross, according to Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34. “Father, into thine hands I surrender my spirit,” he says at the end of Luke 23:46. The last words, according to John 19:30, were “It is finished.”
Even the narratives of the resurrection the supposed event that is the fundamental cornerstone of the Christian religion are contradictory. Certain ladies arrived at the tomb at the rise of the sun on the day of the resurrection, according to Mark 16:2. However, according to John 20:1, they arrived when it was still dark. The tomb was open when the women arrived, according to Luke 24:2, yet it was closed according to Matthew 28:1-2. The women saw a young man at the tomb, according to Mark 16:5, two men according to Luke 24:4, an angel according to Matthew 28:2, and two angels according to John 20:11-12.
There are also inconsistencies in the resurrection stories, such as who the women who came to the tomb were, whether the men or angels they saw were inside or outside the tomb, whether the men or angels were standing or sitting, and whether Mary Magdalene recognized the risen Jesus when he first appeared to her.
The various narratives of Paul's conversion can be offered as a last example of a New Testament contradiction. When Jesus summoned Paul to preach the gospel, the men with him heard a voice but saw no one, according to Acts 9:7. The men, however, saw a light but did not hear the voice speaking to Paul, according to Acts 22:9.
The instances given above are just a few of the hundreds of inconsistencies found in the Old and New Testaments. Each contradiction denotes a situation in which at least one of the verses is incorrect. As a result, hundreds of inconsistencies imply that the Bible contains at least hundreds of false statements.
Humanists despise the Bible because it condones heinous violence and injustice. A fundamental principle of civilized legal systems is that the suffering of the innocent is the essence of injustice. The Bible, on the other hand, claims that God constantly disobeyed this moral principle by harming innocent people.
The most fundamental Christian ideas contain examples of the biblical God's cruel and unjust behavior. The following are some of God's deeds that have caused harm to the innocent.
He cursed the entire creation because of the actions of two people (Genesis 3:16-23; Romans 5:18); he drowned pregnant women, children, and animals during the Flood (Genesis 7:20-23); he tormented the Egyptians and their animals with hail and disease because Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites leave Egypt (Exodus 9:8-11,25); and he killed Egyptian babies during the Passover (Exodus 9:8-11,25 (Exodus 12:29-30).
He ordered the Israelites to exterminate the men, women, and children of seven nations and steal their land after the Exodus (Deuteronomy 7:1-2); he murdered King David's baby because of David's adultery with Bathsheba (II Samuel 12:13-18); he demanded the torture and murder of his own son (e.g., Romans 3:24-25); and he promised to send non-Christians to eternal torture (II Samuel 12:13 (e.g., Revelation 21:8).
Aside from the injustice and callousness found in many well-known Christian beliefs, the Bible contains other violent stories that run counter to civilized morality. The Bible verses depicting God ordering or endorsing the killing of diverse people, including children and the old, are among the most horrifying. The following are some examples:
- The prophet Samuel gives King Saul this commandment from the Lord in I Samuel 15:3: “Now go and smite Amalek, and completely destroy everything they have; spare neither man nor woman, infant nor suckling, ox nor sheep, camel nor ass; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”
- This terrible narrative may be found in Ezekiel 9:4-7: “And the Lord said to him, “Go through the center of Jerusalem, and make a mark on the foreheads of all the men who sigh and lament for all the abominations that are done there.” And he said to the others in my presence, “Go ye after him into the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, nor have ye pity:” Slay everyone, old and young, maids and small children, and ladies, but stay away from any guy who is the target….”
- Hosea 13:16 depicts the Lord's punishment: “Samaria will be desolate because she has rebelled against her God; they will be slain by the sword; their newborns will be slain in pieces, and their pregnant women will be ripped apart.”
- According to Deuteronomy 32:23-25, after the Israelites enraged God by worshiping other gods, he vowed: “I'm going to use my arrows on them… The sword from without and horror from within will kill both the young man and the virgin, as well as the suckling and the gray-haired man.”
- The Lord approves these directions that Moses provided to the Israelite army concerning how to handle certain women and children captured in battle in Numbers chapter 31: “As a result, murder every male among the children, as well as every woman who has known a man by laying with him. Keep alive for yourselves all the women and children who have never known a man through lying with him.”
- God's warning is seen in Isaiah 13:9,15-18: “Behold, the Lord's day is coming, terrible in both wrath and fierce indignation… Everyone who is discovered will be pushed through… Their children will be shattered in front of their eyes, and their spouses ravished. I will incite the Medes against them. They will have no pity for the offspring of the womb, and their eyes will not spare children.”
Which type of corruption is most common?
Corruption in the health-care industry is a serious threat to the public's welfare. It is common, but little research on the subject has been published in medical publications, and as of 2019, there is no evidence on how to minimize corruption in the health industry. Corruption can take the form of theft, embezzlement, nepotism, bribery up to extortion, or undue influence in both the private and public health sectors. It can happen anywhere in the industry, including service delivery, purchasing, building, and hiring. The six most common forms of service corruption, according to Transparency International, are absenteeism, informal payments from patients, embezzlement, inflating service charges, favoritism, and data manipulation (billing for goods and services that were never sent or done).