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Subject:  Credit Card Parable Date:  8/17/2000  7:24 PM
Author:  kaigun Number:  42210 of 310731

Inspired by the recently concluded Get out of Debt Contest, I submit the following:

A Parable for our Times:

In the beginning the Economy was formless and void. The Spirit of Trade moved upon the earth and said "Let there be barter," and there was barter. And Man saw that it was good.

As Man traveled about, he saw that he could not always find someone to trade with, and that was not good. So the Spirit of Trade said "Let there be Cash," and Money appeared in many forms upon th