It goes two ways. I'm always willing to expand my mind. I'm just not convinced greed is the source of all evil. I think greed has a big part to play in many injustices. There are some points and examples of mine you neither addressed nor refuted, I know you had a lot to get through, but you had made responses to a couple of those posts. The impression you've left with me is that you're more interested in sticking your fingers in your ears. Many-a-time we get people who a selectively ignorant because they don't want to budge on their views or listen to others. I think it's sad and to be honest, I would say ignorance is one reason so many suffer. Since I've been here, my views have evolved. Things I naively simplified I simplify no more.
You have failed to convince us that greed is the root of all evil. I know it's an expression people use, but the world isn't as simple as that. I wish it was, because it would make life's problems easier to identify and easier to find solution for. The human condition is so much more than that. You may not wish to believe it, but it's actually something addressed in multiple religions, Christianity chose the 7 deadly sins, but there are others. I am an atheist Buddhist (of the philosophical kind, non-religious), I know Buddhist philosophy has looked more at why humans suffer, the philosophy itself is based around the human condition, whilst it does identify greed, it is not the only thing it identifies. In a more scientific age, psychologists can identify many different motives unrelated to greed. If I had the time, I would have cracked open the psychology text book and picked out various theories and studies.
So, I know I have studied and I am still willing to learn more, but unfortunately I don't think you've been a successful teacher, I don't think you've been able offer a lot. But I was hoping to find some common ground, I mean, we find the acts we describe, abhorrant, but it seems you wish to deny the role faith/belief/religion has to play in it. Unfortunately the world isn't black and white, I get the feeling 'greed' is your scapegoat, whilst it is a problem in many incidents, I feel it prevents you from understanding the motives of any other situation.
I can't remember the quote, but there was something Henry Rollins said, that I pretty much try to live by and that's bascially, you judge people for who there are, making pre-judgment or sweeping judgments is just a lazy way of dealing with things. Everybody is an individual with their own problems, with their own complex lives and their own things to motivate them. I am not at all convinced by your way of simplifying things. If anything, it's by simplifying and making sweeping judgements you're being ignorant to the real problems, which could potentially lead to suffering or simply, allows it to continue.
It's why you'll see when we get anytheists on here, I'm more inclined to judge them for who they are and what they say rather than to label them 'theist' or 'Christian' and treat them accodingly. We've had a huge variety of people here, each with different motives, different goals and different beliefs under the same banner. Some good people, some not so much (Like AFadly who believed it's not immoral to rape non-Muslims). It's why I'm able to get along with people like MM, but not Maggie.
Ideally, I think we should accept the world for all its complexity, even when we don't understand it, than to try and persistantly simplify and therefore underestimate it.
Actually, I think this is a good video from Henry Rollins, it's a little bit of topic, but I think it's a good perspective on the human condition: