Yes. No. Maybe. The devil is in the details, I suppose.Elwenil said:But my point is that charging interest in "islam" is a deadly sin and yet charging a fee is not? Is it not the same damn thing?
On the surface, Lanty, it would appear the Islamic-style structure is much less inherently greedy, however.
Getting back to usury, here's the Wiki article, obviously written from a Christian perspective...
The Hebrew term for usury is "ribbit"...
Gee, I wonder if "ribbit" and the English word "rabbit" share a common origin since they both tend to multiply excessively. HMMMM... LOL