Sunday, January 10, 2016

Theft

You shall not steal.  It is not right to take things that don't belong to you.  That's very simple, very straight forward and clear.  Yet often people try and justify theft.  There is no justification for taking from other people.

What if I steal bread from the baker to feed my starving children?  What happens to the bakers children?  Will they starve if their fathers food is stolen?  What happens when your children are hungry again tomorrow?  Will you steal again?

What if the baker resists having his bread stolen?  Will you harm him to get it?  Will you break another commandment and murder him?  Every situation is different, but the rules are the same, don't steal; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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