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Old 08-05-2011, 08:56 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by jspooney View Post
I totally agree that would be a much better solution. The reality is, most theft is probably not because of true hunger, but because of greed. That said, I have seen decent people do some really stupid stuff. I know of one business owner, father of 3 get so desperate that he robbed a bank. No-one could believe it when they saw him on the news. Of course he went to jail and he embarrassed his church , friends, and his family, but at the end of the day his one stupid decision was because he got into a very bad (hopeless) place that he thought had no escape.
Oh no, what was he thinking, oh the humanity, what a tragedy, and to think that was so important you put it first!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:28 AM   #22
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Good point Spooney, but the lifestyles and actions of certain people creates such a descriptor of them.
Let's face it, MANY of those stealing are just plain thieves, too lazy to work, and looking for a fast easy buck while the rest of us are bustin our butts. The victims are feeling a lot of frustration,...... and deservedly so.
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Not a negative comment, just meant you have quite a different way of thinking than myself!
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #24
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If you have good morals and values you will find a way other than stealing. If you can, think of what most of the american population was like 50 years ago. People didn't lock their doors. You could thumb a ride without fear. You could take a walk in the woods or at night by yourself. School kids could walk home for lunch. Strangers could be trusted. Etc. It's a different time. Look at what society allowed over time and you can pretty much map how we got to this point.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:23 AM   #25
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The only thing that comes to mind on this thread is in our 10 commandments dont it say (THOU SHALL NOT STEAL) JUST MY .02
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:41 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by jspooney View Post
10-4. I guess we don't really know when someone is doing something in a life or death situation until we find out all the details.
Desperation is one thing, "life or death" is another. Stealing is a conscious decision that someone makes. If they are in desperation, "hunger, utilities, etc for family", there are a multitude of programs and churches around to help. Even standing on a street corner begging would be an option better than stealing from someone who has worked hard to survive on his own.

Having compassion and forgiveness for someone who has truly made a "mistake" is part of being human. But making someone take accountability for their conscious decisions to steel or kill is also part of being human.
Christianity is great but I am more and more leaning toward the Old Testament philosphy of an eye for an eye and a hand for a hand.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #27
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My thought; most thievery is not done because of "need" but because of greed or just because. I agree about not calling people names such as scum or trash. I would probably use terms such as son-of-a bitch or bastard.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:40 AM   #28
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All I can say is but for the Grace of God go I. If indeed we are made in the image and likeness of God like the Bible says then no we can not and should not label anyone Garbage. Because our compassion has failed miserably we are seeing the worst in people and as times get worse it will increase. Jesus came to save that which was lost. The sick, desparate, wicked sinners. He did not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners. I identify myself as Paul did, I am the chiefest among them.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:18 PM   #29
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I'd say 90% of people who steal are drug addicts, they have a disease that they can't control. No it's not rite and yes they should be punished.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #30
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if it wasn't kids stealing you shit[teenagers ] then it was dope addicts looking for some more dope
nothing to do with somebody in a bind
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