Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thou Shalt Steal!

A CNN report:

A UK priest has defended his comments that it is acceptable to steal from large companies.
Tim Jones, parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda, told his congregation in York, northern England: "My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift."

The Vicar goes on to qualify his advice:

I would ask that they do not steal from small family businesses, but from large national businesses,..

In the video clip Tories and local express outrage at the priest. The question I want answered is where is the outrage at the massive financial fraud being perpetrated by banks with the complicit help of government? We are outraged by someone nicking something to eat but when the entire wealth of the nation is being looted by bankers, causing economic mayhem, that's somehow ok? Where is the anger? If we don't go after these criminals we'll all maybe be forced to commit crimes to survive!

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