Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vicar Talks sense, Shock Horror

Vicar recommended shoplifting as lesser of two evils:


"Father Tim Jones, parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda in York, said stealing was a "better moral thing to do" than robbery or prostitution."

Richard Dobbs, of the British Retail Consortium, said shoplifting was "simply wrong".

Now, Dick Dobbs - do you mean illegal, immoral or sinful. I actually think you mean illegal.
As a sin it must be minor at best considering that people referred to by Timmy Jones, the ones who are suffering enough to need to shoplift, are at the receiving end of far worse sins.

Dick Dobbs is probably very rich, works for other very rich people - working to make them richer still - never mind the other immoral practices of the large supermarkets - raping the earth - ripping off farmers - paying lowest possible wage to their staff, etc.
Dick Dobbs probably has a very large house, is exceedingly comfortable, piles of cash in the bank, several expensive cars, and probably gives to charity to salve his guilty conscience. That may not be illegal, but it is immoral, and it is a sin.

If you believe religion should not be brought into politics then we should also ensure that commercial and political values do not get brought into religion.

And look at me, taking about religion. I don;t even believe in god.

No comments: