December 21, 2009

I know I'm not religious ...

... but I'm pretty sure that God had something to say about stealing.  Again, I'm not religious person, but I seem to remember that there are some sort of rules that were laid out in the Bible.  I think there were ten of them.  And, unless the knock to the head I took in that car accident last week damaged my brain more than I thought, I'd bet the entirety of my daughter's Christmas presents that one of those ten rules was something about how stealing is bad.

A priest from North Yorkshire has advised his congregation to shoplift if they find themselves in hard times.

Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda in York, said people should steal from big chains rather than small businesses.

He said society's attitude to those in need "leaves some people little option but crime".

However the Archdeacon of York said: "The Church of England does not advise anyone to shoplift".

North Yorkshire Police described the sermon as "highly irresponsible".

This is a very special kind of UK fail, methinks.

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