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#376357 - 27th Dec 2009 5:11pm Thou shall steal after all!
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Thou shall steal after all!
Holy row greets fatherly advice from York vicar


Church of England priest Tim Jones preaches it's OK to shoplift, though it's best from a big retail company not family business, Father Tim Jones, the
parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda in York, told his
congregation on Sunday that certain vulnerable people face difficult situations.

"My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift,"
"I would ask that they do not steal from small, family businesses, but
from large national businesses, knowing that the costs are ultimately
passed on to the rest of us in the form of higher prices," he said, adding: "I would ask them not to take any more than they need, for any
longer than they need."


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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/22/thou-shall-steal-york-vicar

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#376358 - 27th Dec 2009 5:18pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: Tilly]
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So he didn't advocate that, in times of hardship, one should turn to the church for alms or other such charity?

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#376365 - 27th Dec 2009 6:19pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: bobi1]
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Isnt this like last weeks News? I saw it on BBC Breakfast when all the Eurostar shit was going on, he was interviewed.

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#376366 - 27th Dec 2009 6:22pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: MattLFC]
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doesn't mean everyone saw it hand

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#376368 - 27th Dec 2009 6:28pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: Tilly]
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Not News then is it?

wink

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#376370 - 27th Dec 2009 6:32pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Not News then is it?

wink

yeh!! it was to me yes

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#376382 - 27th Dec 2009 7:07pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: Tilly]
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And it was News to me. By the way when did Church of England vicars become PRIESTS
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#376384 - 27th Dec 2009 7:14pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: jimbob]
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You can have a priest in any religion, it only means holy man and i suppose these days holy woman also.
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#376427 - 27th Dec 2009 9:20pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: bert1]
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Henry the eigth would turn in his grave if he heard C of E vicers called Priests. Priests belong to the R C that he kicked out.


Edited by jimbob (27th Dec 2009 9:21pm)
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#376428 - 27th Dec 2009 10:35pm Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: jimbob]
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Where would it stop? Let's steal from rich people, let's steal from people that have a little more than us. Let's steal from the church -that's a faceless organisation.

It is totally wrong. And let's face it - nobody starves in this country. He suggests people are in need because they are waiting for their benefits. I suspect they spend most of their money on cigarettes and alcohol (anecdotal evidence only) and not on food. I have more sympathy with pensioners who are struggling on their meagre income after a lifetime of working but he is not encouraging them to turn to stealing.

I think he is after publicity

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#376439 - 28th Dec 2009 3:16am Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: Tilly]
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i say stop dole payments in cash, and pay out in food stamps, which you can exchange for food items only... and possibly personal hygiene products as well.... just like in america... you want clothes? get a job.



or steal them.... LoL

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#376460 - 28th Dec 2009 11:09am Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: Token]
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How come they moan when the lead goes off their roof then?
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#376486 - 28th Dec 2009 11:43am Re: Thou shall steal after all! [Re: BandyCoot]
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cool i'll rob me self a huge Television ?? honestly if i walked into a hugeeeeeee department store as this above priest states ROB from big buisnesses.... As if id get out the door with it let alone get out of the building id be arrested and sent down no questions asked.. The police officer asking "Why you do it?" ohhhh the priest told me to.. ??? HEY!! ??? Honeslty he needs a slap promoting its alright to steal HELLLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Thou shalt, Not work, Shalt not eat" ??? laugh
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