Stealing Essay

421 WordsMay 20, 20142 Pages
Stealing Stealing is possibly one of the worst sins possible. Although unjust in the eyes of God, it is deemed unjust in the eyes of society as well. "Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it" (www.nytimes.com). In most circumstances, stealing is not applicable, and in this case it still wasn't. Stealing can cause a great deal of pain not only in others, but in yourself. Stealing comes with consequences which can include the feeling of guilt and even jail time. Reputation plays a big factor when it comes to stealing as well. There is a lack of trust that goes along with getting caught that can last a lifetime. There is no positive to stealing. Although stealing will bring you happiness, it is only temporary. After whatever was stolen is ran out of, the guilt sets in. You realize that whoever you stole from is at a loss. That is only the least of your worries if you get caught in the process. Stealing is illegal, forbidden and also disrespectful. "In 50 out of 50 states they prosecute thieves to the max (www.victimlaw.org)." Stealing can result in hours upon hours of community service and even jail time. Although this type of stealing was not on that level, this makes a gateway to where i Can be in the future if I do not stop. We live in societies and depend on them to protect us and provide a standard of security. If you steal you can't expect others not to want to return the favor. If too many people do this society as a

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