"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
British people are so eccentric...
That said, an Anglican priest in the UK is encouraging the poor to shop lift. 'So what' you say? The poor may get what they need/want by shoplifting, but they will still have to make restitution! There's no getting around it - you have to make restitution for what you steal - so why bother? Silly priest... who better to know about such things though, eh? Oh I'm just kidding... or am I Fr. __?
"Poor people who are desperate for cash have been advised to go forth and shoplift from major stores - by an Anglican priest. The Rev Tim Jones said in his Sunday sermon that stealing from successful shops was preferable to burglary, robbery or prostitution." - Priest outrages police by telling congregation: 'My advice to poor is to shoplift'
Evidently Anglicans do not have to study moral theology before being ordained. The bright side of this story is that if he was a fat Franciscan, he could maybe be the new Friar Tuck.