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(02-09-2020, 10:04 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote: It is worth noting that theft is the taking of something which does not belong to you, against the reasonable will of the owner.

So, if one is truly starving, and someone who has extra food refuses to give at least some, it would not be theft to take what one needs, provided it does not significantly harm the owner. It is not reasonable to refuse alms to someone is severe need. So taking is not against the reasonable will of the owner.
I disagree.  It's still stealing, even if it seems unreasonable of the owner to object.  It may be understandable if a starving person steals food from someone who has a lot, but it's still stealing.  

The problem with this is the subjectivity it introduces into the equation.  What's reasonable?  Today it will be allowing people to take what they think they need, regardless of the will of the owner, tomorrow it will be coercing people to be "charitable".
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Was this bad? - by poeticcatholic - 02-08-2020, 10:11 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by jack89 - 02-08-2020, 10:45 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by Blind Horus - 02-09-2020, 12:01 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by jovan66102 - 02-09-2020, 01:22 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by Blind Horus - 02-09-2020, 02:52 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by jovan66102 - 02-09-2020, 03:00 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by Credidi Propter - 02-09-2020, 01:25 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by Florus - 02-09-2020, 01:50 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by Blind Horus - 02-09-2020, 04:02 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by poeticcatholic - 02-09-2020, 10:19 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by MagisterMusicae - 02-09-2020, 10:04 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by jack89 - 02-10-2020, 09:37 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by MagisterMusicae - 02-10-2020, 08:48 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by newenglandsun - 02-10-2020, 09:49 AM



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