Bob wants money, so he steals some from his neighbor. Did Bob act ethically or morally?
That's known as theft. Ridiculous question- were you trying to get 100% "no" vote?
There was a main poll that asked the same thing at the time I posted this, so I wanted to see how my followers compared with SOH as a whole.
Now if Bob called himself the government then he could get away with theft.
What 2% voted yes? I don't get that
More than that voted yes on the main poll.
He acted like a rampant Marxist.
So sad that question is even asked. Even morons know that stealing is bad. A sin actually.
But what if he really wanted it?!?!? Like if he wanted it a lot?!?!?!
As long as Bobs neighbor has more money than Bob, I think this is actually a Democrat party ideal.
Welcome to big government
Not only "no," but it wouldn't be any less immoral had he lobbied for and won a law that did the same thing.
Dear God, tell me this isn't your refutation of socialism. Political science can't have degenerated to this.
The better way would be I'm in a room with 2 guys. I have $100 and they have none. We vote and they agree in a 2/3 majority it is okay to take my money because I have more than them
Do you understand socialism...like at all?
No one said anything about socialism except you, but I definitely see how you could connect the two.
It's wrong to steal just because you want something. It gets grey when you "need" something.
"Need" leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
It's wrong to steal.
If a woman finds herself homeless and hasn't fed her child in two days, her moral obligation is to find the means to feed the child.
That's right, but it doesn't in any way change the fact that it's wrong to steal.
Her need may mitigate some of the consequences for stealing, but that doesn't give her carte blanche to do anything in the pursuit of feeding her kids.
I agree with both of you. Two wrongs don't make a right but I feel in this case, it would be 'more" morally wrong to let her child starve.
It would be, but that doesn't make stealing right. Stealing is always wrong.
You'd have to look at what licit and moral options were available to her, and how much and how hard she actually tried those options before turning to stealing.
Also, it would help if she was hot, and had a good personality.
Depends on the situation. Is the money so he and his family don't starve to death? Of so, then yeah he did
He just wants it. That covers any possible reason why he wants it.
I would say it's ethically wrong, but in extreme circumstances could be argued to be morally right.
Then if he or his family are starving or nearly homeless and his neighbor isn't, then yeah its moral
Mystic ... don't answer the question, you'd ruin your streak!
His motivation is irrelevant. It's wrong to steal.
But is wasn't REAL communism!
If it fails it's fake capitalist communism. If it works, like in my blog posts, it's real communism