Thou shalt not steal

February 13, 2019

The religions which sprang up thousands of years ago seem to have been attempting to prevent society from becoming what it has become today.  It’s hard to imagine a society that would be adverse to our contemporary social structure because our society, in the 21st century, is adverse to a compassionate society, in which an individual’s knowledge and merit decides their worth rather than their power and possessions.  The commandment of “Thou Shalt Not Steal” came into existence in a society in which the poor were able to glean the crops of the rich in times of need.  Today, to glean is to steal and the idea that it’s a sin to steal becomes debatable.  In our contemporary society it’s the rich which glean from the poor without consequence, while the poor are sometimes forced to steal and face the consequences of their actions.  This reveals the nature of the commandments’ idea and even the blind can see that to sin is to cause suffering and pain to others, for profit.