why is theft bad?

@hirals (1736)
India
October 11, 2006 4:41am CST
why is theft bad? if you take the athiest assumptions of there being no god and no afterlife and no judgement then what reason is left to prevent me from stealing or raping if i can get away with it?
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13 responses
@linkpointe (1003)
• Philippines
24 Oct 06
Because you're taking something that doesn't belongs to you...
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
24 Oct 06
not if he steals it and makes it his! AH HA!
• Philippines
24 Oct 06
How did you say so huh? he!he!he!
@hirals (1736)
• India
14 Nov 06
Thanks for reply. Greetings:)
@bhaveshk (93)
14 Nov 06
coz its stealing and its not urs...simple but right answer!
@hirals (1736)
• India
16 Nov 06
Thanks for reply :)
@harish4u (1393)
• India
14 Nov 06
cos it is not gud
@hirals (1736)
• India
14 Nov 06
Thanks for reply :)
@firelight (1858)
• Australia
4 Nov 06
Because it is morally wrong and makes the world a horrible place for everyone to live in. It's not god that should be stopping you, but your compassion for fellow human beings. If we can't treat each other with respect, what have we got?
@hirals (1736)
• India
14 Nov 06
Thanks for reply :)
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
24 Oct 06
Theft is bad because it is illegal and not nice to steal from others.
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
Thanks for reply. Greetings :)
• India
24 Oct 06
they r stilling
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
they are? who they are?
• India
24 Oct 06
theft is not bad...
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
Theft is not Good!!
@anup12 (4180)
• India
24 Oct 06
It becomes a habit
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
Thanks for reply. Greetings :)
• India
24 Oct 06
theft is really very bad because a persons who is stealing from some one but that person has done lots of hard work for that particular thing and just stealing awy from him even may make him to think that why he is not stealing then slowly slowlyevry one will start stealing some things then how will you be able to live without any tension in this world which would be full of theft.
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
Thanks for reply. Greetings :)
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
23 Oct 06
You don't need God to stop you from stealing. According to some religions you can be the worst criminal on the planet, and still get into heaven on the basis of your belief alone. There are plenty of earthly deterents for those who don't believe in God such as: 1) your own sense of shame and guilt 2) your ability to empathize with the victim (you would not want someone to steal from you, so you don't steal from others) 3)the consequences if you get caught (e.g. time in jail, having your reputation ruined, getting fired from your job) 4) the positive emotions you experience when you earn your money honestly.
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
Thanks for reply. Greetings :)
@heesaf (739)
• India
21 Oct 06
Theft is bad because you steal something from some one that shows that you dont have the guts to earn what you want .
@hirals (1736)
• India
4 Nov 06
Thanks for reply. Greetings :)
@jaypee2k6 (304)
• Philippines
16 Nov 06
It's a bad to steal and it's a sin.
14 Nov 06
I think it is just basic decency that you don't take something that belongs to somebody else. If you are a thief then people don't want to be friends with you and when you are in trouble and have no friends then you are buggered!