By Bill Reeves
On the NBC news at 7:45 a.m., Nov. 5, 1999, a woman “expert,” was giving advice for those who have anxieties about keeping their friends. She illustrated the matter by telling about when she was young, that in order not to lose her friends, she stole from her father’s pockets and bought gifts for her friends. She then made the comment: “I was not stealing from my father, but from myself.” Well, now, how is that, if she wasn’t getting the money from her own pockets? Try that philosophy on the police after you rob a bank: “I did not steal from the bank, but from myself”!
“Well, maybe she meant that she did not steal only from her father, but in a sense also from her own self.” If so, the “expert” did not as much as hint at any wrong-doing in stealing money from the pockets of her father. She said absolutely nothing to discourage stealing. Stealing was not condemned. She passed over the opportunity to summarily condemn thievery. Humanists simply will not accept absolutes in matters of right and wrong. But, God says: “Let him that stole, steal no more” (Eph. 4:28), period! Friends or no friends!