Wednesday, November 28, 2007

On the fast track

There are plenty of things that a person could do to help ensure a certain lack of consideration from others. Kicking puppies randomly while walking down the street is amongst them, as is proclaiming loudly to have finally gotten yourself into rehab, only to later be photographed (or videotaped) partaking in the random drugs you were going to rehab for. Of course, the second one really only applies once you've achieved fame, but you get what we're saying.

Another sure fire way to be treated even more poorly by others would be to solidify your path towards eternal damnation (provided, of course, that your religion adheres to those tenets). And that's just what some thieves in Germany did when they decided to attend mass merely to steal a 300-year-old Bible. Oh, and they made off with the contents of a collection box, too.

Of course, now a large burden does fall onto these particular scofflaws. After all, it's not like you can easily move a highly recognizable ancient book, as even the pastor for the church pointed out. It's fairly unlikely that a book collector wouldn't be aware of a theft as major as this, thereby making them a good mark to take in the purloined papers. As for the thieves themselves, it is possible that they could repent, receive forgiveness, and cleanse the dark marks from their eternal souls. It's also entirely possible that, being the type of people to steal from a religious center, they will embark on other thefts, possibly even going so far as to push little old ladies down while they cross the street. In fact, we're fairly certain that they have impure thoughts about other people's spouses, as well.

If only there was some kind of book that they could read to enlighten them as to how wrong their actions were. Perhaps something with a bit of a cliff-hanger ending...

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