posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by endtimer
I believe a lot of posters up here honestly commit crimes either against man's law or nature's law everyday or at the very least live with some
strange urge to do so. As evidence I cite the countless anti-liberty pro-authoritarian posters who seem to believe that should murder be made legal or
police suddenly disappear we would all be out raping and killing 'just because we can
Whenever I read a post like that I have to wonder if I am strange for not living with a constant urge to kill or otherwise violate the life, liberty
and property of another human being.
This idea that the imaginary line of "law" is all that keeps us civil baffles me. In my life the imaginary line of "law" has merely been an
afterthought. A way to punish a criminal after the fact. Never once have I ever assumed it to be a deterrent. Yet for many it is apparently the only
thing keeping them from eating your skin. Go figure. Sane enough to understand punishment as a deterrent but not so sane as to live without the urge
to violate your life, liberty or property.
Anyway, I stole once. A Matchbox car when I was 7 or 8 from a relative. I was up all night vomiting with stress and guilt. First thing in the morning
I returned it and apologized. Havent stolen anything since.