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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Only One Sin

"There is only one sin, only one. 
And that is theft.
Every other sin is a variation of theft.

When you kill a man, you steal a life.

You steal his wife's right to a husband,
rob his children of a father.

When you tell a lie,

you steal someone's right to the truth.

When you cheat, 

you steal the right to fairness.

There is no act more wretched than stealing.

A man who takes what is not his to take, 
be it a life or a loaf of naan (bread),

I spit on that man."


Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

6 comments:

  1. I've actually thought that many times--everything comes down to theft.

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  2. I've always meant to read that book but haven't gotten around to it yet. It's certainly true that theft of any kind steals something from someone.

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    1. It's a really good book & I highly recommend it and another by Hosseini called 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'.
      When I come upon a really good book, I tend to seek out others by that author. I keep & reread good books. If I had more bookcases, I would keep more...

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  3. True! I've never read that book or any excerpts from it. I'm so behind on my reading!

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    1. It's easy to fall behind, but I have a book on the go (sometimes more than one, currently 3) and one ready to read next, all the time. I encouraged my children to read so that they could have adventures without leaving home, learn things by accident, and expand their horizons. One of them listened...

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