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Nun Robbed in Parking Lot

A man asking for money approached two nuns in a California parking lot.  When the nuns refused to give him money the man made off with sister De Leon's purse instead. This guy is on Santa's naughty list for sure.
Sister Mary De Leon was with another nun and had just finished their shopping at the Food 4 Less. They were loading groceries in the trunk of their car when the suspect approached them in broad daylight two weeks ago. Surveillance video captured the crime on tape...

"She was blaming herself for leaving her purse in front of the car," said Sister Mary Fatima Guevara of the Poverello of Assisi School.

Guevara said De Leon has already forgiven the suspects for the crime.

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Nobility? Only someone with a prejudice against atheists can make such a ridiculous inference ... and assume that someone who thinks habits are ridiculous must be an atheist.
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I agree with 'wow'. That would be the appropriate Catholic line of thought.

Then let the punishment fit the crime, sorta. When caught and convicted, he should receive raps on the knuckles with a ruler, equal in number to the cent value of what he stole. Throw in the cent value of the purse? (JC Penney, $29,99 = 2,999 raps added.) Add jail time, sitting in the front of the cell in student desk, in view of the others. Did I miss anything?
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Not particularly. Atheists can be good at manipulating statistics, too. Like with the prison population, almost 20% of prisoners answered religious affiliation as "none." I'll be generous and say that that closely matches the American proportion of agnostics/atheists. Religious affilioation has little to no bearing on the prison population.

I'd be very interested in the religious affiliation of the purse snatcher.
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"Only a ridiculous person uses the word 'ridiculous' so often."

Wow, got me there. Yet, I'm still waiting for you to explain how I depicted the thief as noble in any way.
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Wes, you already had an audience for far too long. You can't even shore up sympathy for an elderly woman who has taken a vow of poverty to pursue helping others, hence the "ridiculous costume."

Seriously, man, evaluate your life.
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Rocky, you seem to have inferred an entire belief system into what I said. Let me explain it to you.

Thieves don't care who you are. They're jackholes. Why is anyone surprised that a thief would rob a nun? It's no more surprising that a jackhole robbed a woman wearing a habit than if had he robbed anyone else. I never understand why people think it's so unbelievable when a church or a religious figurehead becomes the victim of a crime, because *criminals don't care about people*. Or as I summarized it initially, "Why should their ridiculous costumes automatically exempt them from crime?" Got it now?

My comments were targeted at the presumed exceptionality of the story, not toward the criminal or the victim. I never said, or even implied, I supported the thief. I never said, or even implied, the nun deserved it. But being a nun doesn't give a person any special protection from crime, so it's no more newsworthy than anyone else getting robbed.

Read only the words I wrote, Rocky, not the ones you wish I had written.

Oh, and my life is fine, and my audience is awesome.
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Wes: I am in full agreement with you. 99% of these thieves don't care at all as to who they rob and what effect their loss has on them.

And churches get robbed all the time. The ones here in Chicago are sometimes locked with thick metal chains, and the richer churches have ADT systems installed. It's not because they think the signs are cute, it's because some people are just deprived enough to rob a church.
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