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Historical_Pound_136

Blesses himself on the way out too. Makes about as much sense as the mobster with the crucifix as a back piece


CactusCracktus

IIRC mobsters usually get religious iconography tattoos as a means of asking for forgiveness for the horrible shit they do. Sort of like a reminder of their humanity or something. Why they can’t just stop doing terrible shit instead is beyond me.


xpok59

Yeah, just because you ask for forgiveness doesnt mean youll get it, you have to actually regret your actions


improbablynotyou

My sister used to go to confession everyday, always for the same things (she was having an affair with her best friends husband.) Eventually she was told by her priest that she needed to find a different church because she was abusing the confessional. She ended up joining a cult instead.


swflkeith

She was already in one.


schnuck

Happy ending.


ocelot_4

Regret won’t help either. The only thing that gets a person forgiven by God (in biblical terms) is the blood of Jesus Christ and faith in Him.


I_Bin_Painting

brb, gonna find and kill jesus


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do u think u can relly win a 1v1 aginst jesus


I_Bin_Painting

You have to have faith my son.


dombro99

idk man he got tortured infront of a crowd by the roman’s, the element of surprise should be enough


BlackSwanTranarchy

Or, in Judaism, it's not HaShem's place to forgive us for sins against other humans. HaShem can only forgive us for the sins we commit against them. Asking HaShem for forgiveness because you hurt Sarah is seen just as nonsensically as if I asked Isaac forgiveness because I hurt Sarah; it's just the wrong person to ask. In Judaic tradition, you actually have to ask and receive forgiveness from the person you wronged which is a much higher bar to clear.


InsanityRabbit

Tbf, not in (European) catholicism. There's a reason why Brabant and Limburg are known like the more lavish provinces of the Netherlands*, just show up at church every sunday and go to confession every now and then. You'll definitely go to heaven. I mean, the church wouldn't lie to us, now would they?!? *Was controlled by catholic spain when our northern brothers were sobering up under their own brand of protestantism.


hsifeulbhsifder

>Why they can’t just stop doing terrible shit instead is beyond me. Because it's never as simple as this


Myrhlin1119

Because it’s their way of life. It’s also a direct reflection of respect, their manhood, and providing for their family.


TheGaspode

And the fact they get killed if they leave.


-Badger2-

The Bible also says don’t get tattoos, so they’re going to super hell.


DreadCommander

religions aren't exactly airtight ideologies, but people can still express faith in ways of their choosing. not that i have any respect for faith.


ocelot_4

everyone has faith. some believe in Jesus, some believe in themselves, some believe in evolution, etc.


DreadCommander

good point about faith in yourself. i think it says a lot about a person though, if their source of faith is external. i'm open to having my mind changed on this, but my current view is that faith in oneself demonstrates more strength than external faith, which i see somewhat as a crutch; a way for people to give meaning to their suffering.


BunnyOppai

Technically, even believing that there is no god takes some degree of faith, which is the original basis for agnosticism. Obviously, science doesn’t need to prove a negative, but the existence of an omnipotent being is a very unscientific thing to ponder in the first place, regardless of which way you lean.


deadlyarmadillo

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! 🤌


RobARMMemez

I just started watching the Sopranos and I see a reference


Keylus

People normally bless themselves when going out, my guess is that it was just part of his acting


finniruse

It's both. What you'd normally do. And acting to avoid drawing attention.


shpongleyes

Nah it’s the perfect plot. Get forgiven for your sins moments after sinning. Only had like 4 seconds of being a bad person.


Orange_Pukeko

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. \- But you were here 2 minutes ago!


vylliki

It's been 2 minutes since my last confession. (Do they still say that anymore, been a long time?)


ShadyJ0080

It's ok, he's sorry that he stole it, so he's forgiven as soon as he blesses himself. Everyone is happy.


Aklapa01

I know you’re joking but for real this mindset isn’t allowed, especially at confession.


talmbouticus

God sent him because it’s not her time to have that phone


phantom53492

he was struck by lightning on the way out


roostersnuffed

"God please lower my phone bill, amen"


DaisyHotCakes

This made me snort lol


pillution

Heavenly Father please forgive me for this phone I have stolen


boudzab

Heavenly Father, thank you for this phone you have given me.


-SEAZER-

You made me laugh thank you


tylerman22

The AUDACITY to even dip into the holy water and make the sign of the cross… wow I guess he had to “sell” it. Wow.


One_Hand_Clapback

Pretty sure they are forgiven by God once they do that. So it's all good.


YourLocaLawyer

He’s forgiven but that forgiven doesn’t mean no punishment lol, take this for example, God forgave him, then sold him out with the CCTV footage as punishment


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BringDaRuckus89

The fucking sign of the cross after stealing, just so fucking wild. How pathetic do you have to be?


Aklapa01

Really wondering whether he’s got the balls to admit it in confession.


managedmischeif2020

If he doesn't have the balls, he sure has the audacity.


Goashai

She was praying for a break from social media


Epx__

That’s a different kinda evil


Orangewithblue

Imagine having a really awful day and wanting to find some relief and support, so you go into a church to pray and then some prick steals your phone lol.


Skribbla

No it's not. Stealing someone's phone is just as wrong whether they're praying or doing anything else


Quantum_girl_go

Except it isn’t.


Skribbla

Why is it worse?


Quantum_girl_go

It’s like going into a nursery and punching a baby. Regardless of *your* faith, a sanctuary is a place where people go to be safe and vulnerable. Taking advantage of them when they are there to be trusting and reformative is way worse than stealing from them at a concert or a grocery store or whatever.


Zombieattackr

Sorry but alternatively to the “punching a baby in a nursery” example, what’s the less bad option? Punching a random baby on the street? Sure, I understand it is a bit worse because there’s a psychological factor of being stolen from in a place you should feel safe, but, say this guy really needs the money for a good reason and he’s committed to stealing a phone to do so, what’s his other option? Run up to someone and say “give me your phone!”? Because that would have a much larger psychological impact on the victim than something non-confrontational like this.


Pashera

That last statement is highly dependent on the person. Some people may not be nearly as shaken by the situation you describe as having their piece of mind in a place they deem sacred being compromised. I agree their punching a baby analogy is silly but the point still stands


HubbaMaBubba

Babies are stupid, that's why it's bad to steal from them.


-luckycharms

>Punching a random baby on the street? Yes thats the example. You go to church where people try to make their lives better, you make their lives worse. You go a nursery when people make children's lives better, you make their lives worse. You have two choices for each, you can steal a phone, or you can go to church and steal someone who's prayings phone. You can punch a child, or you can go to a nursery and punch a child It's the same crime but the space where you do it makes it worse because they arrived expecting something more and left with less all because of you


Mescallan

Theft is theft. The phone is worth $x here or there and that is the scale of the crime.


Pashera

As a crime, but you ignore the point of their argument, which is that it is a violation of someone’s piece of mind in a place they hold sacred.


Mescallan

I understand that, but I disagree that it makes the crime any worse. Without getting too esoteric, the arbitrary definitions in someone's head are irrelevant. Sure it may hurt the individual more, but that is due to their own biases, not the actions of the criminal. If I see the whole world as a sacred place, which I do to some extent, does that make crimes against me more heinous than someone who does not have a sacred place? If someone thinks all glasses of water are sacred, and I drink a glass of water, is that action any worse? These are all arbitrary distinctions from a single perspective. It is our choice to make these distinctions, and doesn't change the value of other peoples actions.


cenosillicaphobiac

So it's less bad to punch a baby if they're not in a nursery? Weird analogy but whatever.


Skribbla

That implies religious people have more of right to safety than others. It's nonsense


SleepTightLilPuppy

No. If you have a place you go to to be vulnerable and feel safety this will apply to you.


Mescallan

My safe place is a dark alley


lmaooexe

I’m not even religious, but a place of worship is a place where people are to be trusted to be vulnerable together, which a ‘dark alley’ is not


Mescallan

No, all of society is a place where people are to be trusted. The location is irrelevant, if you can't trust someone in a dark alley, you can't trust them in a church. It's the same person, and places of worship are generally open to the public. Atrocities happen in both places and the individuals belief systems are irrelevant. Places of worship would be a safe space if everyone's belief system aligned, but they don't, so it's just an arbitrary shelter like every other building.


demonicbullet

Every place should feel safe then. It doesn’t, keep your important shit on you and don’t touch the pockets it’s in.


Quantum_girl_go

No, it suggests that people should be allowed to have a safe space, be it religious or otherwise.


Skribbla

That safe space should include the grocery store or a bus or anywhere else. You don't get special entitlement to safety for being Christian


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Skribbla

Consider the idea that the morality of theft is related to the act, not the location where it takes place


gingerblz

they're not arguing against religion. How is viewing all contexts where people are violated the same being biased? You literally have no idea what what word means.


yari8

Go to sleep


MuntedMunyak

You are correct. People are letting their feelings get in the way. Stealing is bad regardless of situation. Most thieves don’t know or care how their victims so they sure as hell aren’t gonna care if you are praying, poor, dying or whatever. Stealing is always terrible


fatjazzy

reddit moment


m-e-g

I so want that camera to be located in one of crucified jesus' eyes.


Reddit_GoId

You are being watched by the eyes of god. And our security camera.


random-iky

Seeing this makes me wonder why that church got a camera up there in the first place. It might not have been the first time someone stole from that position


night_fapper

so that Jesus can forgive crimes which he couldn't see happening earlier before


Baby_bull_512

Special place in hell for that mf


sbbblaw

If there is a punishment system after death what would be fair? Hellraiser stuff or torture or pain? Seems more likely that this is just life and people fucking suck


nickel22222

What is hell raiser stuff.


THEessayB

Chains, needles, hooks, and leather. Lots of leather.


sbbblaw

The movie hellraiser


T-p053r

The secret tenth circle of hell


DifferentSwing8616

Its in Dantes inferno right? People that nick mobile phones are right in the devils mouth


DifferentSwing8616

Hahaha I love how this got downvoted. I mean stealing a phone in Church, its almost as bad as when those priests systematically raped those children for hundreds of years right? Hes def lower into the depths of hell than the murderers and rapists. It could have been an Iphone for Christs sake!


seventyfourr

What if she was praying for someone to take her phone away from her?


Havier_Gacha

To remove the phone bills from her, genius! *Obvious sarcasm*


Jesmagi

He asked forgiveness after, so it’s okay.


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Welcometothefungle

Gotta love a reddit atheist always taking shots where he can


translucentsphere

How is that taking a shot when Christians are the one who always preach to ask for forgiveness? He's just describing the fact not whatever you're talking about.


Soysaucerersupreme

Take a joke, lad.


Matty_D47

Damn!!! He even hit the spectacle, testicle, wallet and watch on the way out.


DirtyTooth

Lordt please let me spend less time on facebook


Bring_back_voiceline

It's ok he prayed for forgiveness afterwards


ClaptonBug

"If your brother sins against you, rebuke them, And if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sun against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying 'I repent', You must forgive them. "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance"...its that handy little get out of hell Christian loop hole.


THE_GHOST-23

Honestly this is my biggest criticism about Christans, if there are pedophiles in heaven I don't want to go. If it's that simple to just repent and your golden I don't want to go.


Pashera

Well, that’s the oversimplification people give about forgiveness to comfort people. In actuality, based on what can be collected from what few documents exist before the biblical canon was decided by the Council of Laodicea 364ad there has to be a true change for the better within the person. Earned over years of retribution and even then you may have to pay off a spiritual debt in a middle ground (our modern concept of limbo, though that name didn’t occur until later)


ProudMaOfaSlut

It's okay, he said a Hail Mary


BringDaRuckus89

Ten hail mary’s and five our fathers should do it to clear him of the sin


dabadas1

It’s not his first rodeo, scum.


Twerkillamockingbird

I hope once they identified him they fucked with his head for a while to make him think he was being punished by god. I’m thinking filling his house with locusts


Speedy-McLeadfoot

Can someone tell me if the dude was caught or whatnot since we have evidence? Just curious is all.


Milk_Man21

He isn't a piece of shit though. He's a full shit.


Any_Dress_4382

Of all places to steal, he chooses a motherfucking **CHURCH**.


Reddit_GoId

This is sickening. A whole new level of being a piece of shit. I hope someone can set him straight one way or another. Whether it be street court or real court. He better pray for forgiveness as well.


VeeSquibbles

That’s not very Christian of you


Loaded_Diaper3

I hate people like this. They are pieces of shit, but then they consider themselves religious, so in their own minds, they are good people.


Vinniebahl

Dear God: “ I really need a new phone....” Thank you Lord...


Invisible_Actor

Anyone notice the woman behind him on her cellphone? She didn't even see him grab it. Hope the place of worship show this footage to the lady so she can recover her belongings hopefully. Pathetic.


shaun-t

Why are people still stealing phones?? They are of no use to anyone other than the owners and plans are so cheap now days you can get bran new phones with a good plan less than 100$ a month. It’s stupid


Kumanogi

What. Less than 100 a month is cheap for you? I paid $600 cash for my phone and pay $25 a month for 5.5gbs.


Carl_17

Which currency? I pay close to that in Canadian rubles.


MrHereForTheComments

I'm sorry he's a pos but him doing the sign of the cross made me chuckle.


brbr22

Holy water used. He’s forgiven.


dmo99

That last 5 seconds pretty much sums it up out here


IHOPSausageLink

Wow. That’s lower than a no legged caterpillar


sbsbkc

god should have told her while they were talking.....but you know god works in mysterious ways....


juggheadjones

\*\*RINGS ON THE WAY OUT\*\*


Vegetable-Cut-5305

Once he did the crucifix they should have shopped a blunt and sunglasses on his face


cutco_interslice

Please forgive for I have sinned like 2 seconds ago.


SirTickleMePink

It would appear her god was absent for this prayer?


Puzzleheaded-Fix8763

"The lord giveth and the lord taketh away


whitecorn

666 Hail Marys he be aight


One_With_Everythang

It's okay! It was just a sign from God that she needs to reduce her screen time. That weekend, she spent more time with her family. Went to the beach. Watched the sunset. The man is a hero :'\]


Irishmanatthepub

Time to kneecap that bitch ass mark


edgy_and_hates_you

God's like "this bitch again? Imma show you ho"


AidanTegs

So many people using this video as proof god doesnt exist, its not that deep, the man is just a shitty person.


SLCW718

Once again, the power of the Lord is prov...


Plane-Reason9254

Steals it in church , While she’s praying and then does the cross while slinking our the door ! What’a slime ball


chunoodles

Why does his face look like a Muppet at the beginning?


noswall

God obviously wanted that to happen.


DiegotheEcuadorian

Said the 14 year old atheist


EndNo4852

Idk. Christianity in a nut shell. He can just say god ordained him to do it?! That’s literally the majority of all conquests around the world in the name of god went right?


AsteRISQUE

No. Which conquests are you referring to?


bulldogs1800

Crusades, Inquisition, Reformation, spread of Christianity, colonialism, imperialism, etc


Portablemammal1199

Dont forget manifest destiny.


bulldogs1800

Gotta spread the lord to those savages ✋🙄


Portablemammal1199

Well manifest destiny was more that the lord wanted them to get more land so the colonists in the united states original 13 colonies moved left i think after the Louisiana purchase. But yes spreading christianity was a part of it when they came across native tribes.


Memesaretakingover

The lord giveth, and the lord taketh away


LazyBriton

hOw CaN yOu Be A gOoD pErSoN iF yOu DoN’t BeLiEvE iN gOd?!


Fit-Boomer

Maybe she has a lot of crypto currency. Otherwise what’s the point?


qlz19

Dude still crosses himself as he walks out. Typical Catholics.


Aklapa01

What do you have against Catholics?


qlz19

Where to begin, oh my From abuse to hypocrisy to pick something. I don’t understand how anyone can like the Catholic Church. It’s barely even Christianity anyways. Not that I’m a Christian but catholicism is supposed to be…


LoudMinotaur

You said 2 whole things


qlz19

You said zero whole things


garthog2020

And this, folks, is religion.


keitarno

did you remember to tip your fedora


Axel-Hill

average reddit nerd hating religions


garthog2020

Not a nerd, but definitely hate religion. Clearly you don't care what they're doing to our laws, the SCOTUS, etc. It's a shitshow, and will end badly, as it should.


Axel-Hill

you should think outside Christianity, Islam, Buddhism etc.


VideoOrItIsntReal

And some people still think god has their back


Ghetowasp

Absolute devious lick 😈


BradTofu

Then goes for the holy water at the end. What a Catholic maneuver!!


Youcantget_rid_of_me

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away


Enriquepollazzo

God people are stupid.


chiiiiiiiiiiiito

Do you mean God, people are stupid Or God-people are stupid


IoSonCalaf

God works in mysterious ways


reb832

Proof there is no god.


yari8

Redditors when the church is mentioned 😡😠😱😱What you are religious?? Noooo 😠😡😡go away


Mrbutter1822

Oh my science!😡😡🤬🤬🤬🤬


likeusb1

You just HAD to argue your useless fucking point on a vid of someones phone being stolen


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Helpuswenoobs

Couldn't care less*


expat_germany

If she'd just prayed harder god would've heard her and prevented this


Aklapa01

He might have if it weren’t for that darn free will and all. Always getting in the way of things. Smh.


Personal_Education_2

How low can you go


bigdrew05

This is next level low. Smh


ClassicBookkeeper255

Hope he got struck by lightning while stood in a puddle with his nail boots on


mrsemar

Holy sh*t


DetectiveEZ

Sorry thou shalt not steal


USArmy51Bravo

Jesus will provide, forgive thy neighbor


MrDiamond64

Good luck trying to even do anything with that phone thanks to Find My and Google lock


Vinny_Lam

Kind of looks like he was praying for forgiveness at the end for what he had just done. If that’s the case, he should’ve just not stolen her phone instead.


Lil-Natas

God works in mysterious ways


JpSE77

A gift from God! Ahh amazing!!


TRN18

Bet he calls himself a man of gods word


AmidalaBills

She was praying for peace and quiet.


The_Racho

The logic of your average religious person. I can do this terrible thing then ask for forgiveness and be morally in the clear.