From: Jan de Koning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 13:54:55 EST
At 09:45 AM 22/01/2003 -0700, John Burgeson wrote:
>Terry posted some sound comments; I reply in part:
>>>Why? Does the existence of a genetic or physical-chemical basis for some
>>>sinful behavior excuse it? >>
>Good point, Terry. Absolutely not.
I knew someone I loved who was a compulsive thief. He simply had to take
something that he really liked. His parents had to close the places were
valuable things were. It was obviously a genetic "fault." Does that
excuse him? Is kleptomancy to be allowed? If so, why not? If yes, how
would we handle it in law?
Jan de Koning
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