Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
This is complicated, but I think it's important. Providing for your family will only come from hard work and cooperation. Committing immoral acts no matter how apparent the need will not work and is only attempted by very short sighted people. If you rob from others in desperate times you will eventually be killed and then who would provide for your family?
Let's say you, by some miracle, do get away with killing people and taking their food. What happens when you run out of people to rob?
There are places where people appear to do what they have to do to survive. Somalia would be such a place. That's what happens when people abandon their morals. How long would your family last in a such a place? Would you want your family to be in such a place?
There is a passage from the bible that I'm going to paraphrase: God provides for all of the animals of the earth and they do not want. Do you not think he will provide for you? I have grossly restated that but I hope you get the point. Look at the animals that do just fine with nothing but instinct. Now think of the advantages we have over animals. We have a brain an and entire world of natural resources that provide everything we need. All that is required is a little knowledge and work. Wouldn't it be easier to just gain a little knowledge?
If things ever got really bad you could easily provide for your family assuming you have some knowledge and put in some effort, but that would be to survive. To prosper you would need a community. We are much more productive and happier when we cooperate.