This guy is a hero.
The truly correct outcome would have all the stolen money back to the victims (together with their wasted time and moral damage), and safeguards placed to make sure this never happens again. Ruining someone's life would serve no purpose in that direction.
EDIT: Since people have trouble understanding my point: it's not justice (morally or legally) to ruin someone's life. This guy isn't a hero for making a threat. He's a hero for making a change which would actually help other people.
EDIT: "This guy isn't a hero for making a threat. He's a hero for making a change which would actually help other people." Please don't downvote this person.
Interpret the threat of ruining lives however you like, but at the end of the day the man conducted a factual investigation and turned over the information he collected to proper authorities. Seems proportional to someone threatening to rape his wife in the attempt to collect a non-existent debt. But tell us what a good Christian in your eyes is supposed to do?
> the man conducted a factual investigation and turned over the information he collected to proper authorities.
And I agree, he is a hero for that, regardless of what religion he fancies.
> Seems proportional to someone threatening to rape his wife in the attempt to collect a non-existent debt.
Well, it's not actually the same guy who threatened his wife, that guy went unpunished. Moreover, it wasn't necessary to ruin Joel Tucker life. If Tucker had enough money to pay back everyone he stole without having to suffer crippling depression that would've been sufficient.
Safeguards are great but there should be a penalty for bypassing them, we need to take people who commit crimes like this and throw them in prison.
Please explain how ruining someone's life, which he believes deserves to be ruined due to their taking advantage of the poor, is 'hypocritical'.
>Striking on the right cheek refers to a back-handed slap to the face. In Jesus' time, and still today in the Middle East, such a gesture is one of the highest forms of contempt.
I don't think anybody here really understands what you're arguing for. Maybe you can rephrase it?
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to bring peace, but a sword."
See, I can throw quotes from the bible too.
You don't get to call someone a bad Christian if they don't hold up to your idea of Christianity. Especially when (guessing here) that OP is not a Christian but an atheist.