Is one immoral just by virtue of having immoral thoughts? So for example if Joe

Is one immoral just by virtue of having immoral thoughts? So for example if Joe

Is one immoral just by virtue of having immoral thoughts? So for example if Joe really wants to steal from his neighbor, or in his heart he approves of the act of steaing for no reason, but didn't put that into action because he forgot or didn't have the chance. Is joe still "sinning"? He won't be punished for just having such thoughts but I don't see why in this case he is morally any better than an actual thief.

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