Would you go to prison if you destroyed a priceless artifact from Jesus' time even if you had ownership?

Say if you had 100% ownership over the Holy Grail, or something really one of a kind and priceless from the time of Jesus and you decided to destroy it for no reason, would you be charged with any crime?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You would be drawn and quartered, boiled in oil, put in the stocks for six months, and then you would be stoned to death.

    Source(s): **** I'm serious.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is hard to see how a person could have 100% ownership of the holy grail or shroud of turin. But if by chance you could prove ownership and you weren't destroying it for insurance purposes, I guess you could do what you wanted with it, it would be your loss.

  • 1 decade ago

    Is there ever an end to lame questions??

    Can you be charged with a crime for destroying ANYTHING (inanimate) that you personally own? Of course you cant. Steve Jobs just put his fist through a painting worth millions of dollars....he wont be arrested. Although maybe he should be...

  • 1 decade ago

    I doubt it...seeing you had 100% ownership.

    but then again there would be alot of really pissed off people who would make your life miserable.

    not only religious zealots but archaeologists and historians would probably hire someone to kill you.

    but as far as legality goes...not unless you had it insured for an outrageous amount of money...which you probably would seeing it's a priceless artifact...so you probably would go to prison for insurance fraud.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nobody can go to prison for destroying their own property, but that is why valuable artifacts are in museums: so everybody can benefit by them.

  • 1 decade ago

    It'd be a crime against society and society would use its weapons against you (bad publicity, a sanity hearing, maybe).

  • 1 decade ago

    I think you wouldn't, but at the same time I think you should get charged for that!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no but i bet ud upset a few million people, and one of them would probably assassinate you for doing such a deed.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not in America.

  • 1 decade ago

    Artifacts are artifacts.

    People are people.

    If you don't the difference in their importance, then you don't know God.

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