Vandals Deface Church

Vandals Deface Church

Police in Pennsylvania and Delaware are trying to figure out who vandalized two churches this week, authorities said. In Pottstown, the outer walls of Zion’s United Church of Christ, located at Hanover and Chestnut streets, was spray-painted with things like “Think, Don’t Pray,” “Hail Satan,” “666,” “God Is Dead” and a face of what appeared to be Satan on the exterior walls of the church. The Rev. Peter Nichols said the damage was done Sunday night and discovered Monday morning.

I would like to personally flog these clowns who thought it necessary to deface a church with atheist and “devil” graffiti. Unlike some of the religious who refuse to denounce the evil deeds of their fanatical compatriots, I categorically denounce these fools.

Spraying “Think, don’t pray” on someone else’s property simply advertises that the person does neither. I’ve always felt graffiti was one of the most pointless crimes, since the perp receives no tangible benefit. I’d like to see stiff penalties including hard labor and financial restitution for anyone involved. They should be forced to clean up 10 times the graffiti they created, repaint the church, apologize publicly, and maybe put in a little community service time at the local sewage treatment plant. If they were kids, as I suspect, they should still have the book thrown at ’em full force.

Shame on them.

Comments (5 comments)

Spanish Inquisitor / September 27th, 2007, 6:09 am / #1

I don’t know. This looks bad. I heard Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris AND Christoper Hitchens were in Pottstown on Sunday. I believe they’re all on the East Coast for some national convention, and thought they’d blow off a little steam.

I also heard that the local kitty cat population took a hit. :D

BlackSun / September 27th, 2007, 9:56 am / #2

LOL, Spanish Inquisitor, that’s great. I’m still pissed-off at the vandals, though.

bipolar2 / September 27th, 2007, 10:35 am / #3

** the devil you say? **

Now, it’s those damn devil worshippers giving all us clean living atheists a bad name.

How can we expect to convert all those good churchy folks to wholesome godlessness, if we let the worst people make us look bad by association.

Xian moderates never let their worst believers represent them on TV, on talk radio, in print. Of course not. “Support thy local atheist” — it’s on church signs nationwide.

Why when President Huckabee or President Romney comes to office in Jan 2009, expect tolerance to be on the front burner.

I say let’s pass the collection plate, contribute the proceeds (less 80% overhead) to those poor oppressed believers.

And, let’s also urge all taggers to use ordinary graphics and slurs when defacing houses of worship.

We’re talking about defacing property, not an expression of faith or faithlessness.

Believe me, Mitt the Shit won’t hate atheism one wit less or more.

copyright asserted 2007

Jeff / September 27th, 2007, 1:07 pm / #4

Bipolar 2…I’m bipolar 1. That means I can get more manic and crazier than you’ll ever be. I win. But not with my meds.

Okay, it’s Fred Thompson vs. Hillary. It’s a given, IMO.

But I wouldn’t worry about these idiots and their graffiti. It’s not national media material. If they blew up the two churches, then we should be worried.

I must admit that there have been times when I’ve been tempted to dress in black and go out to mega churches at night and change their signs to lines that mock religion. So far, I’ve restrained myself. But it’s not something that would cause any real damage. Samples:

Jesus was a gay black hippie Jew. Don’t forget to bring cans for the food drive Sunday!

On the fifth day, God got a blowjob. And He saw that it was good.

Father Devereaux needs one strong young boy, preferably thin with dark hair and age 10-12, to help him at the church after-hours. Inquire discreetly after Sunday services.

Jesus didn’t wipe his ass. Neither should you.

God doesn’t like official titles. When you pray, he prefers to be called “Murray.”

If Jesus were alive today, he’d eat at Subway. Stop in today and try a 6-inch meatball sub for only $2.79. For a limited time only.

Message from Father Jones: Jesus isn’t coming. I’m tired of lying to people so I’m leaving the church to open an Arby’s franchise.

Valhar2000 / September 28th, 2007, 2:24 am / #5

Well, we’ll just have to see how this one plays out. I expect “some” people will have a field day with it, though.

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