July 14, 2012

Church Vandalism in South Carolina

church vandalismA couple of churches in South Carolina were recently vandalized with anti-religion and pro-atheist messages. I join others in the atheist community in condemning this act. It reflects extremely poor judgment on the part of the perpetrators, and it accomplishes nothing constructive. I hope they are caught and have to do quite a bit of community service.

Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) has been in contact with one of the pastors and is raising money to support a local secular charity.
It’s a gesture to show that, while we have very serious disagreements about the nature of God, we all want to help our communities and make this world a better place. It’s possible to work together toward that cause. It’s also a slap in the face to the vandals — if they wanted to prove anything, they failed.
Vandalizing churches has to be one of the least effective ways I can imagine to oppose what they do. Those who did it accomplished nothing.

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