Teutonic Destroyers

I heard news on the radio the other day that a church was vandalized in Alabama. Vandalism, and even church vandalism, is nothing new. What caught my attention were the messages that the perpetrators left, stating that there is no God.

They just highlighted the problems that come about by not believing in God. I think that not only will you live longer by believing in God (general statement and not a guarantee for your particular situation), you will live better (same disclaimer, plus the clarification that this “better” is along the lines of kindler and gentler – not “better” as in comfort and luxury).

Why were those vandals, whom police suspect are teens, so hostile? Was that behavior caused by belief in God (e.g. they went to church but had a bad experience with it)? Or is that behavior that could have been prevented by belief in God? I know it is not representative of atheists in general, but who is going to lead a better life: someone who knows he is accountable for his actions during his life or someone who thinks he is not?

The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.

Psalm 14:1

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One Response to “Teutonic Destroyers”

  1. Burrill Says:

    Wait … why didn’t that article use the phrase “hate crime”? I mean, if we’re going to have that annoying concept thrown around, it seems like this one fits just as well as highly-publicized hate crimes.

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