Everyone knew that the atheist monument in Bradford County, Florida would be vandalized. That’s like predicting that the sun will come out in the morning. We didn’t know that the person who did it would so perfectly fit every stereotype one might expect of the kind of person who would do it. Zach Osborne, who refers to himself as Hillbillyboy, spit chew on the monument — then took a picture of it and left it on the American Atheists facebook page with his real name and photo.
It turns out that he’s a 15 year old kid and he apologized after AA said it was going to report him to the police for it. But as someone in the comments pointed out, in his Facebook profile under books it said “books are gay.” So I think he’s not really off to a good start and there’s a limit to how much stupid behavior can be excused away by being a teenager. I was a Christian at 15 and I sure as hell would never have acted that way.
And here’s something worth noting: Nearly every time an atheist display goes up anywhere in this country, it gets vandalized — billboard, displays, monuments, ads on buses. Most of the time they are vandalized. Can you remember a religious display getting vandalized by atheists? I’m sure there are one or two examples of it, but I can’t think of a single one. But remember, Christianity makes people more moral and atheism makes them evil and destructive.
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