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The organization, Orange County Atheists of Texas, made a push this year to become more active in the Orange community with events like a volunteer project at the local animal shelter. The highway project was another project to become a part of the tight-knit town.

But the sign, now riddled with bullet holes, shows not everyone is welcoming the group with open arms.

Two weeks after two signs, one at both ends of Highway 1135, were erected, Luna got a call from a relative that the signs had been destroyed. She drove out to see for herself that vandals had spray painted the signs to mark out the word "atheist" and paint "I <3 God" and "Christ" over it.


More here.

I have no idea who was responsible for this vandalism, whether the people actually were Christians or whether this was some kind of false flag/trolling stunt.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 06:05:12 PM »
Is it your position that if someone shoots at or paints on atheist signage, that person cannot be a Christian?
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 06:07:43 PM »
Is it your position that if someone shoots at or paints on atheist signage, that person cannot be a Christian?

No. I think the vandals in this case could very well be Christians. But I'm not sure they are; for all we know it could be a "false flag" attack or a troll. We don't know yet.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 06:11:25 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 06:59:22 PM »
Is it your position that if someone shoots at or paints on atheist signage, that person cannot be a Christian?

No. I think the vandals in this case could very well be Christians. But I'm not sure they are; for all we know it could be a "false flag" attack or a troll. We don't know yet.

I mean as a matter of principle.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 07:00:57 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 07:05:21 PM »
I'm glad Texas is the place where it seems most Americans who identify as atheist reside.

Only state I keep hearing about when atheists are brought up.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 07:07:37 PM »
I'm glad Texas is the place where it seems most Americans who identify as atheist reside.

Only state I keep hearing about when atheists are brought up.

They know well the realm of the God-forsaken.

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 07:08:09 PM »
I'm glad Texas is the place where it seems most Americans who identify as atheist reside.

Only state I keep hearing about when atheists are brought up.

They know well the realm of the God-forsaken.
Exactly.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 07:20:56 PM »
I'm glad Texas is the place where it seems most Americans who identify as atheist reside.

Only state I keep hearing about when atheists are brought up.

Interestingly (but not necessarily contradictorily) it is usually Texas that gets in the news for being cartoonish exaggerations of conservative positions (gay rights, gun laws, racial issues, religion in schools/government, etc.)

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 07:30:48 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?

Let's take for granted that those who did that are Christians(maybe it is not the case).

The vandalism that they did will reflect on every Christians of every creed. People who lacks knowledge about all the other forms and history of Christendom might associate these events with Christians in general. The reputation of Christianity may be hurt by these events.

We can compare this with Mr Trump immigration policy that he want to put in place with Muslims. A lot of people, again not everyone cannot do the difference between ISIS and a regular quiet and peaceful Muslim.

It was in this spirit that i have expressed myself in previous comment.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 07:40:21 PM »
I'm glad Texas is the place where it seems most Americans who identify as atheist reside.

Only state I keep hearing about when atheists are brought up.

Interestingly (but not necessarily contradictorily) it is usually Texas that gets in the news for being cartoonish exaggerations of conservative positions (gay rights, gun laws, racial issues, religion in schools/government, etc.)

As above, it is the realm of the God-forsaken.

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2015, 07:43:34 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?

Let's take for granted that those who did that are Christians(maybe it is not the case).

The vandalism that they did will reflect on every Christians of every creed. People who lacks knowledge about all the other forms and history of Christendom might associate these events with Christians in general. The reputation of Christianity may be hurt by these events.

We can compare this with Mr Trump immigration policy that he want to put in place with Muslims. A lot of people, again not everyone cannot do the difference between ISIS and a regular quiet and peaceful Muslim.

It was in this spirit that i have expressed myself in previous comment.

I can't say this makes much sense to me. People will think Christians are, what, passionate theists? And you think somebody defacing an insulting sign is the same as the government exiling five million people for being faithful to their religion?

It's a sign, people, one meant to arouse anger. No one was harmed in the response. Remember, St. John Chrysostom advised (rhetorically or not) Christians of New Rome to lay hands on blasphemers (a citizens' arrest) and try to have them tried for treason. There are enough holes in stop-signs in Texas that this shooting, and painting of God-loyal responses, is plainly no cause for anyone's real alarm.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2015, 07:54:32 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?

Let's take for granted that those who did that are Christians(maybe it is not the case).

The vandalism that they did will reflect on every Christians of every creed. People who lacks knowledge about all the other forms and history of Christendom might associate these events with Christians in general. The reputation of Christianity may be hurt by these events.

We can compare this with Mr Trump immigration policy that he want to put in place with Muslims. A lot of people, again not everyone cannot do the difference between ISIS and a regular quiet and peaceful Muslim.

It was in this spirit that i have expressed myself in previous comment.

I can't say this makes much sense to me. People will think Christians are, what, passionate theists? And you think somebody defacing an insulting sign is the same as the government exiling five million people for being faithful to their religion?

It's a sign, people, one meant to arouse anger. No one was harmed in the response. Remember, St. John Chrysostom advised (rhetorically or not) Christians of New Rome to lay hands on blasphemers (a citizens' arrest) and try to have them tried for treason. There are enough holes in stop-signs in Texas that this shooting, and painting of God-loyal responses, is plainly no cause for anyone's real alarm.

There's nothing insulting about that sign. Atheists are allowed to come together in groups for the purpose of fellowship and charity just as much as anybody else is. Would you be so blase if this happened to the sign of a Muslim organization?
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 07:58:02 PM »
Adopting a highway?

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2015, 08:08:09 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?

Let's take for granted that those who did that are Christians(maybe it is not the case).

The vandalism that they did will reflect on every Christians of every creed. People who lacks knowledge about all the other forms and history of Christendom might associate these events with Christians in general. The reputation of Christianity may be hurt by these events.

We can compare this with Mr Trump immigration policy that he want to put in place with Muslims. A lot of people, again not everyone cannot do the difference between ISIS and a regular quiet and peaceful Muslim.

It was in this spirit that i have expressed myself in previous comment.

I can't say this makes much sense to me. People will think Christians are, what, passionate theists? And you think somebody defacing an insulting sign is the same as the government exiling five million people for being faithful to their religion?

It's a sign, people, one meant to arouse anger. No one was harmed in the response. Remember, St. John Chrysostom advised (rhetorically or not) Christians of New Rome to lay hands on blasphemers (a citizens' arrest) and try to have them tried for treason. There are enough holes in stop-signs in Texas that this shooting, and painting of God-loyal responses, is plainly no cause for anyone's real alarm.

You are right, no need to ring the alarm and that wasn't my point at all. You can do the difference because you have the necessary knowledge to distinguish what is what. My point was that, unfortunately, some people wont make the difference and might blame all Christians.

It is no big deal at all, i agree. It just sucks that Christians in general will be tagged with these events. That's all!
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2015, 08:08:48 PM »
Adopting a highway?

It's where you end up when you've decided European socialism is of the devil.

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2015, 08:09:32 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?

Let's take for granted that those who did that are Christians(maybe it is not the case).

The vandalism that they did will reflect on every Christians of every creed. People who lacks knowledge about all the other forms and history of Christendom might associate these events with Christians in general. The reputation of Christianity may be hurt by these events.

We can compare this with Mr Trump immigration policy that he want to put in place with Muslims. A lot of people, again not everyone cannot do the difference between ISIS and a regular quiet and peaceful Muslim.

It was in this spirit that i have expressed myself in previous comment.

I can't say this makes much sense to me. People will think Christians are, what, passionate theists? And you think somebody defacing an insulting sign is the same as the government exiling five million people for being faithful to their religion?

It's a sign, people, one meant to arouse anger. No one was harmed in the response. Remember, St. John Chrysostom advised (rhetorically or not) Christians of New Rome to lay hands on blasphemers (a citizens' arrest) and try to have them tried for treason. There are enough holes in stop-signs in Texas that this shooting, and painting of God-loyal responses, is plainly no cause for anyone's real alarm.

You are right, no need to ring the alarm and that wasn't my point at all. You can do the difference because you have the necessary knowledge to distinguish what is what. My point was that, unfortunately, some people wont make the difference and might blame all Christians.

It is no big deal at all, i agree. It just sucks that Christians in general will be tagged with these events. That's all!

So how would you prefer "Christians in general" be perceived, in regard to a sign like that?
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2015, 08:11:16 PM »
Adopting a highway?

People 'adopt' stretches of roads to keep clean of litter (though people given 'community service' or jail sentences are also used to do that task).

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2015, 08:15:54 PM »
So how would you prefer "Christians in general" be perceived, in regard to a sign like that?

1 Pet. 2:12-17 isn't a bad place to start...

"Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2015, 08:18:40 PM »
I've seen Christian graffiti on an interstate not far from my home. It was there for many years. I think the work crews either didn't care or liked it enough not to remove it.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2015, 08:33:46 PM »
So how would you prefer "Christians in general" be perceived, in regard to a sign like that?

1 Pet. 2:12-17 isn't a bad place to start...

"Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."

So your position would be that responding dramatically to atheism is evil. Or you are saying that not to respect state highway property is evildoing, and the context is not what's objectionable here.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2015, 08:47:06 PM »
If those who did that are Christians, these "Christians" are making the whole Christendom with all his saints and martyrs look bad.

Can you expand on this?

Let's take for granted that those who did that are Christians(maybe it is not the case).

The vandalism that they did will reflect on every Christians of every creed. People who lacks knowledge about all the other forms and history of Christendom might associate these events with Christians in general. The reputation of Christianity may be hurt by these events.

We can compare this with Mr Trump immigration policy that he want to put in place with Muslims. A lot of people, again not everyone cannot do the difference between ISIS and a regular quiet and peaceful Muslim.

It was in this spirit that i have expressed myself in previous comment.

I can't say this makes much sense to me. People will think Christians are, what, passionate theists? And you think somebody defacing an insulting sign is the same as the government exiling five million people for being faithful to their religion?

It's a sign, people, one meant to arouse anger. No one was harmed in the response. Remember, St. John Chrysostom advised (rhetorically or not) Christians of New Rome to lay hands on blasphemers (a citizens' arrest) and try to have them tried for treason. There are enough holes in stop-signs in Texas that this shooting, and painting of God-loyal responses, is plainly no cause for anyone's real alarm.

You are right, no need to ring the alarm and that wasn't my point at all. You can do the difference because you have the necessary knowledge to distinguish what is what. My point was that, unfortunately, some people wont make the difference and might blame all Christians.

It is no big deal at all, i agree. It just sucks that Christians in general will be tagged with these events. That's all!

So how would you prefer "Christians in general" be perceived, in regard to a sign like that?

In a perfect world, i would love that people ignore this unfortunate incident. In my opinion, i don't see why its on a news site. How would i prefer "Christians in general" be perceived in regard to the sign? I wish that they would not be perceived at all.

To be honest, i am biased:

- I was an atheist and as one i was really annoyed by those(i wasn't able to tell at the time what denomination they were part of) who were trying to impose their faith on me.
- Now, i am a Christian and this Sunday, an Orthodox Christian! I am still annoyed by those (now i know that most of them are Evangelical, Jehovah's Witness and other "loud" protestant denominations) imposing their faith in a un-Christlike manner.
- And personally, i considering myself shy and i don't like to disturb people in general. So i am not a fan of this kind of expression of oneself.

So in general, even after considering converting to Protestantism upon the discovery of the Gospels, i didnt have a good experience with Protestantism. I took for granted that those who did these acts of vandalism are:

1. Christian
2. Protestant (based on the fact that the majority of Christian in Texas are Protestant)

I am probably wrong and i hope i was.

To sum up, since that i found out that i am indeed biased, i thought that it suck that other peaceful Christians will be tagged with these events that might have been done by, maybe, Protestant.

To conclude, i have been dishonest with myself and all of you. I've speak ill of other peoples while i should be concerned by my own sins that i rot in. I have thrown the first stone. I made a Pharisee of myself. Please brothers and sisters, forgive me....  :'(

Lord have mercy.

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2015, 09:05:36 PM »
So how would you prefer "Christians in general" be perceived, in regard to a sign like that?

1 Pet. 2:12-17 isn't a bad place to start...

"Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."

So your position would be that responding dramatically to atheism is evil. Or you are saying that not to respect state highway property is evildoing, and the context is not what's objectionable here.

So your position is that the very fact that atheists have freedom of association is evil. Or are you saying that to not bully atheists into "respecting" theists is evildoing?
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2015, 09:41:58 PM »
So how would you prefer "Christians in general" be perceived, in regard to a sign like that?

1 Pet. 2:12-17 isn't a bad place to start...

"Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."

So your position would be that responding dramatically to atheism is evil. Or you are saying that not to respect state highway property is evildoing, and the context is not what's objectionable here.

I usually think of that passage when it comes to things like speeding, but as I think about it I figured it was similarly relevant. With speeding, you may think it's a dumb law, or inconvenient, or what have you, but in the end it still is the law. Exceptions when a law asks/makes you do something immoral is one thing. On the other hand, it seems to me that it's better to abide by the law when we can, to the extent that we can. Breaking the speeding limit is perhaps a trivial break from the law, but it's still a break with the "ordinance of man." It says to 'submit,' which I understand here and elsewhere to be yielding, or being obedient (you certainly would know better than me, though, as I don't read Greek).

So bringing this around to the sign, it would seem possible to deal with these kinds of things within the law. I suppose you could argue that there is a moral obligation to speak the truth, but then why not go into gas stations and rip up the porn mags (if they still make those), or go to the stadium and berate people for getting drunk, and so on? Shooting at the sign provides a perfect feeding of certain confirmation biases people have (not just atheists), about Christians being irrational, willing to resort to belligerent actions, standing in the way of people living their lives freely, etc. Isn't this essentially what Peter was talking about: abide by the laws and customs of the people you're around, and to not only do the right thing but also to do even the neutral things that the culture you live in (or the government you are under) consider important or proper?

Something like the sign thing may not be a huge break from this in the larger scheme of things, but it's still a break if it indeed is one. Whether I would still consider it wrong if there weren't laws about things like damaging someone else's property (and, perhaps, other things, like unlawfully discharge of a firearm), I'm not sure, but in this case it seems like there are clear laws, and they should be followed unless there's some kind of moral necessity not to.

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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2015, 04:41:48 AM »
What's "speaking the truth" in this case, though? "We don't think you should exist?" I think most people are aware that Christians and atheists disagree about some important things and wouldn't mind converting one another.

But that's beside the point. The problem here is not so much that the defacing was illegal but that its an assault on the group's rights. Orange County Atheists took on a responsibility to keep that section of road clean and now they're going to have to take the time to go out there and clean that sign or else pay to have it replaced. The difference between this and knocking out the windows on Jewish storefronts is only one of degree. It's just bullying.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
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Justin and Benjohn, please let me say thank you for those thoughtful responses.
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Re: Christian (?) vandals target Texas atheists' Adopt-A-Highway sign
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2015, 01:34:52 PM »
Justin and Benjohn, please let me say thank you for those thoughtful responses.

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