Head Knocked Off Jesus Statue Outside Dorchester Church

DORCHESTER (CBS) – Someone smashed the head off of a statue of Jesus in Dorchester.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The Rev. Jack Ahern of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church said he found the statue’s head lying on the ground in pieces last weekend.

“Sunday morning, about three o’clock, someone saw someone smashing the head of Christ, completely decapitating Christ and pushed the statue off its base,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday.

Some parishioners picked the statue up and tied it to the church sign nearby.

But Ahern said the statue is beyond repair.

“It’s so disrespectful. There’s no respect any more,” a parishioner said.

“I wonder how people are raised with the lack of morals, that they would even think of doing that.”

There have been no arrests.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

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  1. web says:

    The parishioner answered her own question..more and more people are being raised with no morals, respect or values. We see examples of this every day in society and in the news reports. It’s getting worse. It’s a growing concern but so subtle and widespread, it seems overwhelming to address.

    1. Timothy Smith says:

      Attacking Christians, desecrating the bible or decapting Jesus is not a hatecrime. Hate only applies to gay rights and racisim.

      1. dood says:

        Hate crimes apply to minorities. Christians are not a minority.

      2. jslab129 says:

        Not true.

      3. That Guy says:

        So much for all being “equal under the law.” Right dood?

      4. maddog191 says:

        @dood – A hate crime is a crime committed out of hate, without regard to whether it is a minority or not, you tool.

      5. Love crime says:

        Hate crimes are a fantasy made by liberals. It must have been a LOVE crime if it wasn’t a HATE crime right mr. officer? A crime is a crime is a crime. No special treatment for anyone. Waiting for the outcry…

      6. 'Nother-Son-'O-Ursus says:

        Re: Mocking protections granted to minorities as a result of ‘hate crimes’ sentencing enhancement…

        I am a former Catholic, re-affiliated to NeoPaganism.
        In the past, that was enough for the prolife churches to burn me in the public square!
        A hate crime is when the motivation for the crime is connected to, or reinforced by, prejudice towards protected groups.
        It reflects the lack of police protection historically provided to blacks, woman, some religions, other minorities & homosexuals, who were murdered, assaulted, discriminated against.
        A recent example in Britain notes how a ‘Bed-N-Breakfast’ wentv bankrupt, due to the lawsuit when they refused to provide ‘bed & breakfast’ services to a gay married couple!
        I laughed & laughed…these pious people will ‘retire on welfare’ instead of having a viable business to see them through their old age!!

        I totally support a person being arrested when they get drunk & assault someone; When their choice of target was motivated by the target being ‘elderly’, (‘easy prey’), or a gay person, (particularly if they later claim ‘religious-dogma-rights’ to assault gays…), that is a hate crime, in my opinion, as a (hypothetical) juror.

        Many evangelicals call hate crimes legislation the granting of a ‘special privilege’, as if these same pious folk fail to see they are claiming a special privilege to have scriptural protections when engaging in a felony!! …Blasphemy, anyone?

        Funny, isn’t it?
        if I were to beat the crap out of the local bishop for something, (and get charged with a ‘hate’ crime as ‘religion’ is one of the protected sub-groups), I would be surprised to hear that bishop’s contemporaries demanding a ‘no hate crime enhancement’ from the D.A.!
        …’Moral Relativism’, anyone?

      7. San Diego Steve says:

        I have absolute respect for your right to worship anyone or anything. However, I do have a question. Are you getting a lot of love returned by the rocks and trees lately?

      8. John R says:

        Hate can apply to anybody, and NOBODY is more successful at enforcing their code of values, through government, media, and the marketplace, than gays who are wholly intolerant of those values of ANYBODY who dares to have ANY other value system. I know many gays and love them as I love anybody, and I would hope and think, the people I know are thinking people, that they respect my values!

      9. matt says:

        I think that atheists and people that the church negatively affects should take a more active role in punishing the bigoted religious groups. I can’t speak to whether or not this was one of those churches. but i agree with the beheading of jesus. lol.

      10. Big Bear says:

        @Matt: It works both ways. Be careful what you wish for. Christians have been very tolerant and look what it has got them…

      11. Michelle says:

        Sorry but I think you need to go back and reeducate yourself on the history of Christianity. Such as the Crusades. Christians killed millions of Muslims because they weren’t Christian. How is that peaceful any way???? The Catholic Church has burned countless people at the stake because their views did not align with the Catholic church.

        Those who forget History are Doomed to Repeat it.

        Both sides are guilty of the unspeakable.

        Hate Religion….Love Jesus!!!!

        And don’t forget….Vengence is the Lord’s not ours.

        Let he who have never sinned cast the first stone.

      12. jane says:

        I am in no way defending the Inquisition, but let’s not rewrite history. The only reason Christians went to war with Muslims at all is because Islam by its very nature is about conquering other people and converting them to Islam by force. The reason Islam spread in the first place was because Mohammed and his followers conquered “infidels” and forced them to convert. The sins of the Catholic Church pale in comparison.

      13. Michelle says:

        The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was a tribunal established in 1480 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. It was intended to maintain Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms, and to replace the Medieval Inquisition which was under Papal control. The Inquisition was originally intended in large part to ensure the orthodoxy of those who converted from Judaism and Islam. This regulation of the faith of the newly converted was intensified after the royal decrees issued in 1492 and 1501 ordering Jews and Muslims to convert or leave.

        Various motives have been proposed for the monarchs’ decision to fund the Inquisition such as increasing political authority, weakening opposition, suppressing conversos, profiting from confiscation of the property of convicted heretics, reducing social tensions and protecting the kingdom from the danger of a fifth column.

      14. believe says:

        i agree with you!… to a degree. The fact is everyone sins…. no matter what race, religion you are.. or if you don’t. There have been many mistakes made over the centuries in the world… Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Romans, Slave owners, prejudice, atheist .. no group, country, or race has been perfect. no one should point fingers… But God loves all of them anyways.. those who have sinned, those who haven’t, and those who point fingers.

      15. Just Sayin' says:

        Why does everyone assume that this was done by some amoral cretin? If Christ saw what had happened he’d probably say “wow, this person was really hurting. I’d like to find out what is wrong”. I guess many Christians today don’t have the wisdom and compassion that they used to have. How am I wrong?

      16. pixie1942 says:

        the democrat parties middle name is HATE EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING THAT DOES NOT BOW DOWN TO IT……

      17. Claude says:

        When were Christians ever tolerant??

      18. Islamophobe says:

        When they created the Magna Carta and The Constitution of The United States of America.

      19. Cynicdude says:

        No, the Magna Carta was about Barons taking power from King John whom they saw unfit to rule England and not successful enough against the French. Therefore it was about money and power.

      20. caligula says:

        really claude? you;re such a dumbshi t.

        -im not a christian.

      21. caligula says:

        @matt:

        you’re such a fu-cking idiot.

        -im not a christian.

      22. Jeff says:

        Women are a MAJORITY. DO hate-crime laws apply to women?

      23. Jeff says:

        Women are a MAJORITY. Do hate-crime laws apply to women?

      24. John Magee says:

        Are you serious? What you said was that Christians have no civil rights. Ever hear of the Constitution of the USA? In it it says the government shall neither favor nor discriminate against any religion. You have just condoned violence and hatred by one group against another group because of religious hatred. Are you saying that hate is only hate when it’s spoken about or turned into violence by the majority? It seems that you view minority hatred and possible violence being made a virtue for select minorities. Catholics ARE a minority. They are about 25% of the population of the USA today AND they faced extreme persecution during the early days of the USA by bigoted groups who thought like you.

    2. Gibbs Bentley says:

      “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
      – Plato

      =================== http://911essentials.com

      1. srdb says:

        So true, Gibbs. It is the fundamental fight between good/evil. Evil rationalizes, good just works with what they have. If you look up at these posts, you can definitely see evil/good at play in just these. Thank God we live and breathe, and thank Jesus we live forever. Good always wins in the end.

    3. Gibbs Bentley says:

      “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
      – Plato

      ——— http://911essentials.com

    4. MadCharles says:

      News reports are the source of society

    5. Silhouette says:

      In Iran the perps would be executed.

    6. bobby says:

      Why is anybody from Massachussetts asking what happened to morals? That is the state that consistently sent the murderer Ted Kennedy to congress . They are one of the mot liberal, i.e. immoral, states in the union.

    7. Peggy Donovan says:

      My comment is that It is still St. Margaret’s Church but it is in the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Please get it Right

    8. Joe Bite-meee says:

      Of course it was a radical Isamist who did that, otherwise it would have been reported that the witness said it was a white person.

    9. Cynicdude says:

      I personally suspect that the person who did this was raised with too much morals, respect and values and that’s the reason he rebelled against it. I still believe that whoever did it is a kid raised in this church.
      How many kids who are strictly raised by religious parents rebell?

    10. frespech says:

      The Bible says that in the last days people will be haughty, puffed up,,with no natural affectiion.So this behavior however gross is to be expected .

    11. Eris Landos says:

      Actually, the difference in crime is no different than during the time Jesus was claimed to live, but due to our development as civilization, we tend to take more notice of it.
      And more than morals come into consideration when in relation to crime. You also have to think of the individual – a person with nothing to lose has less care when doing bad things because, as I said, he/she has nothing to lose.

      1. montana824 says:

        Why it’s almost as bad as Christians painitng swastikas on synagogue walls and doors and on tombstones in Jewish cemeteries.

  2. glad_i_left_dot says:

    How shocking. I never would’ve expected something like this to happen in Dorchester.

    1. liz4 says:

      :)))) Dorchester is closer to obeying the God of the Bible than those who permit statues etc…It is an abomination to the God of the Bible to make such things – they should never have existed in the first place!

      1. Chris says:

        It’s an abomination to worship idols. Unless they were out there every Sunday worshiping the statue itself, than it isn’t an idol.

      2. Matt says:

        Then you had better take down all of the pictures of your family or children in your house. Remove all art work. All of these things inspire beauty which leads to the truth. The truth is Christ.

      3. David Swift says:

        Liz4 no one is worshipping the statue itself or a cross or a fish symbol, these are simply a display of faith, these are by no means the Golden Calf. There are many examples of such things in the book of Exodus where God described every detail of the construction of the Dwelling for the ARK, the Table, the Lampstand, even Aaron’s and his sons robes The boneheads that did this act don’t think that deeply, they probably think its okay to murder babies.

      4. Mary Lou Ocheltree says:

        Are you an idiot?

      5. cmm says:

        Are you only going by what you’ve been told about the Catholic faith or have you researched this?. Have you ever asked a priest or only a protestant pastor?

        Statues are for reminding us of the life a good person has led. It is to inspire us to be as good..to live a life as faithful, etc.

        You should not make judgements when you do not have the facts.

      6. cmm says:

        Are you only going by what you’ve been told about the Catholic faith or have you researched this?. Have you ever asked a priest or only a protestant pastor?

        Statues are for reminding us of the life a good person has led. It is to inspire us to be as good..to live a life as faithful, etc.

        You should not make judgements when you do not have the facts.

      7. Chad says:

        Liz you’re a fine example of someone out of communion with God and Jesus. The parishioners weren’t worshiping the statue…no Christian worships idols. That you don’t understand this and what God’s commandment really means identifies you as a heathen, nothing more.

      8. hols4 says:

        Arrogance, however is not. You are a foul and DISGUSTING thing.

      9. Paul says:

        The statue is like a photograph; simply a representation of someone. If you have a photo of someone, say, your children, and carry it around in your wallet, you are not actually loving the photo itself, but the people it represents. It is the same idea with statues, icons, etc. It is not the actual statue that is worshipped, but the person whose likeness is portrayed in the image.

      10. Dan Flathers says:

        Gee, Liz…The God of the Bible is brought to you by…Wait for it….Ta-Da!!! The Church in Rome — She enumerated all those pesky chapters into a comprehensive set for you to misunderstand all by yourself!

      11. Joanne Newnam says:

        Oh for crying out loud. Get a life. The statue is a picture of an actual person who lived and died 2000 years ago. There are pictures of Him all over the place. It’s called Art. No Catholic ‘worships’ a statue. It’s like looking at a photo of a loved one who has passed and remembering Him. Get over yourself.

      12. chuck says:

        liz4 drop the legalism crap and admit that it was wrong…I don’t worship statues either, but do you have a manger set in your home at Christmas??

    2. smart move says:

      It’s only a statue,it’s insulting, but far better than another killing

    3. Glen says:

      It reminds me of Edmund drawing the mustache on the Lion in “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

  3. fred says:

    Why no mention of this being a “HATE CRIME”. If this were someone defacing the Koran that’s all we would hear about.

    1. tanker says:

      Now where have i heard about cutting off heads and defaming Jesus? I know it’s in some “holy” book, Iif I could just remember where. Hmmm.

      1. Floater says:

        Yeah, just some “holy” book. Maybe it was the “holy” book that made guys fly planes into some buildings.

      2. Kev says:

        You guys are all hate mongers, why suggest it was Muslims? If I remember correctly it was the Jews who killed Jesus. Respect all religions.

      3. Mike V. says:

        To Kev, it was the Roman governor of Jerusalem who originally placed Jesus on trial. He found no fault with Him, but the crowds were hungry for blood. Roman guards nailed His feet and hands to the cross and gambled for his clothes. It was Roman guards who guarded the Tomb of Jesus until an angel rolled the heavy stone away from the entrance. And it was the seal of Rome placed over the stone to make sure no one stole the Body of Jesus.

      4. Isa says:

        You’re ignorant.

        In Islam, Jesus named as Isa (Arabic: عيسى‎ ʿĪsā) is considered to be a Messenger of God and the Masih (Messiah) who was sent to guide the Children of Israel (banī isrā’īl) with a new scripture, the Injīl or Gospel.[1] The belief in Jesus (and all other messengers of God) is required in Islam, and a requirement of being a Muslim

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_Islam

    2. Logo4245 says:

      Great insight. Thank you. Not really surprised though – this is the same state that just had a stadium full of people jeering a Christian quarterback. Barney Frank with his corrupt banking practices, destruction of Fannie and Freddy, his boyfriend running a prostitution ring from their home makes Massachusetts looks as Godless as California. And don’t even get me started on the Kennedys……..

      1. Moditters says:

        “Not really surprised though – this is the same state that just had a stadium full of people jeering a Christian quarterback.”

        Oh, come off it. The stadium was also full of people cheering for Tom Brady – a Christian quarterback just like many of his teammates. Disliking Tebow does not automatically mean “Godless.”

      2. obozosux says:

        @ Modditters Why not? Disliking Obama automatically means “racist”.

      3. observing says:

        Seems it may be a bit of ethnic politics. Barney was reelected largely by Portuguese and Jews. Almost every (10/11) town/city Barney won in was over 30% Portuguese ancestry(7) or Jewish (3) (exception was Wellesley, but still a lot of Jewis people in it) Only one place, Freetown, I’m aware of was similarly Portuguese but went for Sean Bielat.

      4. Reality 4U says:

        What is so a shameful here happens to be the mindless contest of the respnders as to where and how a statue of CHRIST JESUS should be placed and for whom. I beg for the day of reckoning as to how each of you will answer for it. As for sin, we are all guilty, and a statue of the very LORD who came here for all of us should be a reminder as to how gentle, but very important HE IS.

    3. Adam says:

      If this happened to a Muslim Mosque we would also hear about the muslims trying to kill someone for it. Hence the difference of Christianity today and Islam today.

      1. George Faraj says:

        Congratulations, you don’t kill people over “blasphemy” any more. Want a medal or something?

    4. Chris says:

      I think we all know the answer to that one…

      1. barry_gowland says:

        Whatever one’s religious beliefs are, it is mean and contemptible to offer insult to anothers by desecrating their place of worship. it is surely a sign if uncivikised barbarism if, even if you don’t worship there, you can’t be civilised enough to respect it as a place of worship.
        Part of the Golden Rule is that if you differe with another on matters of religion YOU KEEP IT CLEAM! And that means confining your expressions of disagreement to words—and clean ones at that!

    5. the one and only gene tillock says:

      its called HYPOCRISY with a capital offense deface H, can you say amen someone. Call it antiChristian bashing 101 which the media so aptly does on the sly all the time and thus are repeatedly cursed forevermore for . they generate such hatred among others all the time and are never held accountable in this life, but when we cry foul when you just say Jew or Kike and then suddenly it’s all of a sudden an abomonation all of a sudden.

    6. Elizabeth Cobble says:

      I agree. If one American burns one Koran, the Muslims threaten to kill Americans. Aalso, if this had been a Koran, it would have been investigated by the Justice Department.

    7. Sail Away says:

      My thoughts exactly!

  4. Denise says:

    Nothing is sacred anymore – people vandalize graveyards on a regular basis overturning headstones what could be more disgusting than that. People are becoming so desparate with thier lives they are loosing touch w/ their sense of right and wrong. Until adults and kids alike start to realize and actually have consequences to their ugly actions other than a slap on the wrist. This type of disgusting behavior is just going to keep happening. Sad but true!

    1. web says:

      The irony is that there actually are consequence, they just don’t realize it. Good people who are happy do not go around bashing property. People who hate themselves take their anger out on others..they may not even realize they hate themselves…but they do..it shows in their actions. So that is their consquence..they get to wake up every morning and live with themselves and be miserable, and keep looking for someone to blame (or hurt). They will continue to be angry, and miserable, and sad, and pathetic. This is no slap on the wrist, to live this way. The answer to their misery is there, every day in the mirror.

      1. Alice Ramirez says:

        Interesting viewpoint. I don’t disagree but would still like to see the scumbag(s) brought to justice.

    2. liz4 says:

      Thank God! The statues are in complete disobedience to the Word of God. The catholic organization in defiance of the Word of God, took authority to permit the making of statues etc. It even went to the extent of changing the 10 commandments to remove the commandment that images etc. should not be worshiped or made….

      Thank God – this is a sign that God is indeed cleansing the earth….

      1. Decoragenus says:

        And your post is a sign that He may have missed a spot.

      2. Mark N. says:

        You are a freakin’ moron…that charge is baseless and anyone with a BIT of historical knowledge realizes it. It was the protestants who RENUMBERED the 10 Commandments to focus on this charge. And we NEVER “worship” statues…they are like having a photo in your wallet of your wife. Is THAT “worship?” Of course not. Neither is having statues in a church. You fool.

      3. Sean says:

        Kindly show me where the Catholic Church altered the 10 Commandments, please. If it wasn’t for the Church, you wouldn’t have the Bible. Guess who assembled the canon of scripture?

        It wasn’t Pastor Joe down at Mega-Church-R-Us… I pray for a coversion of heart for you. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

      4. Me says:

        Sacred heart of Jesus in caps? You need to see that you are praying to a false pagan Jesus and not the jesus of the bible. Very sad how catholIcism has distorted Christianity to fit pagan worship.

      5. muck says:

        Protestant christian changed the bible after the catholic church. there fore the duay rhiems is more accurate… suck it

      6. Uncle Dan says:

        Very sad that you Christians see us Catholics as worse than the devil when everything you learned you got from us.

      7. Melvin says:

        In response to, “Muck,” typical, “suck it” Protestant Christian behavior. Hmm suck it must be a Protestant thang. I guess they would know best huh. And they judge Catholics. They need to pay attention to their own Pews before casting stones unto others.

      8. Melvin says:

        My apologies to Muck my response should have been directed at “Me”

      9. anabel says:

        Decoragenus – a seriously BRILLIANT reply.

        To the poster: “Thou Art Peter, the Rock, and on this Rock I shall build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it…..He who hears you hears me.”

        The one verse of Holy Scripture that you’ll never hear in those Sunday services of yours.

      10. John Magee says:

        In my opinion any religion, culture, or nation that denies humans the ability to create art, sculpture, architecture, music, or the written word is retrograde and barbaric. God gave us our minds and hands to create things in order to bring joy and beauty into our lives. When humans are inspired to create things this must please God who created our magnificent earth and the beauty throughout the universe. The Catholic Church as an organization has it’s share of hypocrisy and faults but it is a good institution that preaches the goodness in the Gospels. One of it’s other good points is that it has always recognized the basic human need to create, build, and enjoy beauty. The idiots who beheaded this concrete statue of Jesus not only insulted Christ and His Church but they attacked art and beauty. They are barbarians.

      11. laughter is my medicine says:

        The Catholic church is the only church that can directly trace it’s roots back to Christ himself. You are missing the point of the story. The disrespect shown to the church and the property is the violation, get off the soap box, Liz4. Catholics are Christians, , with a rich history, full of symbolism, we do not worship inanimate objects. The bigger sin here is the fact that you are judging a whole group of people and saying that what we believe is in violation of God’s law, which is to love Him and your neighbor, therein all the law lies, and almost celebrating the vandalism . The last i checked, which was this morning, the commandments are still the same. You are bias and misinformed and prejudiced. Look into your own heart, see the truth for what it is, it’s a shame that all of God’s people, who live under the banner of Christ can’t practice what He preached. Going back to my first point, Christ started the Catholic church himself, starting with Peter and the line can be traced back to the current pope, learn your history, stop bashing your fellow christians, and any violation of a person’s dignity violates God’s law, which by your nasty comments, you are guilty of

      12. Snake says:

        [Num 21:7] The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
        [Num 21:8] And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.”
        [Num 21:9] So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

        Opps, looks like GOD made a mistake by instructing Moses to make a bronze serpent and put it on a pole.

      13. Eddy says:

        By your logic a cross then is also in “…complete disobedience to the Word of God.” You are totall incorrect and should have some knowledge before spouting off.

  5. emom says:

    You know the punks that did this will pay,, I say make them pay BIG TIME. dig graves for a month, scrub the church stairs with a tooth brush every weekend, make them attend church But put them up front so all can see who it was that destroyed property, embarrass them in front of all to see..

    1. George W. Axl Rosebush says:

      Bring back stocks and public canings.

  6. TJG says:

    I guess having television and the government raise your kids wasn’t such a good idea after all.

  7. NooYawkah says:

    Actually I have no problem with this as any statue of Christ, or any biblical figure, is a breaking of the second commandment against graven images. My problem is with the motive behind this, as I’m sure the perps weren’t thinking about the second commandment when they destroyed the statue.

    1. George K. says:

      The church wasn’t worshiping the statue. Graven images used in worship are forbidden. A statue is not necessarily an idol.

      1. Don R. says:

        Wouldn’t the money that was used to purchase the statue have been better spent to help the poor, the widow, the sick, and to spread the Good News? Often times our places of worship become what we worship and care about rather than the lost of the world. I in no way agree with the action but do wonder if maybe the person that committed the crime could have been served by using funds to teach and to reach rather than to build an earthly church.

      2. flintstone438 says:

        Sorry George K, you’re wrong. When anyone walks into a church and bows down or kneels to a STATUE of Jesus, that person is indeed paying homage to a graven image i.e. idol. That is against God’s demands set forth in His Ten Commandments. There is no way idolatry can be denied.

      3. ryan trevino says:

        Wow, what bad Christians you are… you take the Charleton Heston movie as the word of God? “Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:” Maybe you read the cliffnotes version of the Bible? Leaves a lot of leeway, don’t you think? Basically it says after something is dead, don’t make a work of art about it: hardly condemning idolatry. Besides, IF you are a Christian, then you know Jesus said the laws that came before him apply only to Jews… lest we forget where the Old Testament came from. Of course, that takes us back to back Christians… HI!!!!!!

      4. Sean says:

        Don, Flintstone:

        Firstly, the Church doesn’t just go around blowing money on fancy things. The Church is one of the greatest chartibale institutions and has been for centuries. So get off you “wasting money” high horse. Churches and art, much like the old cathedrals of Europe, were built and made by the hands and money of the people of God as a sacrafice of the money and time to praise God.

        Secondly, statues are NOT worshipped! It is no different than having a picture of someone you love at home…. Stained Glass windows fit there, too…. I hoope you church doesn’t have them, lest by your call they should be smashed.

      5. John Magee says:

        The Catholic Church has always been a friend of art, architecture, and music. Just two examples are the Italian Renaissance and the great cathedrals of Medieval Europe. The Italian Renaisssance supported by the Church and the Popes of the time changed the world and revived interest in the classical word that helped evolved Western Civilization into the modern world .The Church allowed all this creativity to preach the Gospels visually throught he arts during times when few peope could read. For the guy who whined about money being spent on helping people, the Church has always helped people through its many charities and the work of nuns, priests, monks and lay workers. What about the employment of the people who built and created the churches, cathedrals, art work, sculpture, stained glass windows, etc? I think the Church was probably one of the great employment agencies of all time. This desecration of a statue of Jesus is a hate crime and when scum who did it are found I hope they are made to tell what or who “inspired” this blasphemy. Heavy Metal bands have a hatred of Christianity in their ‘”lyrics” that would never be tolerated if that hatred was direcetd against any other faith.

    2. jekyllisland says:

      Then you are Protestant, the Catholics believe other. Nice to see that you are forcing your religious ways on others.

      How very liberal of you

    3. RdV says:

      I hope you don’t have any family photos in your house, pics of your kids in your wallet..

      “Graven” images are “things” to be worshipped ie: Golden Calf…God the Father, first Person of the Trinity is pure Spirit, no earthly body.

      He sent His son to become man, He was Incarnate, the word became Flesh…we can represent earthly things. It’s all about the Incarnation and knowing the differnce between worshinpping statues and using art as inspiration.

      The Church has been here 2000 years, most of that time most people were illiterate: all the “decoration” that Protestants hate is the Churches way of teaching the Gospel to the people…

      This has been asked and answered so many times it grows tiresome.

      PS>Have you been to the catacombs? the “images” created by the early Christians before Constantine.

    4. Jo Ann says:

      When you visit the Lincoln Memorial, are you worshiping a “graven image” by looking at his statue? I have several pictures of my “late” husband around the house. Am I worshipping a “graven image” of him? Hardly! They are there as a reminder of him. What would happen if someone cut off Martin Luther Kings Head on his statue/?You can be sure it would immediately be labelled a “Hate Crime” and the perpetrator be arrested and go to jail. MLK was and is highly respected. Millions more respect Jesus Christ as the Son of God and desecrating His statue is motivated by Hate, nothing else.

    5. SavedbytheLamb says:

      More Anti-Catholic Garbage.

      1. Chris says:

        The PC police has declared Christians in general and Catholics in particular to be fair game. So don’t expect the Anti-Catholic Garbage to end any time soon.

    6. Reality 4U says:

      What is so a shameful here happens to be the mindless contest of the respnders as to where and how a statue of CHRIST JESUS should be placed and for whom. I beg for the day of reckoning as to how each of you will answer for it. As for sin, we are all guilty, and a statue of the very LORD who came here for all of us should be a reminder as to how gentle, but very important HE IS.

      One thing to consider, Is when Moses and the Ten Commandments came into existence. Do not be fooled into this idea that the REVERAND of the BIBLE which is the Father of CHRIST and HIS position of statues as if it also relates to HIS SON and HIS image.

      The cross was a satanic emblem dating back to Canaan and Cush and was meant as a death symbol. When CRIST JESUS died, He was murdered on this Cross and when He was resurrected it became a symbol crucifix of His defeating Satan and death everlasting. This is also a emblem of worship, and many a statue as to this GOD fearing resolute. Do not say you all have not been told!

      1. Don R. says:

        No disrespect to any of you but do you think God looks down at our churches that man created and is impressed? I think not. How many people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because of of the statues, paintings, pews, stained glass, and all the other stuff within our churches? It is only through the work of Jesus Christ and the word of God that people our saved. All the stained glass, marble, gold, etc doesn’t mean anything. In the end it all just burns up. God who created everything is looking at our hearts and not at our houses of worship. For the person who broke the statue, they have a soul and Jesus died for them. Do you care that maybe the person that broke the statue is lost and is in need of a Saviour?

      2. Mike says:

        Don, Don…It’s not the gift, but the tought that counts. I’m sure God loves the effort and sacrafice put forth to have such things made in his honor. Would you not care if your son or daughter brought you crayon drawing of you to show you that you are loved? Likewise, would you not be insulted if some one destroyed said picture?

  8. Mallen says:

    Dorchester. Isn’t that where middle-class white kids live? Clearly a problem with the white, educated gangs.

    1. That Guy says:

      Totally accurate Mallen! Because I’m white and educated but lord knows I am NEVER in poor, minority neighborhoods, and as far as I know, there is not one single public transportation route that can transport people from poor, minority neighborhoods into educated, white neighborhoods. Not saying a poor minority is responsible, it’s just ridiculous to dismiss it out of hand like Mallen did.

  9. Cary says:

    Christians should not be alarmed. Jesus said the world would hate Him! Stunts like this, is the worst that they can do! Jesus Is ALIVE!!!!! This is all they’ve got! Big Whup! They will still have to face Him in judgement, if they don’t repent! People, who have done worse, have eventually come to be Christ’s greatest ministers. i.e.- the Apostle Paul!

    1. flintstone438 says:

      I guess this must impart some of the sadness, anger and despair felt by German Jews when in Nov.’38, the Nazis burned down synagogues on Crystal Night. The difference is that after that Nov. night, it was the Jew himself who was burned while the affected Christians can always replace the head of the statue. Did I write “statue?” Didn’t the Commandments stipulate “Thou shalt have none other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth?” Makes one stop and think, doesn’t it?

      1. Ponyrunner says:

        Let’s be clear, Catholics are not worshipping the statue. They are worshipping Christ. If they were worshipping the statue as God, then they would be sinning against the 2nd commandment. But that’s not how it goes. Even the Ark of the Covenant had Cherubim (angels) on the top. Protestants get this wrong all the time. We don’t worship statues as gods PERIOD. God and God alone.

  10. iknowwhatimtalkinbout says:

    Hate Crime!!!

    It is probably an agent trying to create violence among religious groups here in america to push authoritarian agendas.

  11. Richard says:

    Sadly, this isn’t the first time that incidents like this have happened. Years ago the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary (outside St.Leo’s Church in Piedmont CA) was desecrated as vandals spray painted it. In St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto, CA vandals broke into the church and desecrated the altar with blood, broke the statue of Mary and took the priest’s vestments outside and urinated on them. These are SICK individiuals in a country that is becoming increasisngly secularized.

  12. Jim Hampton says:

    Ummm, what’s funny about Catholic nut’s is that thing called the bibles10 Commandments specifically tells these nuts not to believe in false idols (i.e. statues, rosary’s etc) and so what does the Catholic church do? They removed it! LOL!!! What a bunch of phony believing morons!!
    http://www.the-ten-commandments.org/romancatholic-tencommandments.html

    1. RalphSchmalph says:

      Mr. Hampton, as a non Catholic, let me say, with all due respect, that you are a complete idiot and utterly lacking in a basic understanding of Christian theology as it applies to objects of veneration as opposed to idols.

      1. yarply says:

        What he says is true. They did change the 2nd commandment. By omitting it.
        And seeing they pray to idols. Like the “virgin” Mary. And call the Pope Holy Father.

        I would say it is YOU who do not understand biblical doctrine.

        Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

        “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy”

        And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven.
        There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
        Their worship of me is empty, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'”

        What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

    2. Richard says:

      Statues of the HOLY FAMILY are NOT “false idols” and neither are the prayer beads that are used to say the Rosary. Get your facts straight!

    3. yarply says:

      lol Its not funny really. But to still have 10 they took one, split it in half and made two out of it.

    4. Mike M says:

      I suppose you worship that photo you have of your mom. Your little mind cannot understand that Catholics are not worshiping false idol(its obvious you have NO clue what a rosary is for), statues, paintings, etc. They serve the same purpose as the photo of MY mom, i.e. a form of remembrance, a reminder of what the image stands for.

      1. liz4 says:

        God is Spirit and man is Spirit…If man needed a picture to communicate with God, the God of the Bible would have told the Jewish people to build images of Him. He never did but went even further – He forbade it…It is an abomination to God to make any image of anything to resemble Him or anything on the earth or heavens…The Jewish people were told specifically how to do their sacrifices or read the Word – none of them were to remind them of God.

        Now as we have the Spirit of God living within us if we are believe in the Blood sacrifice of Jesus, we constantly should have communication with our Father God. If I am one with God, do I need a picture of myself to remind me of myself – Read John chapter 17.

        btw, I was a catholic in my country where we had every form of paganism mixed with the statues etc.. in the name of religion…

      2. yarply says:

        You are so right. He did not want people aka man making images. Especially of Him.
        Thats because he planned to make us a living image, which is a perfect likeness of himself in human form.

      3. Smogrod Domoton says:

        I am sorry you are a fallen away Catholic. Usually people who do not know their Catholic faith to begin with are drawn away by easy answers to more complex problems. I encourage you to read ALL of Exodus before you make some broad, sweeping generalizations about what God says and doesn’t say. After all, would God tell the Isrealites to make a molten serpent and look upon it to be healed from poisonous snake bites? The answer is yes. Christ founded one Church, and history points directly to the Rock on which he founded it, Cephas (Mt. 16:18). Please don’t sell out Christ and His Church for something that will always be inferior. Too many Priests, politicians, and laypeople have already done it extraordinarily publicly. I will pray for you. Peace

      4. CSX says:

        Dead on, washed in the Blood. That is why it is faith….but the Gentiles seek a sign…..

      5. Def Leppard says:

        liz4, do you have photos of your friends and family in your home? Do you worship them? Neither do Catholics. Catholics don’t worship statues. How many times do you stupid Christians have to be told this? Why do you insist on fighting with Catholics every day? Why is it that of all the religious and non-religious people I know, the Christians are the most absolutely unpleasant, nasty, condescending, arrogant holier-than-thou people there are?

      6. yarply says:

        What ever. The simple fact is the 2nd commandment states in part; You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them;

        You shall not bow down to them or worship them;
        So, and I hope your little mind can fully appreciate the care I am using when saying this,, with all due respect, you are the idiot you accused Ralph of being.

    5. flintstone438 says:

      Jim Hampton, how strange of the Vatican. It hates birth control, abortion and the way others’, both Christian and non-Christian worship the Creator yet it promotes idolatry. They stress how Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the Temple yet
      promote profit-motivated BINGO in church. They demand celibacy from their priests and nuns yet prefer moving priests from parish to parish after they commit sodomy.
      Priests who defile youth should be jailed, just like any other pervert. NO LENIENCY.
      But then I guess we can find hypocrisy in all faiths.

    6. Rufus Choate says:

      Jim Hampton and Yarply,

      So let me understand your logic as members of collection of heretical “churches” numbering about 36,000 at the last count that started in the 16th Century by a Syphilitic King (Henry VIII), Power mad Lawyer (Calvin) and unfaithful Monk (Luther) all of whom retranslated and altered the meaning of the Sacred Scripture to conform to their beliefs. It is okay to desecrate an image of Jesus Christ because you as an individual interpret scripture on your own to think that images of Christ is an Idol? So that we are clear an Idol is a false God therefore your point is Christ is a false God. Correct?

      By the way the Reformation is over and your side lost. Deal with it and do a little less Bible Thumping and little more reading of Scripture. .

  13. KTYBOFF says:

    What you wanna bet they are DEMOCRATS???

  14. David Christensen says:

    Welcome to Obamaville where nothingness is god.

  15. Jay Palm says:

    Maybe if the Catholic church would start supporting legal law abiding citizens they will avoid this.
    They support pro-abotion catholics Palosi, Kennedy, Dodd, Kerry…
    and wonder whats wrong.

    1. Demar Notigsky says:

      I agree that there is a huge segment of Catholics in this country that vote as though they were mentally unsound. You can’t support abortion and be a Catholic. They tend to forget that. Please, vociferously remind them over and over and over. I am sick of Obama saying one thing at Notre Dame, then doing another.

  16. MJ says:

    Why is this not reported as a hate crime ? … Any other religion and it would be…and as Catholics, no, we do not pray to the statues…we pray to the Saint they represent…whoever thinks otherwise has absolutely no idea at all about the Catholic religion…just another hater…I am so tired of this persecution and yes, it is a hate crime, just as it would be if it were the Muslim or Jewish religion.

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  18. Nexialist says:

    Another example of the religious hatred teeming in the country.

  19. Michael says:

    “Moral decline”, indeed. Serves them right. This is how the Christians treated other religions for two Centuries. It’s amazing we have any statues at all from antiquity. See the film ‘AGORA’. The early Christian church was worse than the Taliban.

    1. Washington Nearsider says:

      So Christians have advanced since the 2nd Century while the Taliban has not?

      Good to know we’re on the same page.

    2. GM says:

      Michael, you are obviously the victim of confused thinking and have been “educated” by the same types of folks who probably “educated” the perpetrator of this hate crime. While there have been factions of the Christian church that have indeed made some rather unpleasant choices that have hurtfully impacted some people, yu are painting with too broad of a brush. The Christian church has also been the light in the darkness of many societies and peoples, giving generously and loving people, all people.

      1. Aaron says:

        Like it or not, christian dogma caused the dark ages. sure, that was then, this is now, but the potential for horrible things to happen is still there, all that is needed is the intent.

    3. Moochie says:

      One should not get one’s history from a movie. The so-called “history” as presented in Agora was horrific & not like anything we know to be factual. Such film making is intellectually dishonest. It gets even the most basic facts abysmally wrong. It’s insulting to those of us who’ve invested our lives in historical study.

      But this is exactly how modern anti-Christians react, by knowing very little about history & making assumptions about how the supposed Golden Era(tm) of Roman society was in practice. The eisegete the past, seeing what they want to see based on their worldview, & support such hate crimes as vandalism as the beheading of a statue of Christ by saying “well the Christians did worse!!” Do you also believe the woman deserved to be raped? It’s the same argument.

      When did Christians find the time to treat other religions so poorly when they were busy trying not to be fed to lions, etc? Ever heard of Diocletian? Yeah, it was all roses for Christians under him! Yeah, things were so freaking awesome under ancient Roman rule! Let’s all go back to that!

      Please. Learn actual, real history Michael. You don’t seem to know much of it.

  20. Sparky2 says:

    Decades ago people of conservative values were saying that if we don’t stop this liberal trend away from traditional religion and family values, that we would see a deterioration of the entire American culture. We’ve seen movies go to outright violence and sex, TV to the dark side and endorse liberal agendas, Christianity being ridiculed as being ‘old fashion’, gay marriage, abortion, spanking our children as ‘physical abuse’, a drug culture given favorable publicity by TV and movies, song lyrics to our children that make even adults blush…and much more. So no wonder we see this statue incident happening. The only way we will ever get out of this mess, and it keeps getting worse, is the media itself (NY and Hollywood), discipline themselves by watching their own children be victims of the very policies they allow. It will take a strong conservative president to take it to the media and pursuade them to make changes. I’m sure the majority of the American public would have his/her support.

  21. Robin Scott says:

    That act should be a felony as well as a hate crime. It’s an assault upon religious freedom. I pray they catch the person who did this.

  22. Dan S. says:

    I was confused by the name of this church. “Mother Teresa of Calcutta at St. Margaret’s”? Was it originally St. Margaret’s Church, then given a supplemental name for Mother Teresa? At any rate, I googled the name of the church and found their website. When I tried to load it, I got a message that said “This site may harm your computer”. Is there malware on the church’s website? Could that possibly have motivated the attack on the church’s statue?

  23. The Real God says:

    I for one applaud these so called “vandals” for pointing out the stupidity of adults for worshiping a fictional character. It’s time for people to focus their lives on things and people that actually exist and quit dedicating their lives to fairy tales. Religion is a joke and the sooner mankind realizes that, the sooner we can focus attention on the real issues and problems that face our country and world. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

    1. Tim says:

      You applaud “vandals” so no one cares what your thoughts or feeling are towards anything. I think you are the problem with this country.

    2. Steve Roberts says:

      You clearly know little about history or religion. While you and many others may not believe that Christ was the son of God, or even divine, he clearly walked this earth. All historians agree on this point. Try reading some history besides Howard Zinn.

    3. Mike says:

      We will see who has the last laugh buddy

  24. Rufus Choate says:

    I find it interesting that everyone wishes to classify this as a hate crime and adopt the cretinous terminology of the Left that makes some people more equal than others by applying a meaningless adjective and additional penalties when they can’t even punish “non-hate” crime.

    Sure it is a crime of hate and is also diabolically inspired hatred of the sacred. It isn’t sick, stupid or misguided but simply evil and understandable in the growing anti-christian worldview of the Left.

  25. Ellen Hammond says:

    Bad behavior, but it’s not the end of the world. Rather, it was rather common during the Reformation and the Iconoclast as Protestants ravaged Roman Catholic churches.

    Exodus 20:4

    “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

    1. Gerdar Benderson says:

      Funny that people who claim to be “Bible alone” don’t know what the God says in the Bible. Because 5 chapters after the 10 Commandments, God orders the Israelites to build an arc to hold the !tablets of the law, AND HE ORDERED THEM TO MAKE IMAGES OF GOLDEN ANGELS ON IT!!! Either you don’t understand the context of “idol” or you don’t believe in the Bible. You can’t hold both ideas at the same time. I am sort of sick of the distortion of Sacred Scripture by people who take things out of context.

      1. suburbangolfer says:

        Yes, it is funny how people take the Bible out of context all the time to suit their own earthly interests.

        Was the statue really Jesus? Or the image of Jesus? By the way, what did Jesus look like?

      2. Daniel says:

        swallow your pride and leave out of Babylon!

  26. My Goodness says:

    Psychotics are everywhere. This one who did this is a theat to society.

  27. Ellen says:

    Think of it this way people. If something like this was done to a Muslim place of worship. all hell would break lose.

  28. Blaminski says:

    I smell a Muslim…..or a Jew.

    1. Decoragenus says:

      Put both of your shoes back on.

  29. Jeff M says:

    It’s OK because it is an anti-Catholic crime. Maybe the perps are practicing for what they want to do to real Catholics.

    Nothing to see here — move along.

  30. John says:

    As an atheist I just want to let you know that it sickens me to see this kind of vandalism. Though it would thrill me to no end to see humanity throw off the shackles of religion, I do not want this process to happen by force. I would hope that you all would come to your senses att our own pace. I would like to know how much it would cost to replace the statue. The group I belong to would like to help chip in to help out.

    1. Fiasco Lemenson says:

      That is pretty decent of you. I applaud your civility and decency. I entirely disagree with the sentiment that all religion is a “shackle” on humanity, but I agree that some forms are just that. I don’t think there would be half the negative opinion of religions, (Christianity especially) if they were known almost entirely for doing the things they are supposed to do, i.e. good works, charitable works, and fighting for human rights and academic pursuit of the the truth and the real. Alas, I pray for the day that more people take that into consideration and live up to the standards that they espouse. Please, hold them accountable, with charity. Thank you.

    2. Robyn Leeds says:

      You have a lot more compassion than many of the Christians on here.

    3. John says:

      I should have said that some in my group would like to help chip in. There are a few in the group that would probabley prefer to let the religious folks waste their money on concrete statues instead of cureing cancer. My main concern is that someone is being distructive and devisive when the opposite is more preferred. Us atheist will keep working on cureing cancer you religious can still make cool artwork. Each of us doing their part to make life better in some way.

  31. Debra says:

    What is sad, is progressive thinkers believe man will get better on his own, that man is somehow an evolving spieces who will eventually become perfect, I am 54 years old and all I have seen of mankind over the years is how they have degenerated, but as a christian I am not surprised by anything anymore, it is to be, even the bible teaches that in the last days mans heart will wax cold, and he will love darkness rather then light, every day we hear were a parent has killed their child, or a child their parent, a wife her husband, a husband his wife, the list could go on of the evil growing in mankinds heart, judgement day will come, and today people will label you as a nut for believing in a heavenly Being, but as they say we will see who gets the last laugh, though it will be no laughing matter.

  32. Decoragenus says:

    This is only the beginning, and for this you can thank the media who have spent the last few decades denigrating Christianity in general and Roman Catholicism in particular.

  33. yarply says:

    liz4 Your right he did forbid us making images of anything. especially false Gods And himself. Thats because he himself made a LIVING IMAGE OF HIMSELF for us to adore.

  34. NYS Parkie says:

    Bush did it.

  35. Keith Cooper says:

    It’s a real shame what the ME ME ME culture brought about by the Republicans has turned this nation into. No one is there for their community anymore…it’s all me, me, me…

  36. Steinmann says:

    I agree with yarpl’s posts. However, the vandals destroyed property that did not belong to them. They should receive the same punishment they inflicted on the statue. Off with their heads!!!

    1. Alaric says:

      Vandals?That’s racist, go on blame poor Germanic tribes as a scapegoat.

  37. John Walsh says:

    If this was a Jewish temple or Muslim prayer hall the Jewish owned TV networks would be broadcasting story 24/7

  38. Arpa4me says:

    So finally upon a rugged cross they killed the man who would not suffer loss
    And when at last they took what willingly He gave
    He died, but could they keep Him in the grave?
    They could not, They could not! Praise God, they could not!
    And when at last they took from Him what willingly He gave
    Could they keep Him in the grave…they could not!
    …..and cutting the head off a statue won’t keep Him down either!

  39. DigitalBob says:

    Mass-holes.

  40. Debra says:

    As a christian, but not of the catholic faith, I am reading a lot on this post about the worship of images, which I myself do not do, but the fact here is the person or persons who did this act thought they were hurting the church which is the PEOPLE, not a building nor a graven image…..I don’t think they were all that concerned with the statue as much as they were with huring the PEOPLE who worship at that parish…..it could have been spray paint on a church building just as much as the statue to them, they just wanted to hurt the people.They follow darkness rather then light.

  41. Tim_CA says:

    What Kind of sick, unstable d-bag defaces a religious Icon that stands for peace, love and the betterment of mankind (regardless of his beliefs or lack thereof?

    What was this arrogant, twisted little loser thinking? What kind of parents raise someting like this?

    1. Richard says:

      SECULAR HUMANISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. CSX says:

    until you have the real Christ in you, you havce no life in you.

    1. Umphh myfoot says:

      Emergancy emergancy emergancy CSX Qwanna go home is on the ground in a ball o fire
      Diversity… because we care about people…BS

  43. Kobutsu Malone says:

    Perhaps this attack is not directed at Jesus Christ per se… Perhaps it has something to do with the Catholic church’s handling of the pedophiles in their clergy and their closing down of community churches in the area?

  44. CSX says:

    At least they are thinking of Christ, who died that they may live.

    Cowards, it is 3 am for Christ and never for Islam….cowards.

  45. Usama says:

    Must be al-Qaida. And why is Hey Zuess opening his shirt like Superman? What a disgrace to Clark Kent

  46. Usama says:

    I bet you it was al_Qaida. And why is Hey Zeuss opening his chest like Superman? What a disgrace to Clark Kent.

  47. Usama says:

    I bet you it was al_Qaida. And why is Hey Zeuss opening his chest like Superman? What a disgrace to Clark Kent.

  48. Mack says:

    well…isnt that special……

  49. Sid says:

    Probably perpetrated by one or more Occupy Wall Street protesters.

  50. greg andersizzle says:

    Wouldn’t this be a hate crime if it was not a church?

  51. cbinflux says:

    Thank goodness that this wasn’t a mosque and Mohammed’s (pbuh) head — THAT would have been a serious problem!

  52. cbinflux says:

    Someone saw Matt Damon and Ben Aflac running from the scene…

    #%@&^ southies!

  53. bob says:

    $10 it was radical homosexuals

  54. cbinflux says:

    Prediction:
    The head will turn up at a bowling alley.

  55. Me says:

    That is a pagan distortion of Christ, so who really cares? Learn the symbolism involved and pagan beliefs to see what I mean.

  56. Cheryl Lundquist says:

    I will pray for the people that did this terrible act. I want to pray that they will find Jesus and accept Jesus into there heart. I want to pray that they will one day see Jesus. Your sins are forgiven through the blood of Jesus. God Bless.

  57. David Moore says:

    This nation is doomed.
    We are monetarily bankrupt, but more importantly we are morally bankrupt.
    Time is short on both accounts

  58. Reality says:

    Psych.ways and means teasting,then a year long licensing process for child bearing.Sec8/hud/welfare/ebt recipients are NOT allowed to have children,for the duration.It’s the only way,we have no other countries to migrate to and we’re woefully behind in allowing our brightest to move offworld,as was the the original plan after Apollo.You see it’s to better to have a surviing remnant,of humanity,than none.We don’t have the wherewithal to do what’s necessary to assure survival of the best.A”change” is coming.You don’t want to be a dim.

  59. MYak says:

    This is happening around the country. Omaha experienced similar vandalism last year at a girls’ high school and a couple Catholic churches, within a about a week of each other. Unfortunately, there were no arrests. The people who do this are full of hatred and are cowards.

  60. Arlene says:

    No matter how you look at it, it is destruction of property. I hope the police catch the person (or persons) who did this. They need to realize that they need to respect other peoples property whether it is public or private.

  61. CityOnAHill says:

    That atheist hate is seriously building up. The most proselytizing anti-religion is now starting to get physical and invade other peoples’ rights and freedoms. Ironic, considering most of them complain about religious views being pushed on them

    1. Myers says:

      As an atheist myself here, I greatly oppose any act of vandalism, especially on church property. I do also say that I am a bit disconcerted by the fact that it is outright accusing atheists. This was an act of destruction, that could be anyone regardless of their views, it is just as likely to have occurred by a muslim or any of the other thousands of religions, possibly even a rebellious christian taking some commandments too far. Either way just like most sane christian do not condone the acts of the WBC, most muslims do not condone the acts that took place on 9/11. Myself and most likely the majority of atheists are greatly opposed to the actions that took place on this church, no matter who is responsible for them

      1. BSAthiests says:

        Must be pretty bad if they had to hire a spokesman to come to this site and rebut comments.

        You ARE a spokesman, right? How else would you speak for a majority of atheists?

      2. Myers says:

        @BSAthiests where in my post did I refer to the opinions or views of anyone other than myself. When I used the word “I” I was not assuming to be speaking for anyone other than myself in a definite tone, “most likely the majority of” does not mean I think I represent all, or even know the views of the majority of, any more than if a christian were to say “most christians do not support the protests at soldiers funerals held by the westboro baptist church”.

  62. Udo says:

    Probably gay liberals. They’re a very bitter, wicked crowd that hates religion so it wouldn’t be a surprise.

  63. malcom says:

    how sad and disturbing that so many whites in America have turned to liberalism and become Anti religious anti, military and Anti Capitalism, They are traitors to their race, relgions and country.

  64. Machismo says:

    This is not Jesus, it is an idol for some, a work of art for others.. Jesus lives as the Holy Spirit. I am concerned about vandalism of any work of art. Let the Vandals chop off the head of Muhammad and see the reaction. I hope there are cameras that caught these dirt bags so they can be apprehended.

  65. Eric Swinson says:

    I suspect Romans

  66. massman says:

    LOL. Religion is funny.

  67. Melvin says:

    What do we expect from Godless souls. Atheists or whatever they call themselves now.
    For sake of simplicity I call these vandals who vandalized the statue of Jesus Atheists. For those that don’t have faith, this type of wanton destruction is perfectly natural and acceptable in a faithless society. “Why did you vandalize that statue?” “Dude I am an Atheist and Atheist’s do these type of things because thereeere is noooooo Goooodddddd.”
    So I guess it can be said that Atheists are bound and determined to remove all vestiges of faith, and if that is vandalizing religious symbols, then to Atheists the ends justifies the means.
    “Hey, hey, there is no proof that an Atheist(s) did this.” Sure there is there is a vandalized statue on church grounds what more proof needs to be given?

    1. elbruces says:

      “For sake of simplicity I call these vandals who vandalized the statue of Jesus Atheists.”

      Potential slander is not simplicity. They might believe in God but be angry at the Church, or they might be of another denomination, or another religion entirely. I’m not saying they weren’t atheists, just that we don’t know. And it’s harmful to pick up a speculation and run with it like that. Last I heard, God didn’t approve of bearing false witness.

  68. Usama says:

    I’ve read every single comment here, and only have one word to say. SHIPOOPY!!!

  69. mac4634 says:

    After reading the above comments, I feel 1/4 of you have it right, 1/4 are trying to make it into a political arena, and 1/4 are trying to make it into a religious showdown. The remaining 1/4 know that whoever did this stupid, senseless act should be punished, pure & simple. I am a Catholic, and in no way would I ever critize anyone else for their religious beliefs. This crime is very hurtful to us, and would be to those of you who are not Catholics if it involved your religion. Keep your eye on the ball people. This forum is used to comment about the crime, not to bash each other’s political or religious views. There is only one wrong & one right here; The wrong is that someone decapitated a religious statue; the right should be punishment.

  70. Fake Name says:

    Imagine if this was a Mosque. It would be on every network and Obama would be releasing a statement on the matter.

  71. Marycarmen says:

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may ever love Thee.

  72. Two Bits says:

    @ Cheryl Lundquist – IMO, your response was the most genuinely Christian position of any poster. I commend you for what you wrote.

  73. gramps says:

    “Here we go”….

    Is this the start of the next…..’HOLY WAR”!???

    aka, “my god is ‘better’ than your god”…..MORONS!

    gramps

  74. Lee says:

    democrats at play – it’s an ugly thing.

  75. Anon says:

    Hmm, Hmm, Hmm. Barack Hussein Obama.

  76. jslab129 says:

    Forget it Jake, it’s Massachusetts.

  77. dave i says:

    we nailed the original Jesus to a tree, why wouldn’t some one knock the head off a statue. I am not so sure that Jesus is impressed with our statues of Him any way. He would much rather have our heart devotion in a living relationship than an affection for His image in stone. Just saying.

  78. ChicagObama says:

    Fear not.

    They Obamessiah healeth.

  79. 'Nother-Son-'O-Ursus says:

    Normally…
    I’d be appalled by the destruction of a religious statue, regardless of any moral-concerns about the specific religion in question…
    I suppose I’d have a little more concern for this decapitated ‘Jesus’ if it didn’t remind me of a church that continues to deserve public ridicule, (as
    “N.A.M.B.L.A., Tiber River”), among many other issues…

    Newt Gingrich has been married 3 times;
    I DON’T see the local bishop telling Mr. Gingrich he can’t participate in the Mass until he gets >>multiple<< annulments, nor do I see that bishop demanding
    ‘confession, followed by penance’ as my (previous) religion’s belief demands of ‘common’ parishioners!
    I guess there are specil privileges when one is a 'connected' pro-life republican, right, Mr. Gingrich?
    NYS’s governor Cuomo has been subjected to threats of excommunication re his ‘live-together’ relationship!

    Francis Cardinal George recently equated gay liberation with the K-K-K; Jo Ratzinger claims gay marriage is a (vague), ill-defined ‘threat’ to humankind;
    …unlike ‘7.billion & counting’ 'talking monkeys’, (minus the economic, educational, nutritional & medical resources to manage them), which includes 500,000,000-750,000,000 homeless children, "O-to-age-15”, as the ‘who.org’ statistic labels it!
    And a daily death toll (‘starvation’) numbering in the tens-of-thousands!

    While my living with my fiancée since ’83 might bar me from the sacraments I no longer partake of, (anyway), I DON’T see this ‘church’ excommunicating the crews of B-52’s/Trident submarines, which might (when nuclear armed), be thought of as the most terrible ‘abortificient’ systems ever created by twisted, profit-addicted human minds!
    What was that Mr. Bush's mouthpiece, Condi-S-leeza Rice said, about 'Iraqi I.C.B.M.'s' which were allegedly on "45-minute-launch" status?

    I also don’t see any Catholics being excommunicated for participation in the ‘Iraq, etc.’ war profiteering crimes, initiated by 2 ‘prolife’ christians, (Bush & Blair), who presumably DON’T approve of abortion, while simultaneously committing serial & mass murder-for-profit!!

    …‘Moral Relativism’, anyone?

    1. Decoragenus says:

      …it is called Catholic-Derangement-Syndrome, or more commonly CDS; when exposed to the word “Catholic” either verbally or in print, the afflicted person exhibits an acute decrease in their ability to reason/function and typically will carry on ad nauseum about plots and conspiracies usually involving well-known celebrities from both the worlds of politics and entertainment (see above). Best known treatment is to back away…slowly, and avoid further contact.

  80. Herp-a-Derp says:

    I think I know who did it…..Chuck Norris. Bahaha. He used his world famous roundhouse kick!

  81. George says:

    This is truly one of the most despicable things I have ever seen done. It breaks my heart to think there are people out there that feel that way about God. I wonder what Jesus would have said and done if this occurred during his lifetime……?????

    1. Somebody says:

      This IS Jesus’ (eternal) lifetime.

  82. Mike Burns says:

    If this was a Jewish temple, an Islamic church, the article would have screamed in bold letters, HATE CRIME !

  83. Notin MyName says:

    While there are many things about religion I don’t respect (I’m an agnostic-atheist), I DO respect the property rights of everyone, religious or otherwise. Whoever did this is a moronic a**hole, pure and simple.

  84. Bob says:

    You got that right Mike. I would talk to the same group that nailed him to the cross 2000 years ago. Their hated for Christians is well known.

    1. Brydan Regehr says:

      Romans??

    2. Islamophobe says:

      Wrong again. Try the group that took over the original Christian church caves in Cappadocia,(defacing every image of Christ) and St Sofia in Constantinople now Istanbul Turkey. This isn’t rocket science but it does take a little knowledge of history.

  85. ShockedAtheist says:

    As an atheist, this kind of behavior disgusts me. That statue was a piece of art that someone put a lot of time and effort into, and that should be respected, whether or not you’re religious.

    1. Torpedo8 says:

      As Jefferson (a deist) noted: “Whether my neighbor believes in no God or a 100 gods, it does not pick my pocket or break my bones.” The American ideal was tolerance, which is not be confused with ‘liking’ people. Tolerating others means co-existing with people – some you may not like much.

      Unfortunately this country has become far less tolerant in the last few years and no political movement or party seems too interested in the concept any longer.

  86. Brydan Regehr says:

    Atheist here, this is terrible behavior, someone put a ton of work into chiseling (or more likely casting) that statue. Whatever your beliefs are vandalism is never acceptable. I hope that whoever did this comes foreword takes responsibility and pays for the statue’s repair/replacement.

  87. Jeff says:

    See leftists? This is what you get when you foster the kind of anti-Christian bigotry you have been peddeling for decades now. Thanks a lot, a-holes.

    1. ShockedAtheist says:

      … says a member of the group of people responsible for the destruction of the Library of Alexandria.

  88. Blade Runner 1776 says:

    Churches?….in New Hampshire?…I’m shocked.

  89. RivahMitch says:

    So, someone saw the act and DID Nothing…Those who give up their guns will be forced to give up their God.

  90. FormerUSAFofficer says:

    Obviously, Seal Team Six failed to eliminate the entire threat.

  91. Diego Roswell says:

    Clearly a hate crime and should be investigated and prosecuted as such. Will it be? Let’s see. Was the statue MLK? No. Enough said.

  92. Harry Callahan says:

    So this is happening in Dorchester? I would suspect some local maggots, not the practitioners of the Religion of Peace. If this occurred in my old neighborhood in Dorchester, the perpetrators would have been at least located, if not dealt with.

  93. GCT says:

    Wonder how many murders, riots, rapes, arsons, stonings, beheadings threats, and visits to Sunday morning talk shows we’ll have from Christain groups looking to take revenge over this? Wonder how many talking heads we’ll have in the press discussing the phobias and backlash that Christian groups expect against them because they are being micharacterized en mass for the actions of a few muderous, raping, stoning, arsoning, threatening Christian groups who have gone on a rampage over this beheading of Christ. Wonder how many aggrieved Christian groups will be talking about the desecration of Christ? Oh… wait. I forgot… Christianity actually decries such things and espouses love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, meekness, gentleness, and self control. That’s right, friends. the answer to your question will be 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0. It doesn’t happen in the name of Christianity because it is actually a legitimately peaceable religion with legitimate compassion and love for all. Can anyone name a contrasting religion which does not take such an approach? Heaven forbid I should actually put my name here… otherwise, I might actually be a target for assasination by this so-called other religion for making comments about it. What a twisted world we have come to live in, where the good are targeted for assasination, and the evil talk about how aggrieved they are. In fact, they are so aggrieved, that my comment may never even show up.

  94. Pennswoods says:

    Claude. You said “when were Christians ever tolerant”. Western Christian Civilization, which our nation is a product of, evolved into the most tolerant nations that have ever existed. Today, in 2012, Western Nations are majority Christian, even if in some of them many people do not go to church, and I would chose to live in anyone of them over a Muslim, Communiist, or fascist nation or society wouldn’t you?

  95. Michelle says:

    The world is slowing spinning out of control. May the Lord have mercy on ALL of our Souls. Please forgive us for we Know Not What We Do.

  96. yo says:

    Perhaps we should behead them as the jihadists would do if you decapitated a statue of Mohamed

  97. Namretupad says:

    Sadly, in today’s America, there is nothing shocking about this at all.

  98. Nightswolf says:

    If it had been a statue of Mohammad there would be a 100000 reward offered on the FBI’s most wanted list, strange how respect works only one way if its against Islam. O,o

  99. Mark Itall says:

    Anyone see any of the “Occupy” “useful idiots” around? They do that kind of garbage behavior. AP reported that some urinated on a cross and heaved bibles around inside a church in another state.

  100. Seth W says:

    Atheist here. This is not okay.

  101. Mark Itall says:

    Has anyone seen any of the “useful idiot” Occupy clowns around? AP reported that a bunch of them urinated on a cross and heaved bibles in a church in another state.

    1. Mark Itall says:

      Sorry for the double post, this section of comments is not sorted correctly by time.

  102. Rex Montana says:

    I’m not that upset. The perpetrator is obviously an idiot, probably some drunk teenager.

    “They know not what they do.”

    When I was a drunk teenager, I certainly didn’t (know what I did). But it would be nice if they came forward and apologized.

  103. Alfred Newman says:

    So now i guess the TSA will take over the investigation list as a suspect and look for an 85 year old what Christian woman. Or maybe a 6 year old white girl. Would never occur to them or the Boston Police Department to check out that religion that cuts heads off, you know that fine religion of peace that attaches bombs to their kids so that they can kill a few Jews or US Christians.

  104. San Diego Steve says:

    This should not be a surprise. Christians are under attack all over the world. Here in the U.S. an attack on any religion provokes outrage unless it is Christianity which appears to be fair game.

  105. Ted Ward says:

    Darn those Vandals!!!

  106. believer says:

    THEY may have taken off HIS head… but they didn’t take off HIS heart! :)
    and the AWSOME thing about MY GOD IS HE loves them anyways! :)

  107. lover says:

    they took off HIS head… but they left HIS heart..
    and do U want to know what is amazing? … HE LOVES THEM ANYWAYS!

  108. Phil Mckracken says:

    Any description of the vandal? If someone saw him smashing the statue at 03:00, did they get a good look at him? It seems like some of the story is missing.

  109. Kth Rhodes says:

    Probably a Muslim. They are in to beheadings

  110. keepitup says:

    Cut the head off a statue? Ooh. Owie.

    Wake the sleeping giant? ROFLMAO@U

    You guys are so dumb.

  111. Pogue Mahone says:

    Is Bill Maher in the area? I bet he is!

  112. karmapocalypse says:

    They sure are bringing it all on themselves, aren’t they? And they will have the nerve to look surprised.

  113. enjoy the silence says:

    Libtard, libtard whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

  114. Will says:

    Reprobate behavior. I always thought that ecrecting statues was graven. His/Jesus dwelling place is in our hearts, right?

  115. Michael says:

    I am an atheist and I believe that this is a disgusting act. We all have are beliefs and should be able to respect those of others. To think that someone would do this to intentionally to upset those who care for the statue and have enjoyed it in any way it may have brighten their day or otherwise is plain wrong. It boggles my mind that in this day and age there is so much intolerance for others, and hatred, and that we can’t just agree that we are not all the same and put our differences aside and care for one another, no matter your nationality, race, ethnicity, beliefs,creeds, knowledge, income, or situation. We are all human, and we must learn how to get along, or we will never understand ourselves.

  116. Melissa Kerry says:

    Vandalism, destruction of property (whether public or private), and intimidation are not acceptable in our society. I am not a Christian, I’m an atheist. No matter what differences we have, this kind of thing is not civilized. Best wishes to the people of Massachusetts.

  117. ONTIME says:

    Sounds like the athiest and the non believers are on the war path and mentally disturbed….Life is tough, even tougher if your stupid…JW

  118. JBD says:

    I hope they find who did this and tosses him or them into prison let’s them stay there for the next 50 years or so of hard hard time. And even that would be insufficient. The main reason I wish this is were that something Muslim destroyed surely the perps in such a case would spend decades in prison. If you do this for one religion then do so for all when they are blasphemed.

    {^_^}

  119. Cynicdude says:

    Let me guess: The perp is a teen boy who grew up with strict and outwardly strictly religious but still hypocrite parents in that very church or a nearby one?
    In a lot of cases like this it is parental hypocrisy

  120. jose619 says:

    @ laughter is my medicine… hey bro. and all people who think there smart. listen catholic roots come from pagenism. do your history. and worshiping other idols, but Christ, is a sin. it clearly say in the bible in exodus 20. read the chapter… Christians is a reflection of Christ. living like Christ. it also say the Jesus is the Way the Truth Nd the Life no one goes to but by Him. John 14:6.. God hates religion. religion will not take you to heaven. a relationship with Christ is. all who are religious read John 3:3. God bless. to all.

  121. J Fuktard says:

    All religions are trash. They promote ignorance, injustice, apathy, and cowardice.

    1. T.Paine says:

      Your tagname says it all…

  122. Islamophobe says:

    This is the classic /historical trademark of Muslims for Islam. If you go back across the globe and look at all places once inhabited by Christians but over taken by Muslims for Islam, you will see that the things that always get defaced are the images of Christ…The fact that it is in Boston is also a tell tale sign. ….Boston plays an important role in our nation’s history and they well know it. It would be a great symbolic defeat for them if they could start the same way the first white inhabitants did and sweep the nation from east to west just like they are now sweeping Africa from north to south. I imagine Boston has a large Muslim community, because without it they wouldn’t be doing this….

  123. Kerwin Lucas-Dwight says:

    @flintstone438
    I agree with you.

  124. anonymous says:

    Instead of defacing our Lord Jesus Christ why not go do something constuctive and loot a synagogue instead?

  125. massman says:

    Christians have lost their heads.

  126. massman says:

    Christians have lost their heads. Oh wait, jesus was a jew.

  127. I-be Bacca says:

    Scripture tells us; Leviticus 26:30
    I will destroy your high places, cut down your pillars for sun-worship, and throw your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols; and I will detest you.

    Shouldn’t have idols in the first place!

    1. Kim bailkey says:

      Blacks have a statue of MLK and worship that idol

  128. Off Duty says:

    “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.”
    Exodus 20:4-5

  129. Kim Bailey says:

    A Black Muslim convert is suspected of this crime.
    Darwin: Blacks are NOT human buy wild feral beasts

    1. david says:

      and u are not a sovereign in this land america is a corporation

  130. Tom Davidson says:

    Who will try to deny that this is violence motivated by anti-Christian hatred? I can’t help but recall Krystallnacht..

    1. Cynicdude says:

      Or hypocrite parent hatred. I’d start looking for kids who have recently quit going to this church.
      I think this is a kid who hates his parents more than Christianity.

  131. Tom Davidson says:

    Violence motivated by anti-Christioan hatred…
    I can’t help but think of Kystallnacht.

  132. Kim Bailey says:

    ROMANS KILLED JESUS NOT THE JEWS , here is the proof you need:
    it was the Roman governor of Jerusalem who originally placed Jesus on trial. He found no fault with Him, but the crowds were hungry for blood. Roman guards nailed His feet and hands to the cross and gambled for his clothes. It was Roman guards who guarded the Tomb of Jesus until an angel rolled the heavy stone away from the entrance. And it was the seal of Rome placed over the stone to make sure no one stole the Body of Jesus.

  133. joe333 says:

    Exodus 20:4-5 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. (5) You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

  134. Jsh says:

    Wow, the majority of the posters have done that which Yahweh has Written not to do. You mourn a statue of His son, a mockery of what His son is supposed to look like. You propose to be righteous in boasting of the absurdity of this destructive “crime.” Please, you religious people, go back to your Scriptures. “Leviticus 26:30
    I will destroy your high places, cut down your pillars for sun-worship, and throw your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols; and I will detest you.” “Jesus” is not his name. His name is Yahushua, the Son of Yahwah. “23:29 [Is] not my word like as a fire? saith Yahwah; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces?”

  135. WWJD says:

    Jesus offered up his body for us. I hardly think he would care about a stone symbol as a reason to hate others. The act gives us a chance to follow what Jesus attempted to teach us or prove the giving of his life, really taught us nothing at all.

  136. T.Paine says:

    obozo supporter undoubtably….

  137. Christ is Lord says:

    Idolatry is the worship of Idols, which includes anything you worship in the place of the Almighty God. That would be everything from statues,self,images,your family etc. Remember, “Love the Lord your God, and “Love people as you love yourself.”
    Whats crazy is religions other than Christianity that say Jesus was just a messenger. Question: Who out of Yahweh’s prophets and disciples established healing and resurection and claimed to be the son of God, the Messiah and the only way to the Father. People would do better to call Him crazy than to call Him a normal messenger. Reason: Fact is historically Jesus existed/ Supernaturally, He performed miracles and predicted his own death/ Truth, he rose and ascended into heaven an is one with the Father God. These are facts, truths and my beliefs. Not trying to push on anyone, but when contesting against a statement, ignorance would leave a distasteful comment. Have an argument based on your faith or its just words and meaningless.

    Real followers of Christ and believers that every Word in the Bible are the Words of God through the Holy Spirit are truely radical for Him. Thats why we are said to be close minded. Because we believe Christ is the Son of God and the only way to salvation. Now if anyone can make a statement about their faith to detest this argument or offer a good point, lets hear it and compare.

  138. PaulC says:

    That’s just wrong. I don’t care about your religious or political leanings but desecrating someones religious symbol is just plain petty and wrong.

  139. Dsbsky says:

    Lol as if the Church has ANY right to speak about morals.. Are you kidding me?! the church, home of pope John Paul, who relocated pedofiles so they could escape prosecution. The church that openly condems people it finds undesireable even though God teaches love.. The church that teaches love is conditional “and one of those conditions is that your christian”.. The Church deserves much much worse than the head of a statue being knocked off..

  140. Ed Cross says:

    If a woman is beaten, threatened and tortured by a famous husband… are we not going to sympathize when she defaces a public poster with his picture on it? So it is with those suffering ptsd from religion. They received their wounds “in the house of [their] friends”, they were long since betrayed by their church. They have finally escaped the mental abuse and the threats of bodily harm only to have its spokesman thrust in their face on every street corner.

  141. Hitch-22 says:

    Atheist here. I notice a lot of anger in some of the comments, I just don’t appreciate anyone disrespecting the belief systems of others. Vandalism is vandalism, and no act of destruction should be considered productive.

  142. mangotango says:

    Read in the Bible where it discusses graven images . . . isn’t a statue considered a graven image?

  143. butters says:

    SIMPSONS DID IT!!!

  144. Kristofer says:

    Jesus has been through worse. He will be back on his feet so fast there won’t be enough time for him to stink. Just like last time.

  145. Char says:

    Simple respect, no matter who or what you believe, just show simple respect.

  146. Susan5 says:

    there’s no basis to conclude this was “senseless” –although I (an atheist) find it disturbing and deplorable.
    probably not opportunistic violence–a lot of passion– but could well be a reaction against genuine abuse from .
    I pray for this person and hope all affected will find healing.

    (if I seem to contradict myself- “I am large, I contain multitudes.” -Whitman)

  147. Peter says:

    People who tell others to educate themselves on history, and then make gross historical errors should think about if believing something hard enough makes it true. It doesn’t. Neither does repeating a lie long enough times make it true. Christians did not kill millions of Muslims because they were not Christian. Nor were countless people burned at the stake during the inquisition (there were some), people in that time would ask to by tried by the Church courts because they knew they were more lenient. Think people, and don’t take what your angry neo-pagan and atheist friends tell you for granted – do some research.

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