Car Vandalized Over Darwin Fish

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So I get out of work today and as always I walk across the busy intersection to get to my car.  As I pass by several cars and come up close to one truck, I note there is something oddly familiar about the step to get into the truck's bed.  I recognized it upon closer inspect - a Darwin fish placed, upside down, lazily on the back of the truck.   Gah, damnit!  I knew exactly what happened when I got back to the car and saw the glue residue from the fish.  Some Christian, probably in a fit of that good Christian lovin', decided to dispose of my heathen fish by tearing it off my car and sticking it somewhere "obscure".  They probably assumed that when the truck drove off, the fish would fly off the step and get run over a bunch of times somewhere out in the middle of the street and I would be none-the-wiser until I got home.  Luck, or perhaps their stupidity, happened to side with me.  I managed to get enough of the glue residue to "sticky" status so I could push it back into its place and hopefully it wouldn't be torn off again later. 

Talk about Christian values - what the hell gives them the right to violate my personal property?  How about I go to their house and rip off all their crosses from the wall, and toss them in the dumpster.

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I'm sorry to hear that your

I'm sorry to hear that your fish was taken.  It's a childish response, but one that is going to happen sometimes.  Just keep in mind that this is exactly why it is important to speak out against religion.  If this person thought they could get away with more they would certainly do more. 

Fish ripped off car instead of being tar and feathered IS progress. 

"I am that I am." - Proof that the writers of the bible were beyond stoned.

Rook_Hawkins's picture

Progress for the laws that

Progress for the laws that our government has for tolerance and respect--but I would say that Christians like this would probably tar and feather us if the law wasn't holding them back.  If they could get away with it, I don't think they would have any trouble hurting somebody.  After all, they have already taken a step towards vandalizing  private property.  The next move would be to threaten - then acts of violence. 

I hope other Christians reading this get where I am going with this.  This is why theism is a drug, a mental disorder, that hinders judgment and causes otherwise goodly people to do horrible things.

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Another atheist friend of

Another atheist friend of mine had several stolen during the time he was stationed in Alameda, California. When he told me about the incidents he said that they were being stolen, but never really thought that christians could be taking them as a form of hate. I would imagine that this is still stealing in the sight of their god BTW. I don't think most atheists would steal from a fellow atheist. I mean come on we have more solidarity than any theist group.

I find that to be just childish behavior, but pretty much what I expect from most christians anymore. Nothing gives them the right to touch your property, especially the belief in an invisible sky daddy.

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fishie fishie

Good eve,
I hope you are well.

Chuckling... At least there is not a mob waiting to put you to the question and then expedite your trip from this life.

Noting, btw, that you are doing a lot of inferring with minimal evidence.
And the possibility of counter condition evidence is certainly there. I.e. It is possible that a Believer may have discerned the symbolic meaning and purpose of Heathen the Fish,
but I submit that it is at least equally likely that any random (e.g. likely to be by) Believer would have difficulty sounding out the word aspect.

Perhaps more sk(c)eptical ... It could also be a sticky thing on car hater.

Related in an odd way, this was the first year I've put any sticker stuff on my vehicle.
A yellow bumper sticker which reads "Frodo Failed. The Republicans have the Ring."

Now my vehicle is not all that pretty and it's getting to be a pain at 200K plus. Yet it was the very next day after I'd put my first (and only so far) bumper sticker on that I got a 2 page, color print and graphics, "handout" on my windshield. It noted that my vehicle is an ugly eyesore and that I ought to sell it for scrap and consider donating my organs under the same conditions.

Coincidence? But of course, smile.
tq

What an asshat. How would

What an asshat. How would they like if atheists ripped the Jesus fish off? One thing you can do is connect your battery to the body of your car everytime you park. That way anyone touching it will get a big surprise!

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MattShizzle wrote: One thing

MattShizzle wrote:
One thing you can do is connect your battery to the body of your car everytime you park. That way anyone touching it will get a big surprise!

It has become obvious to me that you have never owned a car. It is also probable that you have never had to jump start a car before.

Mechanics 101: The negative terminal of your car's battery connects to the car's chassis.

Your god's silence speaks loud and clear

Aww...

This makes me sad. Your poor little fishy with legs. I've been thinking about getting my only little pagan "mockery of Christianity" symbol when we get a new car, but with the car being new and all (oh yeah, and a hybrid *drool*) I fear the worst. For them actually, the car second. Because if I ever caught anyone... well let's just say no atheist would be proud.

Pathetic theist: "Officer, she pushed me and then she shoved a banana slug in my mouth! Now, I can't get the slime off."

Me: *snickering* "Oh, what? Oh yeah, first off, that banana slug crawled into his/her mouth. I had nothing to do with that. And second, look at my Darwin fishy!!! *sniffle* He's so sad there on the ground... *sobs*"

...but you know, that's me. I'm still sad for you though.

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What kind of glue did you

What kind of glue did you use to stick that fish to your car?

I mean there are glues where this malicious Christard would have needed a palette-knife to get your fish off your car.

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Rig up a surveillance camera

Rig up a surveillance camera in your ride, have them caught and prosecuted.

 

Vandalism is vandalism, no matter who does it.

 

 

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I don't give a shit what

I don't give a shit what side of an issue you are on, no one has any right to violate your personal property.

Just a few months ago some dip shits spray panted on the side of a church locally, "There is no God". I e-mailed the tv station who did the story and said that whomever did that should be arrested and fined and forced to do community service.

Someone trashed the Freethought x-mass tree in PA, and Atheist Station has been vandalized. Debate and blasphemy are one thing and certainly I am not politically correct in the least. But Christian, Jew, Muslim or atheist, human empathy should say that although all of us like to bitch, we should also realize that we also don't like our personal property violated.

 

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Brian37 wrote:I don't give a

Brian37 wrote:

I don't give a shit what side of an issue you are on, no one has any right to violate your personal property.

Just a few months ago some dip shits spray panted on the side of a church locally, "There is no God". I e-mailed the tv station who did the story and said that whomever did that should be arrested and fined and forced to do community service.

Someone trashed the Freethought x-mass tree in PA, and Atheist Station has been vandalized. Debate and blasphemy are one thing and certainly I am not politically correct in the least. But Christian, Jew, Muslim or atheist, human empathy should say that although all of us like to bitch, we should also realize that we also don't like our personal property violated.

 

 

You have a Freethought tree and an Atheist Station? In plain sight???

*sigh* We really need to move...

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Silly_Mommy wrote:Brian37

Silly_Mommy wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

I don't give a shit what side of an issue you are on, no one has any right to violate your personal property.

Just a few months ago some dip shits spray panted on the side of a church locally, "There is no God". I e-mailed the tv station who did the story and said that whomever did that should be arrested and fined and forced to do community service.

Someone trashed the Freethought x-mass tree in PA, and Atheist Station has been vandalized. Debate and blasphemy are one thing and certainly I am not politically correct in the least. But Christian, Jew, Muslim or atheist, human empathy should say that although all of us like to bitch, we should also realize that we also don't like our personal property violated.

 

 

You have a Freethought tree and an Atheist Station? In plain sight???

*sigh* We really need to move...

I dont.  PA does. I live in NC.  I was merely trying to tell Christians AND atheists that problems don't get solved by destruction of property that does not belong to you.

I'd ask you out on a date but being that I am dirt poor and you have a baby, I think I'd have a "snowball's chance in.....fill in the blank". Just saw your avatar, your husband is lucky.

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Brian37 wrote:I dont.  PA

Brian37 wrote:

I dont.  PA does. I live in NC.  I was merely trying to tell Christians AND atheists that problems don't get solved by destruction of property that does not belong to you.

I'd ask you out on a date but being that I am dirt poor and you have a baby, I think I'd have a "snowball's chance in.....fill in the blank". Just saw your avatar, your husband is lucky.

Awww... shucks. *blushes*

I'm just not terribly attracted to jaundiced, balding, old men. Smiling And actually he's my boyfriend. Not that it matters here, but in real life (the time not spent on the computer) we were expected to rush off to the alter to "save our souls" because of our premarital relations! I wasn't so keen on this idea:   

http://www.gotcomments.net/userpics/funny/white-trash-wedding.jpg

Classy, no? *lol*

Anywho, back to the topic at hand, you're very right about problems not getting solved through mass destruction. But oh, sweet (and sour) jesus, it's tempting though!!!

 

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Rook, I can explain this

Rook, I can explain this from a "Selfish Meme" point of view.  The memeplex, "Christianity" doesn't like competition—that's what the Crusades were all about.  Your Darwin fish was a threat because it's a competing, diametrically opposed meme.  Reason or "Christian values" have nothing to do with it.   Think of computer viruses or bacteria growing on a Petri dish.  At this level, it's the Law of the Jungle. 

 

 

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stupid prank....

i live next door to some born-agains, and i have a darwin fish on my van.  they've never tried to remove it or even speak to me about it.  they just live their lives thinking they are a good example for me to follow, and genuinely hope i do.  so please don't think that all Christians are going to do such a stupid and immature thing as to vandalize a car.  i can honestly say i like my neighbours.  i just don't agree with them on religious matters. 

I'd rather be a moral atheist than an amoral theist.

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This reminds me of an

This reminds me of an experiment I thought up about a year ago or so. Though you only had a small sticker on the car, and I suggested dressing one up as an uber-atheist-mobile.

Perhaps you should keep some extras in the glove compartment?

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 Just came across

 Just came across this. 

 

One question: how do you know the people who ripped off your Darwin fish were Christians?