Religious Vandalizing On Campus
Lately I have noticed that chalking campaigns from the Occams razor resident student organization have been routinely vandalized. While I hold no particular religious affiliation, I suppose I would fall under the moniker of “Secular Humanist” – with a respect for all others who claim to be from one religion or another.
I find it more and more difficult, however, to accept Christians who claim to follow the word of their Prophet, Jesus Christ, when I see them disparage and vandalize other people’s beliefs in the name of their lord. I am no biblical scholar, nor do I usually spend any thought on their teachings. It strikes me, however, that they ignore their own spiritual leaders expressed wishes to treat others in a respectful manner. I admit that it took me some time to find a quote that bests express this issue, but I believe I have. In the book of Matthew (7:12), Jesus plainly states: ““Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
I can only assume, then, that you want individuals to destroy the multitude of Christian chalking strewn about campus. I will personally make it my mission to undo that which has been done in defiance of your own Lord’s word. His LAW.
From this point forward, I will find no guilt, nor pleasure, in doing the same to those words that I, and many other students, find patently offensive. Every time I see an Occams Razor chalking vandalized, I will do what I now believe to be my civic duty, and punish the writers with “an eye for an eye” in order to set straight that which I believe is wrong.
It is tacky, it is uncalled for, and it is just plain ignorant. Not everyone is a Christian, but you act as if the act of desecrating other messages that do not meet your own criteria is your duty. Thank you for giving me a duty. I am not a member of Occam’s Razor, but know this: I now plan on attending their meetings, and helping them chalk their message. This is their right, just as it is yours, no matter how repugnant I find it.
If you have a problem with other religions, or anti-religions, re-enroll in a Christian academy. This is not meant as an offence against your one and true God. This is meant to appeal to the very words you claim to live by. ““Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
I can only assume it means you wish your messages to be erased by zealots. Something you have created in this person.
-David “Zeek” Martin, journalism major
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