Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/...nts-monument-capitol-destroyed-115448086.html
    seems the charges are a tad much.
     
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  3. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, vandalism is wrong, but this made me laugh: "The driver is then heard growling, "Oh my goodness. Freedom!" before accelerating into the monument."

    Oh, and this is the second time this guy has done this exact same act. He wrote an apology and blamed mental health issues for the first occurrence. Would it be legal to mandate he wear a shock collar set to go off whenever he's within 10 meters of the monument's location?
     
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    Thank goodness this was not a Muslim monument or else it would have been called racist islamiphobia.
     
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    Maybe. Could have also been an anarchist. Many of them hate God and government.
     
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    Why? It sounds like he has done stuff like this in the past, if it was a first time offense then I'd say go easy, but since he is a repeat offender throw the book at him. Also I'd love to see him fined for the cost to repair or replace it, it might make him think twice before he does it again if he is still making payments on the last one.

    Your right to protest ends when it involves damaging property or people.
     
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    You just posted the bat signal for Steve to show up.
     
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    Righty conservatives making their normal generalizations.
     
  9. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    our friend is out for a bit it seems :(
     
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    Oops. Didn't realize he was TO'd again. :oops:

    Wonder what it was this time.
     
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    Thank goodness the driver wasn't Muslim or else it would have been called a terrorist attack. :D
     
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    Two guesses. Religion, or religion.
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Unemployed/disabled? If it's not a mental disability, then he's obviously cheating the system.
     
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    "In a 2015 email to the Tulsa World , Reed apologized for wrecking Oklahoma's monument and said he suffered from mental health issues."

    Edit: More info on the guy's mental state: "According to the Tulsa World, in the letter, Reed says that his psychotic breaks led to getting inspiration from a Dracula movie, thinking Michael Jackson’s spirit was in meat, believing he was the incarnation of an occult leader and attempting to contact Lucifer’s high priestess he called Gwyneth Paltrow."
     
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    That and the death toll would be higher.
     
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    It's not like there was a commandment saying thou shall not drive your car into this monument. I don't see an issue. :D
     
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    This doesn't sound very tolerant. He does sound unstable. I didn't see the charge but assume it's felony vandalism?

    Trump should schedule a dinner with the Christians, if he knows what's good for him.
     
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    Not condoning vandalism, but religious imagery has no place on public property anyway. Keep your religion in your church/synagogue/mosque/wherever, not in government.
     
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    Someone would start a thread complaining. :mad:
     
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    Well Muslims are technically supposed to follow the 10 commandments, so this could be seen as islamophobic. Also, remember the 10 commandments originate from the Old Testament, which the Jews follow, so this is also antisemitic. I suppose you could call his actions anti-Abrahamic.

    It goes without saying you shouldn't destroy other people's property, including the governments. I do find it a bit strange for the government to erect a religious icon. But even if you're not a religious person, the 10 commandments are, for the most part, a solid set of moral laws. Especially if you can interpret references to "God" in other meaningful ways.

    If the man is mentally ill, which is very possible considering his actions and history, I hope he gets the help he needs.
     
  21. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    private property but I agree with post 18.
     
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    WOW!!!
     
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    Muslims do not follow "The Ten commandments" as they do not follow the biblical scripture, they may follow everything in those commandments but they do not follow "The Ten Commandments"

    Yes, I agree. The proper way to remove the statue is through the courts.

    I use to think that but reconsidered after actually reading them, I threw up after the reading the first 4 and even the other 6 are kinda BS if you know what the punishment for disobeying them were.

    http://apatheticagnostic.com/articles/reflections/ref01/ref014d06.html
     
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I agree. Government and Religion shouldn't mix. Now can you go and inform the "right" about that? :)
     
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    Generalizations are awesome.
     

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