Skip to comments.Atheist, 82, hurls 5ft crucifix into duck pond after church plants it on village green (UK)
Posted on 03/06/2013 11:45:37 PM PST by Olog-hai
A retired lawyer was so offended when his local church placed a wooden cross in the village green for Lent that he threw it into a duck pond in anger.
The five feet cross was placed on the small green in the upmarket village of Brearton, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for the duration of the Christian festival.
But retired lawyer Alan Pickard, 82, took exception to the arrogance of St. John the Baptist Church, tearing the cross down and dumping it in the water.
Josephine Johnston, 85, who has lived in the village of Brearton for 35 years, described Pickards actions as sacrilege.
Mr. Pickard said he was going to dump it if it happened again. He has no legal right; it is not his property. He was a judge, but he is behaving like a hooligan.
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Oh that was so mature of him!
What a loser.
What a retired lawyer.
Erect it in the pond.
Can he be charged with anything. Or, because he’s a lefty and “protesting” he is allowed to destroy private property?
Poor little offended atheist. Why get so angry about a God that “doesn’t exist”? Deep down, the guy knows that no matter how much he hates God, God still loves him. And that makes him furious because his whole life is based on “Come on God, give me a reason to hate you as much as I do.”
had it been an Islamic symbol it would have been considered a felony punishable by sharia law (beheading sounds about right for the extent of it..)
The USA and the Brits have been taken over by Islamic terrorist and Communist dictators.
He’s 82. Just get the younger parishioners to keep putting it back up every-time he takes it down and throws it in the pond. I bet they will have more stamina...
The customs of minding your own business & respecting others need to be reestablished.
Put it back up and cement it in the ground this time.
If he does it again use more cement.
What a lovely man!
I have a feeling that this ‘gentleman’ is bound for a heart attack. How ironic would it be if he died at the foot of the cross? One would hope that he would then repent and accept the Lord.
How about just cementing him in the ground instead?
Lucky bastard. If he’dda done that to a crescent moon, they would have tossed him into gaol, and when he got out the Muzzies wudda tossed him into the pond. You can pee on a cruxifix and the worst thing that’ll happen to you is that you get a government grant.
I don’t believe that would be legal, but I cannot say I would be against it, nor would I be agaiinst getting a can of spray paint and painting crosses all over his home his car, and his forehead if he stuck his head out, but of course that is also illegal.
Perhaps a pray-in outside his home every day at odd times would really offend him.If a group could get together and stand on the sidewalk outside his home with hand held crosses and prayed, it might even help to save this poor old ignorant fool.
Mr. Pickard's taking exception to 'arrogance' presupposes some absolute standard of moral wisdom by which Mr. Pickard could judge the parishioners as having or showing an exaggerated opinion of their own importance and of being overbearingly proud. Likewise, the very notion of 'proper' itself assumes an objective standard of behavior or manners by which lack of conformity thereto could be judged.
However, things such as objective standards and fixed criterion for judging human values do not follow from an atheistic premise. What sense does it make for an atheist to object to what in his own worldview ultimately amounts to nothing more than the atomic makeup of St. John's parishioners and wood? His words and actions are incoherent and self-vitiating.
Is he in training for the Senior Atheist Olympics? The crucifix toss?
Some village folks should take him and toss him into the pond to go get the crucifix.
Shakespeare, once again, proven correct.
Make the cross out of those mouse trap pads sticky stuff. Then sit back with a camera.
Or to keep tossing him back in the pond everytime he gets out.
What a sad, disordered individual.
Cast iron. Bolt it down.
This sounds like an episode of Midsomer Murders.
Piers Morgans’s father?