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Kentucky church set fire, vandalized with satanic symbols

Kentucky church set fire, vandalized with satanic symbols

Satanic symbol spray painted in churchPolice say it's an unusual crime because they couldn't find any signs of forced entry.

State police, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating arson and vandalism that occurred yesterday at the Coffey Hill Friendship Church in Russell County, Kentucky.  Several fires were set at the church and satanic symbols were spray painted on the walls.

Rev. Roger Wheat says he holds no ill will toward whoever committed the crime.  "Satan has lost. God won and we're on the winning team.  So why not get excited instead of being hurt?" he told news station WBKO, ABC 13.

No suspects have been identified.  Authorities are asking anyone with information to call 1-800-27-ARSON.

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  • http://accuratepsychicreadingsnow.com Elizabeth Holloway

    I don't know why this bothers me so much … when I hear about churches being vandalized. I guess I was raised up to let everyone believe what they choose to believe. If those believes don't coincide with mine, so be it. I can't imagine doing this to a CHURCH, regardless of how different our viewpoints may be. Thanks for this article.

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    Rev. Roger Wheat says he holds no ill will toward whoever committed the crime. "Satan has lost. God won and we're on the winning team. So why not get excited instead of being hurt?" he told news station WBKO, ABC 13.

    I don't get how he figures that, esp when a human did it and it had nothing to do with Satan. I am often amazed just how much value, meaning, and all we put into various symbols, words, and concepts.

    So they spray painted and upside down cross in the church. Meh. It's not Satanic. The Catholic Church has one. My older son posted it on his Facebook. It really has no meaning. The only thing it has is the concept we, as individuals, place on it.

    That said, I don't know why anyone would want to damage anything, not even a church. It's not the object that does harm- ie the Swastika, which was used by Hindus and even other previous religious groups. The Swastika itself does nothing, despite the many concepts and meanings placed on it over the generations. Its the human beings who do harm and in this case, it could be both the church and the vandalizing arsonist(s). We know for a fact that the arsonist did harm, but what did the religious people do to the person/people who committed the crimes? That much anger and alike, shows that something happened that caused them enough to trauma to passively strike back in a passive aggressive manner. Thus, I place blame on both the religious and the person(s) committing the crime.

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