At the Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship Church in Indiana, their statue of Jesus Christ, which was put there 5 years ago, was beheaded not just once but two times this past week by vandals. Unfortunately there was no surveillance footage that had happened to capture any of the destruction, and there isn’t any specific reasoning as to who or why someone decided to act this way. The police are currently looking out to the public for any possible leads or answers in regards to the crime.
First off, I find it extremely disrespectful and morally wrong for such an action to even happen. My guess is that whoever did it either wasn’t mentally right, or just committed the action as a hate crime. Regardless, it happened more than once, and puts out a strong message to those who are Christ-followers/believers as it is not something that can just be left alone and ignored. Just as we talked this past week in class, we covered the topic of Utilitarianism, where actions that are considered “right” are when they promote happiness, and actions that are considered “wrong” when they reduce such happiness. An action like beheading a statue of Jesus in front of a church is certainly not an action that would be considered right for as it doesn’t promote any happiness to the people of the Church and for people who are Christ-followers/believers. It is sad to even hear of something like this in the news, and sad to know that there are people out there that really don’t have the littlest bit of respect for others and their beliefs. Hopefully someone or something can lead to some answers as to why this even happened.