I would have thought a nihilist wouldn't care enough to vandalize anything.
Last December, an American Atheist billboard outside the NY/NJ Lincoln Tunnel made headlines with a message implying that the Christmas story was a myth. When it came down, it was replaced by the Manhattan-based Times Square Church billboard with the theme "God is..." and that was news too. Now there's more news about this billboard and it's not the kind I'm happy to report on.
Sometime over the weekend someone vandalized the church's billboard. The original message was "God is..." in bold letters together with a variety of sentence endings in lighter print such as "good", "alive", "Jesus", etc. But some anonymous vandal has spray-painted on another ending: "dead."
"God is Dead"
I wish it were only happening to Atheist billboards and not theist ones.
Hopefully, we are guided by reason not emotion. Reasonably, having "DEAD" on that billboard has the impact of making us look like the bad guys. If we are stereotyped as such it will be all the more difficult to have the populous entertain our positions. Instead the populous will tend to shy away from us for fear of being labeled sociopathic. Let's be smart enough to let the child molesting priests be the bad guys and have our positions received.
We should speak against this type of vandalism and mention that Atheists might not have done it.