Penn is having its Martin Luther moment right now: A group of dissenters is challenging the established order by posting a religious manifesto in public. Except instead of protestants vs. catholics and the 95 theses, we’ve got a secularist club that posts somewhat atheistic quotes on Locust walk, and anonymous religious people who deface them.
Penn Secular Society’s poster on Locust Walk was defaced again on Wednesday for the fourth time in two weeks in acts that have been condemned by campus religious leaders. The poster now has the phrases “hell is real” and “no way” written at the top and bottom of a quote by Thomas à Kempis reading: “If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.”
Based on the sheer thinness of “No way” as a rebuttal, you’d have to hand this round to the seculars. [DP]