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Christian hackers attack MySpace page
vnunet ^ | 05 Feb 2008 | Iain Thomson

Posted on 02/06/2008 11:55:12 AM PST by Between the Lines

Radical Christian hackers have been waging an online war against atheism.

The hackers repeatedly attacked MySpace's Atheist and Agnostics Group page, deleting groups and members and renaming the site 'Jesus is Love'.

MySpace shut down the group last month despite having promised to keep it up after earlier hack attacks.

The site was put back up in February, but some members are still being barred and some discussions are lost. MySpace has yet to comment on the issue.

"MySpace is running foul of existing laws on religious tolerance," said Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society.

"It is disgraceful that this site was taken down. It is religious discrimination because these actions will protect religious hackers to the detriment of others.

"There is a growing concern from radical Christians about these kinds of atheist websites and they are becoming much more aggressive."

Bryan Pesta, the Atheist and Agnostics Group moderator, started the group in 2004 and claims that it is the largest online gathering of atheists and agnostics.

"We are rebuilding from a recent hacking that banned most regulars and deleted many of the threads that gave us our character," the page states.

"I owe someone at MySpace a thanks for restoring the group, but at the risk of pushing my luck, 'unbanning' the regulars would be really cool too."

MySpace was acquired last year by News International, which is owned by born again Christian Rupert Murdoch.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: atheists; christians; fraud; myspace; pseudovictims

1 posted on 02/06/2008 11:55:13 AM PST by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines
I sense an inside job designed to get sympathy.

So, let me get a tissue...

Hmm..no tears...how about that?

2 posted on 02/06/2008 11:58:25 AM PST by NorCoGOP (Stop Billary 2008! If nothing else, think of the White House sinks!)
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To: Between the Lines

Scumbags.

If they really had the courage of their convictions, they’d try to win in the marketplace of ideas. But this nonsense has no place anywhere.


3 posted on 02/06/2008 11:58:41 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Between the Lines

First, is this a true story?


4 posted on 02/06/2008 12:01:06 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Between the Lines

I don’t know about the veracity of this but I will say that we quit posting on Christian websites/bboards years ago because of atheist and satanist attacks.


5 posted on 02/06/2008 12:05:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: svcw

Yes, it is a true story.


6 posted on 02/06/2008 12:08:50 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: NorCoGOP
"I owe someone at MySpace a thanks for restoring the group, but at the risk of pushing my luck, 'unbanning' the regulars would be really cool too."

There is more to this story that is being told.

7 posted on 02/06/2008 12:10:44 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

> I don’t know about the veracity of this but I will say
> that we quit posting on Christian websites/bboards years
> ago because of atheist and satanist attacks.

As a born-again Christian, I must repeat the words of the Lord to do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

This does NOT mean to do unto others as they have done unto you.

There are also those verses about love them that hate you, bless them that curse you, y’know, “The Sermon on the Mount”.

Sorry, but hacking into websites to punish folks that disagree with you does not sound like a Christian behavior.


8 posted on 02/06/2008 12:15:17 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: Between the Lines

Morons. This aint the way to convert people.


9 posted on 02/06/2008 12:16:06 PM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: Westbrook
Sorry, but hacking into websites to punish folks that disagree with you does not sound like a Christian behavior.

Where did I say it was? I simply said that the reverse has been true for years.

10 posted on 02/06/2008 12:17:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Between the Lines
It is disgraceful that this site was taken down.

Just how does a secular person determine what is and what is not "disgraceful?"

11 posted on 02/06/2008 12:34:40 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator ("Venatata 'el-ha'aron 'et ha`edut 'asher 'etten 'eleykha.")
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To: Between the Lines

lol.... this sounds like a joke or something


12 posted on 02/06/2008 12:49:57 PM PST by GeronL (when someone tells you they have a Fair (fill in the blank) Plan, you need to run away holding your)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I don’t get that either, sounds like a fake to me


13 posted on 02/06/2008 12:51:35 PM PST by GeronL (when someone tells you they have a Fair (fill in the blank) Plan, you need to run away holding your)
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To: NorCoGOP; Between the Lines
I sense an inside job designed to get sympathy.

Yep, reminds me of the stories we hear about racist graffiti showing up at college campuses, only to discover that it was put up by the people being attacked.

The entire modus operandi is part and parcel for the alleged victims.

14 posted on 02/06/2008 5:09:25 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
MySpace was acquired last year by News International, which is owned by born again Christian Rupert Murdoch.
15 posted on 02/07/2008 5:50:57 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Between the Lines
The hackers repeatedly attacked MySpace's Atheist and Agnostics Group page, deleting groups and members and renaming the site 'Jesus is Love'.

Obviously, just a bunch of teens with too much time on their hands.

16 posted on 02/07/2008 6:54:52 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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