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"
looks clever to me. i consider vandalism destruction of personal property. i consider billboards jokes. i see trains as necessity, but i love the beautiful graffiti on them
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement , what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?Nietzsche, The Gay Science