The infamous hacker group Anonymous has a penchant for finding itself in the headlines.
We already mentioned the group’s attack against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Anonymous took responsibility for causing the organization’s web site to crash).
Interestingly, in a story that went widely unreported, just days before, hackers behind the super-secretive group declared war on Christianity and proclaimed that religion is a “sickness.” The Christian Post has more about Anonymous and its purported attack on the Christian faith:
Members claiming to be part of the formless Internet hacker group “Anonymous” took down three church websites on March 2, replacing their main pages with a clip from evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins and posting a statement that branded all religion as a “sickness.”
“Let us be clear from the start: any kind of religion is a sickness to this world. A sickness that creates hate and intolerance, a sickness that brings people to wage war on their fellow people, a sickness that has come to this world long time ago, when mankind wasn’t educated, a sickness that brought false hope and suppression to those who believed and often even more terror and suppression to those who dared not to believe,” the message by Anonymous begins and continues to accuse religion and Christianity as being a source for most of the wars that have occurred throughout history.
The message also went on to claim that religion, like large governments, works to hold people down, while allowing a select few to gain power. The aforementioned attacks took place on three North Carolina church web site and, according to the Post, the houses of worship seemed to be selected at random. The churches impacted were Bethel Outreach International Church, Charlotte International Church, and Crossfire Ministries.
The group advertised its conquest on Twitter:
In addition to posting the letter, the hackers embedded a 30-minute YouTube video entitled, “Richard Dawkins: An Atheist’s Call to Arms” (a clip that, of course, featured the famed non-believer).
Watch the video, here:
Digital Journal has the long-winded letter that Anonymous posted in its entirety.
(H/T: Christian Post)