Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes found next to torched 10-foot wizard's chair in Tonge Moor

Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes found next to torched 10-foot wizard's chair in Tonge Moor

Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes found next to torched 10-foot wizard's chair in Tonge Moor

Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes found next to torched 10-foot wizard's chair in Tonge Moor

Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes found next to torched 10-foot wizard's chair in Tonge Moor

Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes found next to torched 10-foot wizard's chair in Tonge Moor

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A COMMUNITY garden created by primary school children and local residents has been destroyed by arsonists.

Burnt copies of the Bible and Sherlock Holmes were found among the charred remains of the garden after the arson attack.

Police are currently investigating the incident and treating it as arson and criminal damage.

The garden, which included a special seating area and a 10-foot wizard’s chair, was built in a community woodland spot known as “our backfield”, situated near Larkfield Grove in Tonge Moor.

The scheme was the brainchild of the Entwistle Street Residents Association who enlisted the help of Bolton-based play area specialists Cool Canvas to bring it to life.

School pupils from Tonge Moor and Moorgate primary schools were heavily involved in the designing process and the building of the communal area, which aimed to provide a place for local people to gather and relax.

But vandals struck twice in a week to destroy the project, first covering the chair in graffiti on Tuesday last week, before returning the next day to set the whole area on fire.

Bed posts, chairs, aerosol cans as well as copies of Sherlock Holmes and the Bible were found in the aftermath of the fire.

The offenders also tore up freshly planted flowers and removed a new wicker walkway.

The project formed part of the “Our Back Garden” scheme, which began in 2009 and has seen a steering group made up of residents, school children and staff from Bolton at Home make numerous environmental improvements in Tonge Moor.

Marilyn Woods, treasurer of the Entwistle Street Residents Association said she could not understand the “mindless and selfish” actions of the vandals.

She added: “This is an old landfill site and we wanted to create somewhere the kids could use as a place to meet. The children involved in designing it had written to me saying how excited they were to come and use the space — I just can’t believe what they have done.”

Cool Canvas owner Oliver Wotherspoon has said he would build a new wizard’s chair free of charge to be donated to one of the primary schools.

The 32-year old said: “It’s just frustrating. The kids took such a sense of pride in what they had achieved — but these oiks won’t beat us.”

Police have asked anyone with information about the arson attack to call 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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3:04pm Sun 8 Jun 14

melloj says...

They should be tied up and whipped!
They should be tied up and whipped! melloj
  • Score: 27

3:07pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Leigh blue says...

I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others
I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others Leigh blue
  • Score: 31

3:44pm Sun 8 Jun 14

MohBro9 says...

Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders. MohBro9
  • Score: -13

3:59pm Sun 8 Jun 14

BG2012 says...

Disgusting!! I hope these awful creatures are ashamed of themselves!!!
Disgusting!! I hope these awful creatures are ashamed of themselves!!! BG2012
  • Score: 27

4:16pm Sun 8 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan
[quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan allan111111
  • Score: 12

4:22pm Sun 8 Jun 14

marco999 says...

If caught the perpetrators should be brought before the people who created this lovely place and made to answer why they believed they had the right to destroy another persons hard work like this. My guess would be that they would simply stare at the floor unable to answer. Rotten scum.
If caught the perpetrators should be brought before the people who created this lovely place and made to answer why they believed they had the right to destroy another persons hard work like this. My guess would be that they would simply stare at the floor unable to answer. Rotten scum. marco999
  • Score: 43

4:24pm Sun 8 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Why not read before opening your mouth, no one mentioned Muslims except you, this is clearly a load of yob kids.

And I am pretty sure atheist don't believe in gods, not just the son of one !
[quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]Why not read before opening your mouth, no one mentioned Muslims except you, this is clearly a load of yob kids. And I am pretty sure atheist don't believe in gods, not just the son of one ! JustBecause
  • Score: 29

4:25pm Sun 8 Jun 14

hal pel says...

Burning copies of Sherlock Holmes? I'm outraged!
Burning copies of Sherlock Holmes? I'm outraged! hal pel
  • Score: 29

5:31pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Janch1 says...

Low life skank who spoil everything for everyone else and they get away with it. They contribute nothing to society and wreck everything in their path. It's a pity the flames didn't consume the vile scum who carried out this act of arson.
Low life skank who spoil everything for everyone else and they get away with it. They contribute nothing to society and wreck everything in their path. It's a pity the flames didn't consume the vile scum who carried out this act of arson. Janch1
  • Score: 33

5:52pm Sun 8 Jun 14

doogle1965 says...

our 4 grandkids loved going here playing there own games around the chairs...well at least we have lovely pics before it was destroyed...why spend money and time on kids these days when other kids just destroy it its just not fair...I hope they get caught ...
our 4 grandkids loved going here playing there own games around the chairs...well at least we have lovely pics before it was destroyed...why spend money and time on kids these days when other kids just destroy it its just not fair...I hope they get caught ... doogle1965
  • Score: 25

5:54pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ibyb2014 says...

Leigh blue wrote:
I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others
for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Leigh blue[/bold] wrote: I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others[/p][/quote]for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!! ibyb2014
  • Score: 29

5:55pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ibyb2014 says...

allan111111 wrote:
MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan
Wait! Were you at the scene of the crime? How can you make an assumption! In this country you are innocent until proven guilty!
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan[/p][/quote]Wait! Were you at the scene of the crime? How can you make an assumption! In this country you are innocent until proven guilty! ibyb2014
  • Score: 8

6:14pm Sun 8 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

ibyb2014 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan
Wait! Were you at the scene of the crime? How can you make an assumption! In this country you are innocent until proven guilty!
And that's why they get away with it over here.....
[quote][p][bold]ibyb2014[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan[/p][/quote]Wait! Were you at the scene of the crime? How can you make an assumption! In this country you are innocent until proven guilty![/p][/quote]And that's why they get away with it over here..... allan111111
  • Score: -15

6:30pm Sun 8 Jun 14

The original wd says...

as a regular walker in the area this project as been being vandalised from day one and it wouldn`t take sherlock holmes to point the finger at white trash
as a regular walker in the area this project as been being vandalised from day one and it wouldn`t take sherlock holmes to point the finger at white trash The original wd
  • Score: 20

6:37pm Sun 8 Jun 14

I, Ludicrous says...

But wait, hey,, it may be members of the occult. As it happens I'm thinking of having a bit of a do myself next weekend if anyone's interested. Satanic Ritual, Naked Virgin Sacrifice, Pastie & Peas Supper. £5.00 at ticket. Bring your own ale. Free use of condiments. Should be a good do if the weather holds.
But wait, hey,, it may be members of the occult. As it happens I'm thinking of having a bit of a do myself next weekend if anyone's interested. Satanic Ritual, Naked Virgin Sacrifice, Pastie & Peas Supper. £5.00 at ticket. Bring your own ale. Free use of condiments. Should be a good do if the weather holds. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 2

6:50pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Chatterbox 1 says...

The original wd wrote:
as a regular walker in the area this project as been being vandalised from day one and it wouldn`t take sherlock holmes to point the finger at white trash
There is a lot of white trash, I was glad to move out of the area.
[quote][p][bold]The original wd[/bold] wrote: as a regular walker in the area this project as been being vandalised from day one and it wouldn`t take sherlock holmes to point the finger at white trash[/p][/quote]There is a lot of white trash, I was glad to move out of the area. Chatterbox 1
  • Score: 14

7:08pm Sun 8 Jun 14

calvin street says...

ibyb2014 wrote:
Leigh blue wrote:
I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others
for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!!
point 1 , there is no God.
point 2, question for you, why do you FORCE your women to wear the burka
point 3, Why are you scrutinised, London buses, Birmingham, WHO IS,ARE the biggest threat to this country. Post your answer to your nearest mosque. Make sure it is in the gentlemans room though, no women are allowed to answer this question.
point 4 You dont understand the word Morals, Ask one of your burkha clad ladies if you are struggling.
point 5 A certain minority have created the divide
[quote][p][bold]ibyb2014[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Leigh blue[/bold] wrote: I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others[/p][/quote]for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!![/p][/quote]point 1 , there is no God. point 2, question for you, why do you FORCE your women to wear the burka point 3, Why are you scrutinised, London buses, Birmingham, WHO IS,ARE the biggest threat to this country. Post your answer to your nearest mosque. Make sure it is in the gentlemans room though, no women are allowed to answer this question. point 4 You dont understand the word Morals, Ask one of your burkha clad ladies if you are struggling. point 5 A certain minority have created the divide calvin street
  • Score: -13

7:47pm Sun 8 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

calvin street wrote:
ibyb2014 wrote:
Leigh blue wrote:
I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others
for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!!
point 1 , there is no God.
point 2, question for you, why do you FORCE your women to wear the burka
point 3, Why are you scrutinised, London buses, Birmingham, WHO IS,ARE the biggest threat to this country. Post your answer to your nearest mosque. Make sure it is in the gentlemans room though, no women are allowed to answer this question.
point 4 You dont understand the word Morals, Ask one of your burkha clad ladies if you are struggling.
point 5 A certain minority have created the divide
You missed point 6:

Point 6: Calvin street is a moron
[quote][p][bold]calvin street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ibyb2014[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Leigh blue[/bold] wrote: I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others[/p][/quote]for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!![/p][/quote]point 1 , there is no God. point 2, question for you, why do you FORCE your women to wear the burka point 3, Why are you scrutinised, London buses, Birmingham, WHO IS,ARE the biggest threat to this country. Post your answer to your nearest mosque. Make sure it is in the gentlemans room though, no women are allowed to answer this question. point 4 You dont understand the word Morals, Ask one of your burkha clad ladies if you are struggling. point 5 A certain minority have created the divide[/p][/quote]You missed point 6: Point 6: Calvin street is a moron JustBecause
  • Score: 20

7:54pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Greasy Chip Butty says...

How awful to burn sacred text. But the comments are once again going down the predictable denigrating route thanks to a minority of ignorant and prejudiced folk....
How awful to burn sacred text. But the comments are once again going down the predictable denigrating route thanks to a minority of ignorant and prejudiced folk.... Greasy Chip Butty
  • Score: 8

7:58pm Sun 8 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Next they will be taking over schools teaching extremist views
Next they will be taking over schools teaching extremist views allan111111
  • Score: 4

7:59pm Sun 8 Jun 14

taff ray davies says...

MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
he didn't say Muslims did it he just stated>>>>>>>> I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and i have to agree it would have
[quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]he didn't say Muslims did it he just stated>>>>>>>> I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and i have to agree it would have taff ray davies
  • Score: 29

7:59pm Sun 8 Jun 14

davroduk says...

I love reading the comments on this site.
No matter what the story, it soon degenerates into name calling, and blaming every sector of the community.
If they published a story about Mickey Mouse comming to Bolton, someone would blame the Muslims, and then someone else would wade in with a commene about them being Morons.
Please, the good (I use that term sarcastically) people of Bolton, dont ever stop providing me with some daily entertainment.
I bet the next comment will be from someone calling me names.
Lets see what happens.
MEGA LOL TO THE PEOPLE OF BOLTON !!!!!!!
I love reading the comments on this site. No matter what the story, it soon degenerates into name calling, and blaming every sector of the community. If they published a story about Mickey Mouse comming to Bolton, someone would blame the Muslims, and then someone else would wade in with a commene about them being Morons. Please, the good (I use that term sarcastically) people of Bolton, dont ever stop providing me with some daily entertainment. I bet the next comment will be from someone calling me names. Lets see what happens. MEGA LOL TO THE PEOPLE OF BOLTON !!!!!!! davroduk
  • Score: 24

8:16pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ibyb2014 says...

davroduk wrote:
I love reading the comments on this site.
No matter what the story, it soon degenerates into name calling, and blaming every sector of the community.
If they published a story about Mickey Mouse comming to Bolton, someone would blame the Muslims, and then someone else would wade in with a commene about them being Morons.
Please, the good (I use that term sarcastically) people of Bolton, dont ever stop providing me with some daily entertainment.
I bet the next comment will be from someone calling me names.
Lets see what happens.
MEGA LOL TO THE PEOPLE OF BOLTON !!!!!!!
The moment I've made a career and become recognised for my skills in my career path, I will be out this country quicker than the mindless minority can spread this nonsense propaganda! First it was the Jews = 3 million died in Germany, what next white was of bolton?

Extremist View but yes that is where this going!

ooh look the use of the word extremism without being in the context of "Jihadism"
[quote][p][bold]davroduk[/bold] wrote: I love reading the comments on this site. No matter what the story, it soon degenerates into name calling, and blaming every sector of the community. If they published a story about Mickey Mouse comming to Bolton, someone would blame the Muslims, and then someone else would wade in with a commene about them being Morons. Please, the good (I use that term sarcastically) people of Bolton, dont ever stop providing me with some daily entertainment. I bet the next comment will be from someone calling me names. Lets see what happens. MEGA LOL TO THE PEOPLE OF BOLTON !!!!!!![/p][/quote]The moment I've made a career and become recognised for my skills in my career path, I will be out this country quicker than the mindless minority can spread this nonsense propaganda! First it was the Jews = 3 million died in Germany, what next white was of bolton? Extremist View but yes that is where this going! ooh look the use of the word extremism without being in the context of "Jihadism" ibyb2014
  • Score: 2

8:21pm Sun 8 Jun 14

MasterOfPuppets says...

they turk our jobz!!!1
they turk our jobz!!!1 MasterOfPuppets
  • Score: -1

9:02pm Sun 8 Jun 14

calvin street says...

JustBecause wrote:
calvin street wrote:
ibyb2014 wrote:
Leigh blue wrote:
I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others
for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!!
point 1 , there is no God.
point 2, question for you, why do you FORCE your women to wear the burka
point 3, Why are you scrutinised, London buses, Birmingham, WHO IS,ARE the biggest threat to this country. Post your answer to your nearest mosque. Make sure it is in the gentlemans room though, no women are allowed to answer this question.
point 4 You dont understand the word Morals, Ask one of your burkha clad ladies if you are struggling.
point 5 A certain minority have created the divide
You missed point 6:

Point 6: Calvin street is a moron
perfect response. Feel free to pick out any points which you think I have wrong. You cant. The left wing liberal elite used to use the racist card any time anybody questioned these issues, Now its moron. Well done.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]calvin street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ibyb2014[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Leigh blue[/bold] wrote: I'm quite sure that if was a burnt copy of the Koran, then it would be treated as a hate crime and be a priority for the police. Always seems to be one rule for one, another rule for others[/p][/quote]for god sake! why does it always come back to "oh if it was the Quraan" "if it was the muslim" "oh if he had a beard" "wait if he had a burkaaah"! Forgod sake im sick of the scrutiny! We as a group, yes muslims as a group have the same colour blood as Hindus, Christians, Catholics, Seikhs, Buddist, Jews and Atheist! The only thing that makes us differ is our Morals! I believe in one God some believe in others why should we create a divide!!!![/p][/quote]point 1 , there is no God. point 2, question for you, why do you FORCE your women to wear the burka point 3, Why are you scrutinised, London buses, Birmingham, WHO IS,ARE the biggest threat to this country. Post your answer to your nearest mosque. Make sure it is in the gentlemans room though, no women are allowed to answer this question. point 4 You dont understand the word Morals, Ask one of your burkha clad ladies if you are struggling. point 5 A certain minority have created the divide[/p][/quote]You missed point 6: Point 6: Calvin street is a moron[/p][/quote]perfect response. Feel free to pick out any points which you think I have wrong. You cant. The left wing liberal elite used to use the racist card any time anybody questioned these issues, Now its moron. Well done. calvin street
  • Score: 1

10:34pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Leigh blue says...

Some people missed the point. I never blamed one section of the community for the crime. I just pointed out that the police response would have been radically different if the book burned was the Koran and not the bible. That difference is what causes resentment.
Some people missed the point. I never blamed one section of the community for the crime. I just pointed out that the police response would have been radically different if the book burned was the Koran and not the bible. That difference is what causes resentment. Leigh blue
  • Score: 25

10:50pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ibyb2014 says...

Leigh blue wrote:
Some people missed the point. I never blamed one section of the community for the crime. I just pointed out that the police response would have been radically different if the book burned was the Koran and not the bible. That difference is what causes resentment.
Leigh I completely understand the resentment and if someone was to burn the Quran yes the outcome would be different. The reason behind that is the community would be united to prevent something like this happening again! We become vocal, the foundation of what this country is built on. It wouldn't be radically different, we would not in turn take it up a notch and start burning churches to the ground but raise our voices in unity until the culprits were found! Collectivity is louder than singularity! FYI, I respect religions equally and condone any act that would cause distress or acts to anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Leigh blue[/bold] wrote: Some people missed the point. I never blamed one section of the community for the crime. I just pointed out that the police response would have been radically different if the book burned was the Koran and not the bible. That difference is what causes resentment.[/p][/quote]Leigh I completely understand the resentment and if someone was to burn the Quran yes the outcome would be different. The reason behind that is the community would be united to prevent something like this happening again! We become vocal, the foundation of what this country is built on. It wouldn't be radically different, we would not in turn take it up a notch and start burning churches to the ground but raise our voices in unity until the culprits were found! Collectivity is louder than singularity! FYI, I respect religions equally and condone any act that would cause distress or acts to anyone. ibyb2014
  • Score: 9

9:07am Mon 9 Jun 14

Lawlesschat says...

allan111111 wrote:
MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan
@ Allan111111. Seemingly the only 'thick' person here is you.

Did you even contemplate how stupendous you might sound before you actually went and posted the utter trash?

It's blatantly obvious what your aiming at and it's fair enough to say it's complete and utter bull and so far fetched it makes you sound numb.
You obviously haven't considered the geographical area nor the fact that Bolton has never had a bible burning session held, ever. In fact, I'm struggling to find a single bible burning session by any other religious groups?

You must live a terribly sad life.
I'm gathering this is a new profile having been previously being barred by the Bolton news for your provocative and racist undertones.
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan[/p][/quote]@ Allan111111. Seemingly the only 'thick' person here is you. Did you even contemplate how stupendous you might sound before you actually went and posted the utter trash? It's blatantly obvious what your aiming at and it's fair enough to say it's complete and utter bull and so far fetched it makes you sound numb. You obviously haven't considered the geographical area nor the fact that Bolton has never had a bible burning session held, ever. In fact, I'm struggling to find a single bible burning session by any other religious groups? You must live a terribly sad life. I'm gathering this is a new profile having been previously being barred by the Bolton news for your provocative and racist undertones. Lawlesschat
  • Score: -1

10:23am Mon 9 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

Burn all bibles and religeous nonsense, every one of them. I wish the person, or persons that burned the bible well; their actions made the world a slightly better place to live in.

And to the thick-as-pig-poo people who read the bible - grow up.
Burn all bibles and religeous nonsense, every one of them. I wish the person, or persons that burned the bible well; their actions made the world a slightly better place to live in. And to the thick-as-pig-poo people who read the bible - grow up. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -18

1:40pm Mon 9 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Lawlesschat wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
MohBro9 wrote:
Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.
Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan
@ Allan111111. Seemingly the only 'thick' person here is you.

Did you even contemplate how stupendous you might sound before you actually went and posted the utter trash?

It's blatantly obvious what your aiming at and it's fair enough to say it's complete and utter bull and so far fetched it makes you sound numb.
You obviously haven't considered the geographical area nor the fact that Bolton has never had a bible burning session held, ever. In fact, I'm struggling to find a single bible burning session by any other religious groups?

You must live a terribly sad life.
I'm gathering this is a new profile having been previously being barred by the Bolton news for your provocative and racist undertones.
It's an opinion I have. Nothing to do with race
[quote][p][bold]Lawlesschat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MohBro9[/bold] wrote: Wait Leigh, how do you know that Muslims did this, eh? What if it was atheists who also don't believe in Jesus being the Son of God? Stop assuming before you know the real offenders.[/p][/quote]Are you thick....It is obvious which section of society is responsible for this hate crime...usually they publicise it when they're having a bible burning session...it's people like you why this country is going down the pan[/p][/quote]@ Allan111111. Seemingly the only 'thick' person here is you. Did you even contemplate how stupendous you might sound before you actually went and posted the utter trash? It's blatantly obvious what your aiming at and it's fair enough to say it's complete and utter bull and so far fetched it makes you sound numb. You obviously haven't considered the geographical area nor the fact that Bolton has never had a bible burning session held, ever. In fact, I'm struggling to find a single bible burning session by any other religious groups? You must live a terribly sad life. I'm gathering this is a new profile having been previously being barred by the Bolton news for your provocative and racist undertones.[/p][/quote]It's an opinion I have. Nothing to do with race allan111111
  • Score: -3

5:51pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

Perhaps the parents of children at a christian school finally saw the error of their ways?
Perhaps the parents of children at a christian school finally saw the error of their ways? Don Kiddick
  • Score: -6

5:57pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

Speaking of christian schools, can't help noticing the irony of the "Our Back Garden" scheme . . .
Speaking of christian schools, can't help noticing the irony of the "Our Back Garden" scheme . . . Don Kiddick
  • Score: -6

6:53pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Love Bolton says...

What a big shame. So very sad. This was lovely and hidden in a 'secret garden' in our back field. I am really truly sorry for all the kids who put their enthusiasm into the project and who have loved and cherished it for so long.

Hope that the police can find out who did it. Perhaps as part of their punishment they can be called to the school assemblies to explain their actions, as well as working to restore.
What a big shame. So very sad. This was lovely and hidden in a 'secret garden' in our back field. I am really truly sorry for all the kids who put their enthusiasm into the project and who have loved and cherished it for so long. Hope that the police can find out who did it. Perhaps as part of their punishment they can be called to the school assemblies to explain their actions, as well as working to restore. Love Bolton
  • Score: 10

9:45pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

I find it odd that comments are open regarding bible burning but not the alledged filthy, acrid stench of paedophilia oozing out of the classrooms and corridors of Canon Slade School.

Why is that? Why can the public not give their opinion I wonder?

It's the pupils themselves that feel this, tarred with the same filth, having to wear that uniform in public now synonymous with the disgusting whiff of paedophilia and the double standards of the religious. Yet stupid christians will continue to send their unfortunate children there, faith stronger than welfare. I am lucky that my kids will never wear that uniform, they're lucky too.

Stupid christians, holier than thou, better than everyone else, god is love - it's just unfortunate where that "love" is focused.

Burn every bible possible whenever possible.
I find it odd that comments are open regarding bible burning but not the alledged filthy, acrid stench of paedophilia oozing out of the classrooms and corridors of Canon Slade School. Why is that? Why can the public not give their opinion I wonder? It's the pupils themselves that feel this, tarred with the same filth, having to wear that uniform in public now synonymous with the disgusting whiff of paedophilia and the double standards of the religious. Yet stupid christians will continue to send their unfortunate children there, faith stronger than welfare. I am lucky that my kids will never wear that uniform, they're lucky too. Stupid christians, holier than thou, better than everyone else, god is love - it's just unfortunate where that "love" is focused. Burn every bible possible whenever possible. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -8

8:18am Tue 10 Jun 14

the hand says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
I find it odd that comments are open regarding bible burning but not the alledged filthy, acrid stench of paedophilia oozing out of the classrooms and corridors of Canon Slade School.

Why is that? Why can the public not give their opinion I wonder?

It's the pupils themselves that feel this, tarred with the same filth, having to wear that uniform in public now synonymous with the disgusting whiff of paedophilia and the double standards of the religious. Yet stupid christians will continue to send their unfortunate children there, faith stronger than welfare. I am lucky that my kids will never wear that uniform, they're lucky too.

Stupid christians, holier than thou, better than everyone else, god is love - it's just unfortunate where that "love" is focused.

Burn every bible possible whenever possible.
I don't profess to know what's going on at Canon slide my friend but burning bibles is not the answer maybe a good flogging in a very public place would services but please do not judge the bible on a dick heads actions
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: I find it odd that comments are open regarding bible burning but not the alledged filthy, acrid stench of paedophilia oozing out of the classrooms and corridors of Canon Slade School. Why is that? Why can the public not give their opinion I wonder? It's the pupils themselves that feel this, tarred with the same filth, having to wear that uniform in public now synonymous with the disgusting whiff of paedophilia and the double standards of the religious. Yet stupid christians will continue to send their unfortunate children there, faith stronger than welfare. I am lucky that my kids will never wear that uniform, they're lucky too. Stupid christians, holier than thou, better than everyone else, god is love - it's just unfortunate where that "love" is focused. Burn every bible possible whenever possible.[/p][/quote]I don't profess to know what's going on at Canon slide my friend but burning bibles is not the answer maybe a good flogging in a very public place would services but please do not judge the bible on a dick heads actions the hand
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

the hand wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote: I find it odd that comments are open regarding bible burning but not the alledged filthy, acrid stench of paedophilia oozing out of the classrooms and corridors of Canon Slade School. Why is that? Why can the public not give their opinion I wonder? It's the pupils themselves that feel this, tarred with the same filth, having to wear that uniform in public now synonymous with the disgusting whiff of paedophilia and the double standards of the religious. Yet stupid christians will continue to send their unfortunate children there, faith stronger than welfare. I am lucky that my kids will never wear that uniform, they're lucky too. Stupid christians, holier than thou, better than everyone else, god is love - it's just unfortunate where that "love" is focused. Burn every bible possible whenever possible.
I don't profess to know what's going on at Canon slide my friend but burning bibles is not the answer maybe a good flogging in a very public place would services but please do not judge the bible on a dick heads actions
I'm quite sure a good flogging would be welcomed by christians at Canon Slade or elsewhere . . .
[quote][p][bold]the hand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: I find it odd that comments are open regarding bible burning but not the alledged filthy, acrid stench of paedophilia oozing out of the classrooms and corridors of Canon Slade School. Why is that? Why can the public not give their opinion I wonder? It's the pupils themselves that feel this, tarred with the same filth, having to wear that uniform in public now synonymous with the disgusting whiff of paedophilia and the double standards of the religious. Yet stupid christians will continue to send their unfortunate children there, faith stronger than welfare. I am lucky that my kids will never wear that uniform, they're lucky too. Stupid christians, holier than thou, better than everyone else, god is love - it's just unfortunate where that "love" is focused. Burn every bible possible whenever possible.[/p][/quote]I don't profess to know what's going on at Canon slide my friend but burning bibles is not the answer maybe a good flogging in a very public place would services but please do not judge the bible on a dick heads actions[/p][/quote]I'm quite sure a good flogging would be welcomed by christians at Canon Slade or elsewhere . . . Don Kiddick
  • Score: -5

1:19pm Tue 10 Jun 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

As previously stated. If it was a certain faiths holy book then it will probably make front page national news! This is surely a hate crime against Christians?!
As previously stated. If it was a certain faiths holy book then it will probably make front page national news! This is surely a hate crime against Christians?! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 2

1:23pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

Yeh, at least good old christians never persecuted anyone . . . eh . . .
Yeh, at least good old christians never persecuted anyone . . . eh . . . Don Kiddick
  • Score: -5

12:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

aardwolf says...

While some muppets are having a go at various religions no-one has spotted that there's a very irate 10' wizard knocking about...
While some muppets are having a go at various religions no-one has spotted that there's a very irate 10' wizard knocking about... aardwolf
  • Score: 9

12:53pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

aardwolf wrote:
While some muppets are having a go at various religions no-one has spotted that there's a very irate 10' wizard knocking about...
Looks like there's a few wizards sleeves in the photos though . . .
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: While some muppets are having a go at various religions no-one has spotted that there's a very irate 10' wizard knocking about...[/p][/quote]Looks like there's a few wizards sleeves in the photos though . . . Don Kiddick
  • Score: -1

12:49pm Thu 12 Jun 14

The Amazing Shrinking Brain says...

You can make your own tea-light holders by saving up your empty coffee/jam jars, and painting them bright colours (Hey! Why not get the kids to help you?) They look fantastic on a balmy summers evening sitting in the garden with a nice glass of white and good company!

P.s Muslims must have done it.
You can make your own tea-light holders by saving up your empty coffee/jam jars, and painting them bright colours (Hey! Why not get the kids to help you?) They look fantastic on a balmy summers evening sitting in the garden with a nice glass of white and good company! P.s Muslims must have done it. The Amazing Shrinking Brain
  • Score: 2

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