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  • Atheist Group Files Lawsuit Against Display of WTC Cross at 9/11 Memorial

    A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit claiming the display of the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan is unconstitutional, calling it a "mingling of church and state." The American Atheists, which advocates an "absolute separation" of government and religion, filed the lawsuit Monday to stop the display of the cross, arguing that it should not be included if "no other religions or philosophies will be honored," according to a statement on the group's website. The cross, which consists of two intersecting steel beams that were found intact in the rubble at Ground Zero, was initially constructed on a side of a church in lower Manhattan. The cross was then placed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum during a ceremony over the weekend. "The WTC cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their god, who couldn't be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name, cared only enough to bestow upon us some rubble that resembles a cross," the group's president, Dave Silverman, said in a press release. "It's a truly ridiculous assertion." But museum organizers say the cross, which is a symbol of hope for many, should have a place at the memorial. The cross is "an important part of our commitment to bring back the authentic physical reminders that tell the history of 9/11 in a way nothing else could," 9/11 Memorial president Joe Daniels said Saturday, the Christian Post reports."Its return is a symbol of the progress on the Memorial and Museum that we feel rather than see, reminding us that commemoration is at the heart of our mission," Daniels reportedly said.
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    Yup- some people will do ANYTHING for attention... No matter who or how many they offend. BTW, it's a memorial to a tragedy- NOT a government institution- get over yourselves, *****hats.

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    • #3
      If these atheists would stop and think how many heroes are buried under crosses so they can express thier views. We are allowed our own believes. The brotherhood should be allowed to Rember our own the way we see fit.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nozzle nut 22 View Post
        Yup- some people will do ANYTHING for attention... No matter who or how many they offend. BTW, it's a memorial to a tragedy- NOT a government institution- get over yourselves, *****hats.
        Kinda like the Westboro Baptist Church?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by John R. Lefler Sr. View Post
          If these atheists would stop and think how many heroes are buried under crosses so they can express thier views. We are allowed our own believes. The brotherhood should be allowed to Rember our own the way we see fit.
          Amen Brother. Hit the nail right on the head.
          Nothing is as unimpressive as someone who is unwilling to learn.

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            • #7
              Damm....I'm a freaking atheist. Why can't these fools just shut up and keep walking or not look? I'm like that Tecumseh poem read at the end of Act of Valor.

              "Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours."

              Not hard to do.
              They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.

              I'm not saying you're stupid. I'm saying you have bad luck when it comes to thinking.

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