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At cross purposes with nonbelievers

What is it with atheists and symbols of faith—particularly, it seems, symbols of Christianity?
Not content with their ongoing crusade — one abetted by the ACLU — to ban Nativity scenes from every piece of public property, some atheists last December spent good money, money that could have been used to feed the hungry or, for some other act of Christian or non-Christian charity, to post a huge billboard outside the Lincoln Tunnel.
“You know it’s a myth,” read the sign, referring to Christmas.
If we already know that, why the need to tell us?
In fact, why the need to continually confront people of faith? If we are as misguided as the atheists say, they should have pity on us and leave us alone to stumble blindly through our lives of delusion.
But no. They’re always looking for a fight.
The latest is over the Ground Zero cross.
Last week, that cross, formed by two steel beams of the World Trade Center, was returned to the site of the 9/11 attacks to become part of the 9/11 Museum.
The beams in the shape of a cross had been found in the mountain of wreckage during recovery operations and stood for months at Ground Zero as a symbol of hope to those who labored there. Not all of whom were Christian.
It was, and is, one of the iconic images of the tragedy and the aftermath, and as such deserves its place in the museum.
But a group called American Athiests is suing to have it removed. Apparently, their sensitivities are offended.
According to a statement issued by the organization’s president: “The World Trade Center cross has become a Christian [our capitalization] 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.”
Don’t know about you, but I feel sorry for a guy who thinks like that. I will say a prayer for him.
In any case, American Atheists say the inclusion of the cross in the museum is unconstitutional. If the cross stays, then all faiths, and no faith, must be equally represented.
I have no problem with that. But it does present a quandary.
Atheists don’t believe in anything, so how to represent them in the 9/11 museum?
Obviously, by absolutely NOTHING.
— Karen Zautyk

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