Atheists Go To Court To Prevent Cross at Ground Zero - Page 2
The atheists suggested a secular monument in its place, such as a fireman pulling a victim from the rubble. While that would be a nice addition to the memorial, it does not speak as clearly about what happened that day as that cross does. It is not just a symbol of a particular faith, no matter how much the faithful may wish it so. It is a symbol that became a driving force for the people that worked at Ground Zero, regardless of faith. That little piece of order helped them wade through the chaos. Christians manufactured a religious significance for this item, like they might with the burn pattern on a piece of toast. That does not lessen or render irrelevant any secular interpretation of that piece of steel. It is what it is, or whatever anyone makes of it. Requesting its removal, or the addition of something obviously secular is overkill. Atheists regularly call out the religious for attempting to use the state to protect their faith. Do atheists now need the government to protect their lack of faith?