Should Atheists Fight The World Trade Center Cross?Posted by Phil Ferguson on September 12th, 2012 – 11 Comments – Posted in Uncategorized
11 years ago America was attacked and over 3,000 people died. Two new towers of steel and glass rise from the heart of New York City. People wanted a place to reflect on that terrible day and a billion dollars was budgeted for a memorial and museum. The memorial is wonderful but the museum is still a work in process.
One of the pieces that is going into the museum is this piece of steel.
This CNN photo show Brian Jordan doing a magic spell on the metal.
American Atheists is suing to stop the cross. The memorial is for everyone and paid for by the tax payers – should there be a cross?
“It is important that it not be displayed to the exclusion of everyone else,” said David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, which first filed suit in July 2011. “This case is about inclusion, it is not about the elimination of religion, it is about the inclusion of everyone.”
Some have said that it is a symbol of the events that occurred it is not about christianity. The museum said that it is…
an item with historical, cultural or artistic significance…
What do you think? Is it artistic, a symbol of hope or just two pieces of metal? David Silverman has his position….
“The argument that this is not a religious symbol is asinine and arrogant…”
“They want 9/11 to appear to be an attack on Christianity, and it was not.”
Mr. Jordan (shown in photo above) thinks it is a cross and a religious symbol and it should be put in the museum.
“After a 10-year journey of faith, the World Trade Center Cross has finally found its home,” Jordan said in a statement at the time.
What is a “journey of faith”?
So, is this a good fight to pick or should we let them have this prize and just move on?