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Banning Crosses, Erasing History

Jim1831 Wrote: May 16, 2012 12:19 PM
These self-proclaimed atheists are any thing but atheists. The plain truth is that they use the name "atheist" as their religion. Why else would they be fighting so hard to convert everybody else to their beliefs? A true atheist dosen't care WHAT anyone else believes.
Dean197 Wrote: May 16, 2012 3:11 PM
I don't care what you believe. I do care if you hijack government funds for your religious expressions or use government property in a way that implies it favors your religion over others or no religion.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: May 16, 2012 2:34 PM
I'm a non-Mormon, but not an anti-Mormon. I don't spend even an idle minute trying to expunge the LDS church from the landscape. There's a big gulf between atheists -- non-theists, those who simply don't believe in God -- and anti-theists, those who try to stamp out theism or at least its outward expression. Most of the atheists you hear a lot about are anti-theists.
George257 Wrote: May 16, 2012 2:56 PM
Precisely, Matt. And the atheists seem to be becoming more malicious.
Dean197 Wrote: May 16, 2012 3:11 PM
We know you want it to be about outward expressions of religiosity instead of being about using the government to promote your religion...but it isn't.
rickmcq Wrote: May 16, 2012 3:21 PM
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

How does moving that Recovered Beam back where it was found violate that?
Matt in N.C. Wrote: May 16, 2012 3:24 PM
Sigh. Where to begin? The Catholic Church is bigger than the United States government. It's bigger than the United States. It's bigger than Islam. It's the biggest single religious community in the world. I don't need the government to promote my religion. But I insist that the government observe the Constitution and refrain from abridging the free exercise thereof. Get it now? Didn't think so.
Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: May 16, 2012 6:38 PM
uh, you are wrong. In the WORLD Christians as a whole (including Protestant and Catholic together) is about 33%. Islam is about 21% and non-religious is about 16%

A simmering controversy surrounding the "Ground Zero Cross" exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it's not Christian conservatives who normally start these bitter disputes. It's more often atheist activists who seek to alter the long-standing status quo by scrubbing the landscape of the most visible signs of the nation's religious heritage.

American Atheists, an organization representing the civil liberties of agnostics, filed suit in 2011 to block display of the Ground Zero Cross anywhere on the grounds of the new memorial museum planned for the World Trade Center site....