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Banning Crosses, Erasing History

nawlins72 Wrote: May 16, 2012 6:57 PM
"Who's imposing on who? You know, it's strange who atheists or at least a significant amount portray themselves as those who are having views IMPOSED upon them." If such proclamations or symbols are on "public" property, then it is fair game in the political arena. Conservatives need to understand that "public" means government, not you, not the Founders, but the current State. It is a lie that "public" property is "ours". What is for "everyone" is really for no one, save the officials who make the rules.
Bob210 Wrote: May 16, 2012 8:51 PM
"... It is a lie that 'public' property is 'ours'. What is for 'everyone' is really for no one..."
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Truer words were never spoken (typed?). If we ALL "owned" public property, we'd each be able to sell our share. If you can't sell your share, it's not yours.
Guttermouth Wrote: May 16, 2012 8:10 PM
Are you so insecure in your religious beliefs that you need to constant public reminders as to your loyalty?

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....