Atheist group sues over cross at 9/11 memorial

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    You're a day or Two late on this.

    But no, they are not fucking kidding you.

    But

    Some church took it and is planning on setting it up.

    I don't know what's funnier. The atheist getting all bent outta shape over some crossed i-beams or the christians thinking gods hand lead the fall of the buildings to create it.
     
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    As an atheist....I think they are a bunch of assholes

    Its not like they built and erected a cross. It occured naturally in the rubble
     
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    how retarded that we have an association for atheists.

    but i don't see why other memorials/faiths can't be represented. i think that's reasonable - and in today's climate, called for.
     
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    This reminds me of yesterday, when Judah asked me if he should wear a kippah to a church for my cousin's funeral. (He only wears them for services - home or in shul.)


    I responded, "Well, kiddo, prayer is prayer, eh?"

    "Good point!"
     
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    These atheist folk sure get upset over something they don't even believe in. Why bother? Seems like they would have better things to do with their time. If God, the cross, and all other things of a religious nature are so meaningless, why spend the time to make a fuss? Get a life.
     
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    According to the article, there are also some Jews and a Lutheran that are upset about it.

    Why not just put the symbol for the religion of each person that died instead of being so divisive?
     
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    I'm sure if they found some twisted metal that looked like the Star of David, it would have been in there.
     
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    Because the falling steel didn't form a star of david, or a buddha, or a crescent. It formed this, and people saw it as a symbol of the events that day.

    How does allowing this on the grounds of a place that isn't even government controlled (it is controlled by a non profit, the area is run by an agency) create the establishment of a religion by the government?
     

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