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    "As a public accommodation, the memorial must allow us (and all other religious philosophies) to include our own display of equal size inside the museum, or not include the cross. Equality is an all-or-nothing deal," Silverman said in a statement.

    Personally I don't really care, but I don't see the issue with allowing for equal sized memorials for all religious and non-religious beliefs in the museum. Everyone should be allowed to pay their respects in the best way they can in accordance with their beliefs or non-beliefs, especially since people of all religious and non-religious backgrounds died on that horible day.
     
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    Why do you suppose that atheists spend so much time worrying about things they don't believe in? Seems like they would find better things to do with their time...
     
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    The Cross was there at the beginning of the Towers, when it was constructed and was the only intact thing among the rubble
    Atheists want to get rid of a miracle. They also want to get rid of a comfort for the majority. Once again it's minority rule over the majority.

    According to museum organizers, construction worker Frank Silecchia discovered the 17-foot-tall cross in the vicinity of 6 World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks. Since then, the cross, the only thing left standing amid the rubble, has become an icon of hope and comfort for many New Yorkers.
     
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    They want to shut up all public representation of Christianity.
     
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    From government? Yes, that's what the Constitution says.



    I don't care if the sidewalks are covered all day with individuals praying and holding crosses though.
     
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    Yep and it should be left up, and other religions should be able to put up a symbol for their beliefs and non-believers should be able to put up a secular type of adornment.

    Do you have a problem with memorials provided by other religions with their symbols posted with the cross?
     
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    No it doesn't , there is nothing in the constitution that says separation of church and state. That was a biased court decision.
     
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    Non religious beliefs? Seems to me if a person isn't religious then a religious symbol would mean absolutely nothing to them. But somehow the non religious believers are threatened by those that do believe in religion.
     
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    The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

    Government promoting christianity sounds an awful lot like that to me.

    But again this issue doesn't matter much to me, whichever side wins the court case is inconsequential to me.

    You didn't answer my question about whether or not you'd be ok with equal religious representation in the form of a memorial. If you're in the process of it by responding to my other post, my apologies for my impatience.
     

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