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What do you think of this? 9-11, Atheists, Christians.
by Anonymous
August 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM

As a non-religious person, I view this as art, albeit Christian in nature. I don't understand how it is offensive to Atheists, as a piece of art. Interesting debate, weigh in.

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  • Maks1mommy
    August 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    Not really.. It's something they found in the rubble...
    I just don't understand why everybody gets offend about everything... Seriously.
    Some just need to learn how to control their emotions.


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Would that have made a difference though? They're both symbolic of Christianity.

    Quoting Maks1mommy:

    It's a metal beam in the shape of a cross... It's not like they put a Jesus statue out there....



  • UgtaBkdnMe
    August 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    I don't care. There are crazies in every group.

  • Anonymous 5
    by Anonymous 5
    August 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    The issue is it was a support beam made to look like a cross. It's not like the explosion made perfect laser cuts.

  • Anonymous 6
    by Anonymous 6
    August 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM
    I think the whole thing is a big joke the goverment killed off thousands and now wants to say see we are makeing up for it by putting this stuff up!
  • miss_lisa
    August 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    Many museums are run by the government and have religious pieces in them. If the piece is a part of the history that museum is representing it belongs there regardless of any religious significance.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    If it's public land, it shouldn't be there. End of story.
  • kellysparkles
    August 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    As an atheist, I find this just boring lol.

    9/11, however, is something that I still get overly emotional about to this day.  I don't get offended and ask people to take off their cross necklaces when I am in the same room as them.  If people find solace in this, then so be it. 

  • brettsmomma
    August 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    People should be able to view it thru their own eyes and make their determinations. I see it as artwork and a symbol for the Christian religion. I dont find it offensive. Im not a christian but I do believe in God. 

  • Mamaof3and1tobe
    August 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    This.


    Quoting tessamalk:

    I'm an atheist; I don't really care if the cross is there.

    But I do have to wonder, would the Christian community be defending the statue if it were a symbol of a different religion, or would they want that removed?


  • kaffedrikke
    August 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    One has freedom of not.freedom.from. I dont worship the cross but the ONE who.was ressurected. It's a cross. No one is forcing hommage to be paid, no one is making an atheist kiss it and drop money and flowers to it etc.
  • Anonymous 7
    by Anonymous 7
    August 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    Thought religion and government were supposed to be separate?


    Quoting miss_lisa:

    Many museums are run by the government and have religious pieces in them. If the piece is a part of the history that museum is representing it belongs there regardless of any religious significance.



    Quoting Anonymous:

    If it's public land, it shouldn't be there. End of story.

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