Thursday, July 28, 2011

Atheists Sue To Prevent WTC Memorial Cross Display

This morning, I read a post over at The Blaze: Atheists Sue to Stop Display of Cross at World Trade Center Memorial.


A group of atheists is up in arms over the display of a cross at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The World Trade Center memorial, which is intended to serve as a reminder of the tragic terror attack that occurred nearly 10 years ago, is scheduled to open on the event’s 10th anniversary.

(Read what Meredith Jessup has to say about this legal challenge over on the blog.)

When the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, two beams perfectly formed the cross, which many view as both symbolic and iconic. It is this object — a steel cross — that is perfect fodder for atheists and non-believers who do not wish to see any religious items included in the memorial.

Continue reading here.

It is interesting to read the various comments over there. Please view the video (at The Blaze link above) of the blessing of the cross, then you will understand my comment better.

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 10:38am
I would expect Mayor Bloombutt to sign the complaint, but Gov. Chris Christie? What a huge disappointment! Christie has lost my respect. During the video, the brother read a letter where someone claims that “we all worship the same God,” and that includes Muslims. Well sorry – but that statement is incorrect. Of course, the writer has the right to say and believe what he/she wants. But it doesn’t make it true. Read my essay about this at Talk Wisdom:   Why Muslims Don’t Worship the Same God as Christians.

How ironic it is to realize that Bloomberg approves of the 9/11 mosque being built, but objects to the display of this cross at the memorial! Unequivocal bias anyone?? Muslims and atheists probably have more in common because both obviously worship a different kind of god – a humanistic one.

Hat Tip: The Blaze


In other news - The Blaze: McCain References TEA Party Hobbits on Senate Floor

I saw the RINO progressive try to distance himself from his own remarks on Hannity last night. Fat chance! Hannity wasn't fooled and neither are GENUINE CONSERVATIVES! I heard that Sharron Angle stated that McCain just "through her and his former running mate, Sarah Palin under the bus."

The thing that this debt crisis debate is bringing out for all to see is just who in the Republican party are genuine Conservatives that support the principles and values of what the TEA Party Patriots are trying to do to correct the corruption and stop the out-of-control spending in Washington D.C. Was McCain blind to the results of the 2010 mid-term election? Ah! It grieves me to see him do this.

But one comment over at The Blaze jumped out at me. It actually makes McCain look quite foolish on this issue:

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 8:47pm
He obviously hasn’t read the Tolkien series, because if he had, he would know that the Hobbits were the only ones with any courage, and that they persevered in the face of all sorts of evils, betrayers, and nay-sayers, and eventually brought down the most powerful evil empire in existence that, if they had not destroyed it, would have conquered the whole of middle earth.

Obviously, McCain has no concept of “courage” or “principle”.

1 comment:

GMpilot said...

As usual, hostess, you got your points wrong. So does Ms. Jessup.
Have you ever seen a building under construction? All those beams and girders form crosses if you cut them off at the right places; it happens that it's a very solid, practical way to frame a building. Since more than a few men-o'-God claim that the 9-11 attack was God's judgment on America, it's weird that the ruin of one building seems to indicate otherwise.
Why did these two pieces of steel have to be 'blessed'? Wasn't it about 35 years too late for that?

Someone once wrote that Christians and Muslims don't worship the same god. Of course, the writer has the right to say and believe what he/she wants. But it doesn’t make it true.
Christians and Muslims worship a very similar god, distorted through the lens of time and culture. Both claim Abraham as their founder—as do the Jews, who don't worship the exact same god as either of the others do. All of them have certain rules, perform certain ceremonies, seek or avoid certain things, and make certain noises that they believe will appeal to the god they are worshiping. Atheists, OTOH, don't worship a 'humanistic' god any more than you claim Muslims do. In fact, atheists don't worship any god at all, because they have no cause to believe such things exist.

I'm waiting to see the TEA Party Hobbits going to march on Mordor-on-the Potomac!