Ten years ago on September 11, the most devastating act of terrorism on American soil took place when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. When the rubble fell to the ground, two steel beams remained, and they formed the shape of a cross.
Some would call this a reminder from God – that he endures through tragedy, and that he is with us through all circumstances. However, one group – The American Atheists – have filed a lawsuit saying that the “the 9/11 Cross” should not be included in a Memorial being constructed on the site of the incident. They say it is unconstitutional and represents a “mingling of church and state.” If no other religions or philosophies are represented in the memorial, then they want the cross removed.
The group’s president, Dave Silverman, issued this statement: "The WTC cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their god, who couldn't be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name, cared only enough to bestow upon us some rubble that resembles a cross.”
This cross was not man-made – the beams fell into this position, and the resulting cross has become a symbol of hope for many people. We support the inclusion of this cross in the Memorialand Museum being constructed at the site, and we plan to help in the legal battle in whatever way we can.
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