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What do you think of this? 9-11, Atheists, Christians.

Anonymous
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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.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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crescentstar2
by Anne on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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I get tired of the atheist Christian debate. Think both sides can go to far. Le sigh
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Maks1mommy
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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It's a metal beam in the shape of a cross... It's not like they put a Jesus statue out there....
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Heather_the_Mom
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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I don't see an issue with it.  And, quite frankly, I don't see why Athiests find it offensive.  If you do not believe in a higher power, why do you care?  No one is trying to inflict their beliefs on you with this cross... Some see it as art, others see it as a sign that God is real, and others just see a hunk of metal... I don't get it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

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....


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM
As a christian I agree with op, it should be viewd as art. A peice of something tragic to be rememberd. crosses are everywhere in our society. Should we re-design everything that may look like one? Telephone poles, the small letter "t" etc?
thefiregoddess
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM
We already debated this.
So...
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thefiregoddess
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Can you link to an article that outlines the lawsuit? I'd be interested in the reasoning. Why waste money on a lawsuit for that? And I'm an atheist.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM
If it's public land, it shouldn't be there. End of story.
tessamalk
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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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?

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