Once again, American Atheists made the news. This time they're filling a stupid lawsuit againt the creators of the World Trade Center Memorial over its inclusion of religious artifacts, most notably a support beam that is shaped like a Christian cross.
According to Dave Silverman, a spokesperson for American Atheists:
"The Christian community found a piece of rubble that looked like an icon and they deified it. But really 9/11 had nothing to do with Christianity,....They want a monopoly and we don't want that to happen."
Monopoly on what, Mr. Silverman? Are you sore because there were no atomic symbols found in the wreckage? Or is American Atheists jealous because they produce nothing that offers reassurance or hope to hurting people?
The real reason for this tomfoolery by this very vocal, hatemongering group:
Jane Everhart, who is part of the atheist's suit, derided the cross as nothing more than "ugly piece of wreckage" that "does not represent anything … but horror and death."
Gee Ms. Everheart, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How do you think the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who the U.S. nuked to end WWII, would feel about having your little atom splayed all over their city? You guys don't hold any higher moral ground just because your logo is found on the helmet of cartoon superhero Atom Ant.
The story mentioned:
The atheist group said that they have contacted the 9/11 Memorial and Museum requesting to display their own atheistic memorial next to the steel-shaped cross, possibly in the form of an atom or an American flag, to represent the "500 non-religious Americans" who were "among the victims of the 9/11 attack."
NEWS FLASH: non-religious doesn't atheistic. Not being church or synagogue members didn't make these people non-believers. Who are American Atheists to decide that an atom is a more suitable symbol to honor them, when they didn't personally know these people?
Here's an idea, atheists: take that money you waste filing these stupid lawsuits and give it to charity. That will make a greater impact on society and improve your public image.
Surprise us, Atheists. It would do everybody some good.