March 11, 2014

Who is their PR guy?

The American Atheists are trying to have the 17 foot steel I beam cross found in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11 removed from the 9/11 Museum on the grounds that the museum is leasing space from the government and the cross is an inherent endorsement of Christianity over other religious options.
I see their point, but this is a bad fight as far as public relations go. I'm all for removing overt signs of Christianity from government in general. But the cross from Ground Zero? Let it go, guys. Seriously. As Stephen Colbert said, "I know you don't believe God can hear you, but you realize the rest of us can, right?" Most of this country already thinks pretty poorly of atheists as evidenced by a Gallup poll showing that a generic Muslim has a better chance of winning the Presidency than an atheist. There is a better way to bring awareness to a cause than this.

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