September 11 Cross and Dumb People

After the September 11 terrorist attack, a cross from building wreckage was unearthed at Ground Zero.


Upon the completion of the new September 11 museum at Ground Zero, this cross was displayed.

Outraged atheists sued to have the cross removed, claiming that plaintiffs in the case:

“suffered, are suffering, and will continue to suffer damages, both physical and emotional, from the existence of the challenged cross … dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish from the knowledge that they are made to feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack and the lack of acknowledgement of the more than 1,000 non-Christian individuals who were killed at the World Trade Center.”

A court recently ruled against the atheist group and said the cross could remain on display.

I have two main responses to this story.

1) The idea that a cross can give you headaches seems quite trivial and disrespectful in light of 3,000 people dying. Really? A cross is causing you pain?

2) The fact that cross beams of a skyscraper look like a cross means absolutely nothing. This is not God speaking to us. It’s similar to people seeing the Virgin Mary or Jesus in their toast. It’s called “coincidence.”

If a bent piece of metal gives you hope, you’ve got bigger problems than you realize. You need Christ, not a cross made of metal.

So in conclusion, it is my opinion that most atheists are as dumb as most Christians, just for different reasons.

2 thoughts on “September 11 Cross and Dumb People”

  1. Talking about coincidence, do you believe that God lets some things just happen. In other words, that He doesn’t micromanage the universe? How far would you take it? (Sincere question)

  2. Lots of things happen that are not God’s will. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” makes that clear. The idea of God making every single atom in the universe do what He wants it to do is not a biblical concept, although widely held by Calvinist philosophers amongst us. God has permitted free will to His creation, including free will to Satan who uses that will to mess with people and other parts of creation. Satan is the prince of the power of the air, the god of this age. I will not blame all evil on God.

    As far as every day events, I have no idea what God allowed and what He didn’t allow. The Bible does not make this clear. Since He did not reveal the ins and outs of what He does and what creation is doing, I tend not to worry about it and just take my God-commanded responsibilities as seriously as possible.

    Although I don’t know this for sure, I do hope that God has better things to do with His time and power than make images of Himself on toast.

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