An atheist friend of mine posted this on Facebook saying that she didn't agree with the FFRF trying to get this cross taken down. As a veteran and an atheist, I tend to agree for a couple reasons. First, I see it as simply a memorial to a fallen soldier and no more no less. Secondly, and maybe more importantly, this cross has been there for years and years. Why waste taxpayers dollars on the legal fight... I don't see it hurting anything.. Thoughts?
Who are you responding to here? Please use the reply button under what you are replying to OR at least an @so-and-so. At least then we'll know who you are agreeing with.
You Stephen, and I did hit the reply button. Wasn't working, and the reply disappeared, which is why I answered twice.
I was confused at you questioning me, what didn't you understand?
But xians think it is - that is the point - they think they have free rein, and get very upset when they are questioned. It is the arrogance of religions that upset me.
Your comment appears to be intended as a response to someone's post. Whose?
The erection of these structures is in effect subliminal advertising. It serves as a form of subconscious reinforcement that you live in an environment where the religion of choice is a christian one. To allow these structures to remain only helps perpetuate the myth of Jesus and his reason for dying. Public property has to remain a fortress for secular freedom. Whether an inscription of the Ten Commandments or a scene of the nativity ALL religious displays have no place on public property. To permit religious structures to remain is in effect allowing discrimination to survive and persist.
As a soldier and an Atheist, I would be pissed if someone tried to put a cross in memorial to me. My id tags say "non-denom" for a reason.
With all due respect, no, you wouldn't - you'd be dead, and the dead don't get pissed.
I knew that, just kibitzing --
I know what you mean about figures of speech. I almost wrote "... I'll be damned if..." earlier on this thread and I thought about it and substituted a scenario of being boiled alive in raw sewage.