Look I understand the disgust about the crossbeams. I actually agree that the whole "God is with us in this rubble" is offensive and another example of Christians turning a blind eye to how their god doesn't actually do anything.
David Silverman is being an asshole about it.
An atom David? Really?
I'm a hardcore atheist and I don't find comfort in a fuckdamned atom. I find comfort in humanity, human triumph over adversity. Our ability to realize when another is suffering.
So mentioning that, those Christians are suffering, we can't overlook their humanity in all of this. As humanists we should be better than that. Give them their fucking crossbeam. It won't burn you to look at it, you don't believe in their theology. It may be govt. funded (partially) but it came to mean some piece of comfort to them.
I am not saying we should tolerate religion either. We should continue to voice our disgust at the misbehavior of deists and theists. Letting up on their bigotry and illogical hatred is not an option.
Maybe I am wording this all wrong.
I'm anti-religion, but I still want to be compassionate to those assholes, even if they are saying some of the most hateful shit I have ever seen.