Thursday, 13 September 2012

Why Are Atheists Afraid of a Cross?

Atheists do not like this cross-shaped object. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

A group of American atheists are attempting to stop the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York from displaying a cross-shaped beam.

They see it as a religious symbol and as they are intolerant of all other ideologies except their own godless one, they are resorting to a lawsuit to get the offending beam from disturbing their peace of mind.

The beam was found by Frank Silecchia, who took part in clearing the rubble after 9/11, and it has been a symbol of hope.

However, atheists do not see the cross as a sign of hope. For them, it is foolishness – just like the apostle Paul wrote:

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.”

It’s an entirely different story for us:

But to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18, NIV).


Merica, Dan. 2012. Atheists continue battle against World Trade Center cross at memorial. CNN. (September 10th).