It is an insult to our activists that the most recognizable historical artifact from the most tragic event in U.S. history resembles the symbol of Christianity. The judge obviously wasn't aware that the most important tenet in our non-religious faith states that we are the only ones who can determine what "non-religious" means.
If the Ground Zero cross is not going to be removed, the next best thing would be to reserve an equal space for Nothing. This can be marked with extra room inside the surrounding fence and moving the cross off center to provide space for Nothing on the opposite side.
Other acceptable ways to show Nothing include blank canvases, jars containing air, or an empty display case. There must be a placard that states "Nothing," to let the viewers know they are looking at something that in no way, shape or form represents God.
Even though we at American Atheists, Inc. believe that matter comes from Nothing, we will be forced to fabricate our 9/11 symbol of Nothing out of something, whereas the Christians had their symbol conveniently formed by their God when the buildings fell. We always get the short end of the stick, and the judge's decision to throw out our lawsuit only adds insult to injury.
Since our belief in non-religion by default assigns all non-religious symbols to our faith, defining the Ground Zero Cross as "non-religious" effectively puts it among our symbols, which is absurd.
While the U.S. Constitution forbids the government to make laws governing religion, here we have a judge trying to regulate our non-religious belief in Nothing. This just shows how outmoded the Constitution is and how much we need to replace it with a new document that protects Nothing from regulation.
Militant American Atheists believe that the only way to achieve true religious liberty is to have the government issue a mandate that there is nothing to liberate. It goes without saying that freedom of religion also means freedom to prevent other people from having a religion, through lawsuits.
We vow to appeal this case until it reaches a progressive judge who will rule in our favor. Once that happens, Christians will also have Nothing to believe in. While Jesus may or may not have said, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above," we are confident the courts will find this statement to be false. The court's authority will be final, superseding that of any deity, imaginary or real.
Red SquareNow that we're on this issue, here's a relevant video of a Serbian thoughtcriminal grandma telling off a liberal journalist.
R.O.C.K. in the USSAAs a born-again, Spirit-filled, tongue-talking, devil-stomping, radically-saved Christian, I DEMAND THAT THIS SYMBOL BE DISPLAYED EVERYWHERE!!!Comrade R.O.C.K., let's not forget the bible clinging and gun toting! Fortunately we have a Leader with nothing in his head other than redistributing the something so that soon we all will have nothing.
Last year, a lower court rejected a lawsuit filed in 2011 by the New Jersey-based American Atheists that said the cross was an unconstitutional establishment of religion.Perhaps Kagin would be thrilled if more symbols were found in the rubble, forming a Coexist motif, with Nothing in place of one of the letters.
In his appeal, Kagin said his organization is seeking a similar object to be displayed at the museum, something like a plaque that would say “atheists died here, too.”
“We’re arguing for equal treatment in some way, whatever that might be,” Kagin said after the hearing.
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