Atheists’ and Muslims’ Cross to Bear

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)

While America mourned the 11th anniversary of the Islamic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, atheist radicals were throwing fuel on the fire. While millions were praying for the friends and families of precious souls lost, self-styled “progressives” were preying upon the most significant symbol of hope to which many of the grieving clung.

The 17-foot steel-beam cross, found amid the rubble of the once towering World Trade Center, is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the American Atheists Foundation. While nearly the entire 9/11 memorial site remains purely secular in nature, these secular absolutists complain of unequal representation. Such a bizarre measure of inequality could arise solely in the blinded mind of a “free-thinking” relativist.

Fortunately, these Christ-hating heathens don’t have a legal leg upon which to be hopping mad. In cases like Abington v. Schempp, the U.S. Supreme Court has noted repeatedly that “religion has been closely identified with our history and government.”

In fact, the high court ruled explicitly in Lynch v. Donnelly that religious elements within a larger government display are perfectly constitutional where both a religious and a “secular purpose” are represented. There could be no better example than the case at hand.

The relic cross was dedicated to the World Trade Center Memorial. Workers, volunteers, indeed most of America, saw it as a profound symbol of hope after it was discovered amongst the debris. The cross, which many believe miraculous, brought tremendous comfort to those who lost loved ones in the cowardly, Islamo-fascist attacks.

American Atheists’ complaint reads like a bad joke. The group’s president, David Silverman, insists that he and his fellow God-deniers are experiencing debilitating physical reactions from simply witnessing the rubble cross. Such reactions allegedly include “inter alia, dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish.”

These materialist martyrs complain that the cross makes them “feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack.” (Well, cry me a river, princess. Suck it up and go see the school nurse.)

To be sure, our atheist flowers – like other living dead – are evidently so insecure in their lack of faith that the mere glimpse of a cross provokes a hiss, a dramatic cape-whirl-twirl and an abrupt retreat to the cold sanctuary of moonlit coffin (or Starbucks; whichever has Wi-Fi).

Am I trying to vilify David Silverman and his anti-Christian American Atheists? Not at all. I’d no sooner try to “milkify” milk. Actions define character. It’s at once both refreshing and instructive to see the godless left cast off its Apollyon mask.

Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel civil-rights firm, said of the case: “Atheist groups would like to see a total collapse of the free exercise of religion in America. The cross is a symbol of hope amidst the total destruction at Ground Zero. The lawsuit is further evidence of the war on Christianity in America. The 9/11 cross survived the terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, and it will survive the cultural attack by radical secularists.”

Indeed, radical secularists’ war on Christianity has reached biblical proportions. We saw it on full display at the Democratic National Convention. It was surreal. There, thousands of Democrats, with a unified voice, denied God three times and then booed His inclusion after shell-shocked party officials rammed Him back into the platform – this, despite an obviously failed voice vote. (The democratic process and the Democratic Party: Neither the twain shall meet.)

The uncanny symbolism was not lost on Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND: “It’s reminiscent of the denials of Jesus by Simon Peter on the day He was arrested for a sham trial before the Sanhedrin,” he wrote. “I didn’t hear a cock crow at the Democratic convention, unless you count Bill Clinton’s speech.”

Benjamin Franklin once observed, “If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?”

We know what we’d be. We’re becoming it.

Yes, liberals’ desperate attempts to secularize America and eradicate her rich, Judeo-Christian heritage must be vigorously combatted. The left’s militant crusade to exorcise public recognition of God must not go unchallenged.

As Muslim radicals’ conduct murderous assaults on U.S. embassies around the world, secularist radicals are no less determined to kill freedom. There is, you see, a tie that binds. Both groups hate – with a visceral, all-consuming kind of hatred – the one true God. They hate all things Judeo-Christian.

But they also share a common goal. God-deniers want to destroy the America of our founding – the America of which George Washington said in his inaugural address: “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”

Millions of Muslims, on the other hand, simply want to destroy America.

Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WQCZCSOMTXCTCIKAOI2ZBFO27Y GregS

    Excellent article! Excellent comments!

  • Dave

    Why would anyone in their right mind choose to be sick?
    Does the cross at ground zero really make them sick?
    If this is true, why would you go there?
    If something makes me sick, I avoid it.

    • jpcec

      It makes far too much sense to avoid the things which offend you. Beside that, what would the ACLU and their ilk do if they couldn't pitch a fit about any and everything American? I know exactly what I'd like for them to do but cannot say it on a public forum...

  • Greg137

    The liberals all belongf to the church of statism where government becomes a god to dictate every facet of life... Liberals hate America as a nation of faith, and so do muslims..
    Both rely on law to abolish the one true God from all facets of life.. To know that Islam depends on the five pillars of Islam and that a muslim prays five times a day is a tribute to the Five points on the pentagram.. If athiests were true athiests they would not try to silence Christians, and they would not care about anyone who believes in God... They would not target Christians only! If athiests were true athiests they would not be such vigilant enforceres of sharia... They are guided by the same hatered as islam... The source of that hatered is Satan... They both follow Satan and they are progressive in their advance to destroy liberty... Obama is their priest, satan is their god, and we need to get rid of them both...

  • mogul264

    What, seeing the cross causes anguish and suffering by atheists??!! Does anyone feel a little deja vieux, or whatever you call it? Have they been watching too many Dracula movies? Or, are they really vampires? After all, this, supposedly, is what vampires fear: having a cross near them! Should we get out our steel collars, wooden stakes, garlic, etc, just in case? Just asking............!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H5KPH7C2PCZ5VA7SSKGTRJTJWQ Robert

    The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob already knows the plans of the devil and if the American people will open their eyes and ears He will guide them into all truth, and protect them from any destruction. There is only one God all other spiritual beings try to imitate the true living God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. If there is confusion, fear or deception its not our heavenly Father. The word says He is a God of peace and rest and He can not lie. Are you looking for these qualities.
    It may be the muslim movement that destroys America but it will only be because you were unwilling to serve the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. The only God who wants you safe from all destruction of the devil. The only God who will keep you safe if you serve Him with all your heart.
    America is fighting something bigger than Muslims. America is fighting spiritual wickedness in high places. And Jesus gave us authority over this wickedness before He ascended on high. Look in your bible in the book of Ezekiel and Daniel ie.
    Luke 10:19-20(ASV) Jesus Said:
    Behold, I have
    given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
    of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you. Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject
    unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
    He also gave us the ability to pray.
    James 5:16(NKJV)
    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for
    one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a
    righteous man avails much. John Eckhardt has books that help with spiritual warfare and prayer. They my be found at Wal-Mart or internet.
    The enemy that America is faced with no rifle, pistle, knife or nuclear explosive, can defeat These spiritual beings are real and they aren't out of any movie you have seen. Much worse because they have you believing they don't exist through deception and your ability to believe they exist. And that is how America will be defeated if we don't wake up.
    The devil is a defeated foe, the only thing he can use against us is fear & deception, which come in many forms pornoghraphy, sexual immorality, murdering babies in the womb, lies, over whelming pride in yourself, etc. God who loves and wants to protect us from the destroyer who comes to steal, kill, and destroy through using our own thoughts, ideas, suggestion, images and desires against ourselves, making us think we can do things we only imagine we can do.
    Hey this is not a movie, soon we won't be able to just reach for the clicker and shut it off because it will be up in our faces and much worse than most of us can imagine.
    Whether you believe what is written here is up to you. Our free will determines who we serve, our future life style, and where we will spend eternity. Blessings...
    Ask the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob into your heart and He will bring peace into your life, and don't look back.

  • quipster

    atheist and muslims two peas in a pod, forgive me God but I hate both !!!!!!!!!!

  • Public_Citizen

    Here's a message for all of you atheists ~~Grow Up and Get Over It!~~.
    The "symptoms" you describe are what a 5 year old experiences when they don't get their way.
    Fact of Life Number One: The United States of America was founded by Men with a clear understanding of the soundness of the principles of law embodied in the Judeo-Christian system and teachings.
    Fact of Life Number Two: Most of THE ADULTS realize that these are sound principles for the co-operative functioning of a healthy society. You are going to see symbols, whether deliberate or accidental, that reference the religions that have grown out of these principles.
    Fact of Life Number Three: When enough of the rest of us have finally had enough and decide to adopt looser pays your temper tantrums and abuse of the legal system will get very expensive for you.