This is an old news story, but something I just read today thanks to RegualLegna’s link:
there’s one showdown brewing that distinguishes itself from the rest — atheists’ demands that a cross found in the rubble following the September 11, 2001 attacks not be included in a museum that is being planned to commemorate the lives lost during the tragedy…. American Atheists (AA), a group working to advance the secular cause, has been leading the charge against the Ground Zero cross since July 2011, when the organization first filed suit against it.
The organization’s complaint reads, in part:
The plaintiffs, and each of them, have suffered, are suffering, and will continue to suffer damages, both physical and emotional, from the existence of the challenged cross. Named plaintiffs have suffered, inter alia, dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish from the knowledge that they are made to feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack and the lack of acknowledgement of the more than 1,000 non- Christian individuals who were killed at the World Trade Center.
So the thought of including the 911 cross in the 911 Memorial caused these atheist activists to suffer dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish.
Okay, this is not a one time thing, as atheist activists seem to have a track record of suffering psychologically from viewing religious symbols. It would seem to me there are only two possible explanations for this.
- Atheist activists are psychologically fragile and delicate. Extremely so.
- Someone is not telling the truth about all that psychological damage.
I can’t think of a third explanation.