Atheists Fight Againt The Cross

For Christians a cross is a symbol of God or specifically of Jesus Christ. So, for non-believers it should have no meaning at all. But, it is not how it is seen in Texas where atheists see the sign of cross as offensive.

Therefore, in Texas an atheist group called Freedom From Religion Foundation based in Wisconsin seeks removal of a 12-foot cross from a Swenson Park. It claims that its presence violates the US Constitution.

This organisation sent its first letter in 2016 to the mayor Spur and again in October 2016. It says: “The government’s permanent display of a Latin cross on public land is unconstitutional,” the first letter read. “The display of this patently religious symbol on public property confers government endorsement of Christianity, a blatant violation of the Establishment Clause.”

Moreover, the FFRF argues that atheists living in this area feel like outsiders because of this cross. However, most people from this community say that presence of this cross brings them hope and comfort.
I can look right up and see the cross and I know God’s watching me. So I know I’m ok,” Polly Daza told KCBD-TV, adding, “We feel secure with the cross here. It’s part of Spur; it’s part of us.”

Nevertheless, in December 2016 the organisation said that they will send another letter to the relevant authorities to convince them that presence of the cross in a public park is illegal.
But, President John Adams declared on March 23, 1798, just 11 years after the signing of the U.S. Constitution, “[T]he safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety without which social happiness can not exist nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed.”

Atheists should respect the fact that others believe in Jesus Christ and they want the cross to be there. Getting rid of all signs of Christianity from public places is not necessary because these signs are not offensive.

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