I just realised it only ever has me in it. I never choose photos with other people in them, even loved ones. Maybe it’s a subconscious fear that people looking to friend me won’t be able to find my page if I am blending in with other people in my pic. It certainly freaks me out when I go to look for someone and I can’t be sure if it’s them or not because there are four people in the picture and all of them look like the one I’m looking for.
I have a couple of things to say about this. First of all, the cross belongs in the museum in a way. The fact that it is a cross beam from the site itself gives it credence. However, the fact that so many people view it as a religious symbol, even if they are not even aware that that is how they view it, means it ultimately doesn’t belong. The all or none is a good idea, but it would not make any sense for other religions to have giant metal symbols made and throw it in just to off set the cross. Instead, they should be allowed to create a symbol the same size as the cross, but made artistically out of the scrap metal from ground zero. This would give the symbols the same level of historical value as the giant cross beams, and give the different religions a level playing ground with Christianity. Though, ultimately, since no other religious (or non-religous) symbol is as simple as the cross, I think the artistic creations would be more impressive and beautiful in the long run. My biggest question, though, is: if it truly isn’t a secular cross (which I agree- it isn’t), then why haven’t the American Atheists approached the minority religious communities to join together and take the stance against it? Doing so would show the case judge that the different communities do not want the Christian cross to symbolise their religion. So why haven’t they done this?
I was just diagnosed as a proso and this is me just thinking 'out loud' to figure some shit out. It has also sort of turned into an Atheist page as well, so expect a lot about my prosopag and atheism, and random thoughts as they skitter by