Dagger - as someone from one of those nasty libreal sponsored one-world-order propaganda films coming out of hollywood said "you have the right to remain silent. I would reccomend you exercise that right."
Granted a cross was an instrument of torture and death. The catholic cross even has a corpse on it. Whats your point? The significance of the cross is that it is also a promise that death can be conquered and life everlasting is available to those that choose that path. Now I am no bible thumber, I have a very healthy sense of skepticism toawrds organized religon, but in the case of 911 I think we deserve the ability to believe that those who were MURDERED in New York, Pensylvania and at the pentagon were all of God's people - jew, gentile, black, white, communist, or what ever, and that thier sacrifice was rewarded with eternal peace.
Perhaps in that regard a cross is the perfect symbol, because thes people did indeed suffer pain, agony, and death of the most horrible kind. The pain of thier suffering still is very evident all over the world. Can I not have sympathy for them? Can I not show my respect for them? It is that cross that shows that death need not be the end of all things, that gives me and many others some small degree of comfort.
And how is a cross somehow a state sponsored "endorsement" or religeous beliefs? In fact I would love to see a shrine with the Torah, Christian scripture, the Bahagavad Gita, the Koran, The teachings of Buhhda, Darhma, and Vishnu all represented because all of the people killed in these cowardly attacks were God's people by whatever name thier faith gave it.
It is awfully sad that you believe that you are the pinnacle of all that is in this world and that you have no vision of what comes after. How depressing your world must be with no purpose to strive for - just get old and die, slip into the blackness... No thank you. I subscribe to no particular tennant or denomination, but it can't be a bad thing when people search for truth, and in the case of 9-11, some answers to the senselessness. Those that died there have earned thier peace, it is up to us in this world to come to terms with this and walk our pathway to our own peace. Is that so bad?
So the next time you see that "banner of pain and death" perhaps look past your simplistic perception and explore the symbolism and meaning of the intent.
I for one am sickened that someone could steal from such a memmorial and I "take my hat off" to applaud the dedication of Mr. Taskay to honor those that paid so much.
<small>[ October 28, 2003, 11:23 PM: Message edited by: MedicDVG ]</small>
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