Can’t atheists just enjoy sleeping in on Sundays?

I wish someone could intelligently explain to me why some atheists are so militant about creating a godless society.  Why do they care?  As an agnostic, it doesn’t offend me in the least to see a cross or the words In God We Trust on our greenbacks.  But now some atheists are claiming actual, physical illness by seeing a memorial cross at ground zero.

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.

Read the full story, here.

I understand claiming physical illness may be a necessary legal ploy in order to gain standing, but again, why do they care that there is a cross there?  If atheism is the absence of a belief in a god, wouldn’t all the empty space between any religious symbols suffice to represent their dead?  What is their gripe?  We don’t live in a society that persecutes nonbelievers.  We aren’t forced to pay tithes to a national church.  Pop culture elevates nonbelievers over religious types all the time.  I seriously believe that these people were told there was no Santa Claus way too early in their formative years, and now they feel compelled to rain on everyone else’s parade.

Dogmatic atheists.  I don’t think they get the irony.






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