December 02, 2005
A group of atheists in Salt Lake City is taking on the State of Utah and the Utah Highway Patrol over the law enforcement agency's use of crosses on roadways to memorialize troopers killed in the line of duty.Oh what load of crap. This group doesn't respect anything except their right to be openly hostile to Christianity.
The lawsuit has triggered a debate about whether a cross is an appropriate way of honoring troopers killed in the line of duty.
The American atheists filing the lawsuit said they respect the sacrifices the troopers have made, but they are offended by the use of what they call a religious symbol to honor them.
Who cares if they're offended? Where in the Bill of Rights is there a right "not to be offended"? Hmmm. Can't seem to find that one. Do they honestly expect people to believe that they're being "oppressed"?
Aw c'mon, I thought these folks were liberated from the "opiate of the masses". How can they be made to feel uncomfortable or intimidated if they've risen above those cultural shackles? Aren't they secure enough in their convictions? These crosses are SYMBOLS, everyone. They only have meaning if you ascribe it to them. If you don't believe in it, fine. Move along.
I mean, do atheists feel pressure to go to a house of worship or pray in public or take part in certain religious practices? Of course not, they can do whatever the hell they want. And nobody is going to bother them about it.
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