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Theology is the study of theism; Atheology is the study of atheism. I am The Atheologist. Why don’t Atheists embrace religion when the vast majority of humans do? Why are Atheists regarded by most of society as thugs, rabble, vermin and generally naughty people. The Atheologist will attempt to seek out the true answers to these and many more questions by using logical assumptions, interviews with people of all faiths and really, really good research. The Atheologist wants to know.

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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2006

    Survey: The World Trade Center Cross

    From time to time the Atheologist will be conducting short surveys through this blog, and other venues, on a variety of issues such as, and relating to; Atheism/ Theism, Church/State, Evolution/Creationism, Paper/Plastic…etc.

    Background: Recovery worker, Frank Silecchia noticed two steel beams in the shape of a cross as debris was being removed two days after the 9/11 disaster. The cross now sits at the World Trade Center site along Church Street on the eastern border of the 16-acre WTC site. Frank, who describes himself as a born-again Christian was quoted as saying,

    "Even an atheist watching this building must have said, 'Oh, my God!' Evil did this work, and God prevailed to show his strength."
    What do you think.

    1) The World Trade Center cross,
    a) was left as a warning by the Christian God.
    b) was left as a sign of love by the Christian God.
    c) was left by Allah to show that he was victorious. (typical Muslim response.)
    d) is just a chunk of metal, and it is actually in the shape of the letter “X”, not a cross at all.(typical Atheist response).
    e) none of the above.

    2) The fact that no other religious symbols formed by pieces of the demolished buildings were found in the rubble means,
    a) that the Christian God exists. (No other gods do.)
    b) that the symbols that were left by the other gods, (star of David, Islamic Star and Crescent the Wican Pentagram…etc), were accidentally shipped off to the landfill, (dump), on Staten Island.
    c) that the other gods were not there that day.
    d) it’s not a religious symbol, it’s just a chunk of metal. (Typical Atheist response).
    e) none of the above.

    3) When the WTC site is rebuilt, the cross should be,
    a) the central point of any memorial, or placed on top of the Freedom Tower.
    b) moved to the RNC headquarters.
    c) moved to a nearby church. (Typical Americans United for the Separation of Church and State response.)
    d) melted down and recycled into something usable. (Typical Atheist response).
    e) none of the above.

    4) If and when the cross is displayed at the new WTC memorial, there should also be:
    a) a ten commandment display.
    b) a display sponsored by any religion, other than Islam.
    c) a bust of President George W. Bush.
    d) a curtain hiding the cross. (Typical Atheist response).
    e) none of the above

    The Atheologist


    Blogger Bacon Eating Atheist Jew said...

    d d c b
    No matter what I think, I have to allow for the fact that America is a Christian state with Christian believers. No need to fight City Hall on this one. Let the Christians have their symbols.

    1:33:00 PM  
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    7:57:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I don't see this as harmless at all. America is not a theocracy, and I don't ever want to see it become one.

    Here's what I think about them finding two pieces of metal that are joined at right angles: So f*cking what? It would have been odd if they hadn't found such a thing considering the incredible volume of metal joined to metal in those buildings.

    I think it was Lenny Bruce who said (and I paraphrase), "If Christ had been killed in modern times, Christians would all be wearing electric chairs instead of crosses." If only. Finding something that resembled an electric chair among the rubble . . . Now, that would have been something.

    4:19:00 AM  
    Blogger The Atheologist said...

    anonymous said:

    "I don't see this as harmless at all. America is not a theocracy, and I don't ever want to see it become one."

    I don't think that will ever get that bad, but even if it doesn't get to that point, America is harmed anytime religion even puts a toe into the political arena. It's too bad approx. 90% in this country can't see that.

    2:38:00 PM  

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