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The Ground Zero Cross suffers for the sins of atheists

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David Lawrence
Author, 'The King of White-Collar Boxing'
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      David Lawrence

      David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 300 blog posts in American Thinker, Intellectual Conservative, Tea Party Nation and World Net Daily. His letters appear in the New York Post, the Daily News, Newsmax and USA Today. He has published over 600 poems in the major periodicals. His memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing” can be found on Amazon.com along with his book of poems, “Lane Changes.” He was a professional boxer and a CEO of several insurance agencies. He was featured in articles in People Mag, Men’s Journal, New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York. He starred in, wrote and produced “Boxer Rebellion” which played at Sundance Film Festival. He rapped in three albums which were distributed in the U.S. and overseas. He wrote the lyrics for Sam Wayman’s (Nina Simone’s brother) “Magic Man.” He modelled for the cover of “American Health.”

Hey, why am I reading in the New York Post about a group called American Atheists? I mean, I was born in 1947 and was an atheist by the time I was seven. I was a long-term predecessor to these ingrates.

The difference between me and the clowns at American Atheists is that I have always had respect for the religious. I feel they are more a part of the fabric of this country than I am, and that I have no right to belittle their beliefs. In fact I wish I could share in their faith. It’s not just in my genetics. Also I do not want to insult the dead of 9/11 by starting lawsuits and arguments over who has the right to do whatever.

The atheists are challenging plans to include the famous Ground Zero Cross in a display at the national memorial museum.

I don’t see how the truculent atheists think they deserve a place for a symbol of atheism. They want a plaque dedicated to nothingness. That would be like me going into the Museum of Modern Art and telling them that I deserve to hang one of my pictures next to Picasso’s in the name of some moronic idea of fairness. I can’t paint. They can’t believe. Does it matter?

Fairness? One of the favorite words of the unfair. Obama’s mantra. Communism’s plea.

Atheism. The lack of values that led to slaughters by the fascists and the communists.

Let the dead rest in peace. Don’t let the atheists degrade the holiness of the silence of 9/11 victims with their raucous courtroom antics.

It seems that atheists are constantly putting their soulless shoes in their mouths. Not only at Ground Zero but at the Oscars the atheists complained because  Matthew McConaughey thanked God when he won an Oscar for the best actor as a result of his acting in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”

McConaughey thanked God who “graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other humankind.”

In a normal society McConaughey would have been respected for his views. I respect him for his views and I am an atheist. However, in Brooklyn, which is my barometer of simpleminded liberalism, a number of people mocked him for being religious.

Atheism has become a dogmatic religion. Instead of criticizing and improving real religion, it has demeaned it and degraded itself.

This fits right in with the general bitchiness of atheists. They are unethical to start an argument over the Ground Zero Cross, which means so much to so many people. They are in poor taste to insult a speech at the Oscars; they are as bad as an inappropriate outfit on the red carpet.