The Holy Ghost in the Machine

For the time being, the continuing attempt to expunge any trace of religion (particularly Christianity) from the American public space has stalled.  The “Ground Zero Cross” has been ruled Constitutional, at least insofar as it is eligible for placement at the National September 11 Museum.

A group of atheists sued to ban the cross-shaped debris from inclusion, arguing that it was equivalent to state-sponsored religion and offensive to them.  A court ruled that such an argument was not plausible, and that history and governmental participation in history was more often than not unavoidably religious.  

It isn’t an ultimate victory, as it could still be (and undoubtedly will be) appealed.  

I don’t want my government endorsing a particular religion.  But it is not the duty of my government to perpetuate the myth that there is no religion, and that our population is not pervasively religious.  

2 Responses to “The Holy Ghost in the Machine”

  1. Lois Says:

    I particularly appreciate this phrase: “it is not the duty of my government to perpetuate the myth that there is no religion.” So very well put. Thank you.

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