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In the tumultuous days following the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, workers at Ground Zero discovered a sign of hope and comfort – a cross – two intersecting steel beams from Tower One of......

In the tumultuous days following the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, workers at Ground Zero discovered a sign of hope and comfort – a cross – two intersecting steel beams from Tower One of the World Trade Center standing in the midst of so much death and destruction.

In the decade since 9/11, the Ground Zero Cross has become a symbol of hope and healing for those who survived the terrorist attack, the families and friends who lost loved ones on that day, and the coworkers of the brave first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice

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  • 1. In the tumultuous days following the worst terroristattack in U.S. history, workers at Ground Zerodiscovered a sign of hope and comfort – a cross – twointersecting steel beams from Tower One of the WorldTrade Center standing in the midst of so much deathand destruction.In the decade since 9/11, the Ground Zero Cross hasbecome a symbol of hope and healing for those whosurvived the terrorist attack, the families and friendswho lost loved ones on that day, and the coworkers ofthe brave first responders who made the ultimatesacrifice
  • 2. This historical artifact of the 9/11 attacks is, lawsuitnotwithstanding, going to be featured in the new 9/11 Memorialand Museum. Unfortunately, angry atheist syndrome has rearedits ugly head again. As soon as the cross selection wasannounced the American Atheists organized filed suit, claimingit violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.The group actually claims that its members are experiencing“dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression,headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish,” not from thedevastating destruction of life caused by the terrorists on 9/11,but as a “direct and proximate result of the unconstitutionalexistence of the cross.” That’s not a line from a blog post, a pressrelease, or a fundraising letter; that is the actual legal argumentpresented by the American Atheists in their complaint.
  • 3. Heb 12:2looking unto Jesus, the author andfinisher of our faith, who for the joythat was set before Him endured thecross, despising the shame, and hassat down at the right hand of thethrone of God.
  • 4. 1 John 2:1-2And if any manis a sinner, wehave a friend andhelper with theFather, JesusChrist, theupright one:2 He is theoffering for oursins; and not forours only, but forall the world.
  • 5. 1 John 4:10And this is love, not that we had love for God, but that He had love for us, and sent His Son to be an offering for our sins.
  • 6. Matt 28:5-6 The angel said to the women, "Do not beafraid, for I know that you are looking forJesus, Who was crucified. 6 He is not here;He has risen, just as He said. Come and seethe place where He lay.Mark 16:66 But the man said, "Dont be afraid. You arelooking for Jesus from Nazareth, Who hasbeen crucified. He has risen from the dead;He is not here. Look, here is the place theylaid Him.
  • 7. 1 John 5:11-1311And His witness is this, that God has given useternal life, and this life is in His Son.12He who has the Son has the life; he who has not theSon of God has not the life.13 I have put these things in writing for you who havefaith in the name of the Son of God, so that you maybe certain that you have eternal life.
  • 8. 1 John 2:2828 And now, children, stay with Christ. Livedeeply in Christ. Then well be ready for Himwhen He appears, ready to receive Him with openarms, with no cause for red-faced guilt or lameexcuses when He arrives.
  • 9. In the tumultuous days following the worstterrorist attack in U.S. history, workers atGround Zero discovered a sign of hope andcomfort – a cross – two intersecting steel beamsfrom Tower One of the World Trade Centerstanding in the midst of so much death anddestruction.In the decade since 9/11, the Ground Zero Crosshas become a symbol of hope and healing forthose who survived the terrorist attack, thefamilies and friends who lost loved ones onthat day, and the coworkers of the brave firstresponders who made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • 10. 1 John 2:1-2And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend andhelper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:2He is the offering for our sins; and not for ours only,but for all the world.1 John 4:1010 And this is love, not that we had love for God, butthat He had love for us, and sent His Son to be anoffering for our sins.
  • 11. This historical artifact of the 9/11 attacks is, lawsuitnotwithstanding, going to be featured in the new 9/11Memorial and Museum. Unfortunately, angry atheistsyndrome has reared its ugly head again. As soon as the crossselection was announced the American Atheists organizedfiled suit, claiming it violated the Establishment Clause of theFirst Amendment.The group actually claims that its members are experiencing“dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms ofdepression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish,”not from the devastating destruction of life caused by theterrorists on 9/11, but as a “direct and proximate result of theunconstitutional existence of the cross.” That’s not a line froma blog post, a press release, or a fundraising letter; that is theactual legal argument presented by the American Atheists intheir complaint.