VERY SHOCKING: Atheists sue to remove 9-11 Cross from Ground Zero

By TFP Student Action   
September 05, 2011
911 Cross at Ground Zero

We must fight back.

Urgent petition:  Keep the Cross at Ground Zero

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A group called American Atheists is suing to get the World Trade Center Cross removed from the 9-11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.

Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, a construction worker found the Cross-shaped beams in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Immediately, the steel Cross became a powerful sign of hope for those who lost family members on Sept. 11, and for every American who loves God.

Now this beloved symbol is under attack from American Atheists. They are suing to get it removed!  This must not happen. It would be a major sin and act of ingratitude to God to allow this Cross to be removed.

That's why TFP Student Action invites you to sign the:

Urgent Petition:  Keep the Cross at Ground Zero

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Your signed petition will be sent to The National 9-11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center and to American Atheists.  Your participation in this urgent petition to keep the Holy Cross will have two immediate consequences:
  • It will discourage the work of the atheists, and
  • It will encourage the officials at the 9-11 Museum to keep the Cross.

Related:

Video & write up on ABC News:  Atheists Sue Over Cross




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+10 # Margaret Kelly 2011-09-05 17:56
I can't believe this is happening. Please leave the cross. Haven't these families suffered enough without this attack on them?
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+12 # Mabel Matsumoto 2011-09-05 19:18
This country was founded because of the desire for religious freedom. We should never forget that.
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+4 # Luis Bergantino 2011-09-05 20:31
I protest against that cross being taken away from that memorial. If they have a right not to like it, we Christians have an equal right to want it there. By which criteria is anyone concluding that their right is greater than ours?
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+6 # Louis Albright 2011-09-06 09:15
A cross is the sign of reverance. Please do not remove it.
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+8 # Michelle 2011-09-06 12:18
Keep the cross
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+3 # William H Blakeney J 2011-09-06 12:24
CROSSES - OK
MOSQUES - NOT
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+3 # Iris 2011-09-06 12:39
It was satan's work that brought the towers down. Now he is working through these people to bring the cross down. Help us to fight him in signing the petition to keep the cross up!
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+3 # Andrew Pilskalns 2011-09-06 12:48
Keep the cross at ground zero for all the American victims to show the enemy of America we will prevail.
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+4 # Mercedes Borges 2011-09-06 13:22
The CROSS SHOULD BE KEPT. Knowledge God Godness and give us all support!
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+6 # John Hennessey 2011-09-06 13:24
cross should remain. wether you belive or not, I would bet the majority of those that lost there lives were.
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+7 # Eugenio Viassa Monte 2011-09-06 13:58
I want the cross at ground Zero.
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+9 # Jeanne Murphy 2011-09-06 14:19
Please do not allow this cross to be removed. I, and many others believe that this cross was a sign of hope placed there purposely by God. To remove it would be an offense, not only to all believers, but Our God, Himself!
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+6 # Paul Heffernan 2011-09-06 16:15
In God We Trust and United We Stand --Please do not remove the Cross at Ground Zero
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-8 # keith 2011-09-06 17:39
ALL religions are a delusion! this is the root of the problem...NOT whos religion is better....get rid of them ALL!!

there is no reason to believe when you KNOW!
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+2 # joanne hurynowicz 2011-09-06 18:19
LET IT BE!
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-1 # mick tosic 2011-09-06 18:22
8.48 am 7/9/11 I being an Austrailain citizian do not want the cross removed it is anafence to to god and the people that died that day LEAVE IT ALONE
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0 # mick tosic 2011-09-06 18:29
8.55 am 7/9/11 please leave it alone do not repeat do not move it if u do expect the full fury of god be warned.
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-1 # Jerry Hockman 2011-09-06 18:48
Do not remove the cross
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+4 # Patricia McGrath 2011-09-06 19:23
"KEEP THE CROSS!"
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+4 # Claire Pish 2011-09-06 19:41
If put to a vote of the US citizens, there is no doubt who would win.......Keep the cross there !
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+3 # Arlene Johns 2011-09-06 20:04
Please leave the cross at ground zero!!!
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+2 # Richard Davis 2011-09-06 20:57
Men and women have shed their blood for the freedoms of this country and you attack their graves by wanting to have the cross moved from them, now you want to praise Muslims by letting them enjoy watching the cross being moved and to forget everything about the lives killed for their glory and praise. Don't let Satan and Obama and the America haters have the glory to rob the dead and the loved ones of the dead by removing the one thing that shows remembrance, the cross.
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+8 # Perry Barber 2011-09-06 22:33
Atheists didn't sue to get the cross "removed" from anywhere; for the past ten years it's been displayed on Church Street where the northeastern perimeter of the Trade Center once stood, and no one, atheist or otherwise, has sued to remove it from there. The suit was to prevent a particular symbol (the Christian cross) from being used in a publicly-funded space to represent the religious beliefs of all those who died in the Towers on 9/11. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Shintoists, Hindus, atheists, and agnostics all died heroically that day; should we pay tribute to only some of them and not all? Should we ignore our constitution, which says the separation of church and state is paramount in a thriving republic? Using a christian symbol in a publicly funded space like the 9/11 museum does not comport with our constitutional values, as much as we may wish it did. Leave the "cross" where it is; the 9/11 museum is for remembering the sacrifices of ALL those who died, not just some of them.
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0 # Denice 2014-03-07 13:45
The founding fathers referenced God often in their speaking and through the actions of the Continental Congress, revealing an understanding of the connection between belief in God and good government. They did so in The Declaration of Independence,
It clearly shows a belief in God, a Supreme Being to whom Man is accountable and from whom all our rights are derived.
The Declaration of Independence text speaks of the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God:
..that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among these are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Jefferson was later quoted as saying: “We do not claim these enumerated rights, life, liberty and happiness) under the charters of kings or legislators, but under the King of Kings
we don't have to "wish it did"
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+4 # Ana Lamoutte 2011-09-06 23:24
Please keep the cross at ground zero. It reminds us that God is there.
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+4 # Orietta 2011-09-07 02:09
Keep the cross
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-1 # irene welch 2011-09-07 06:04
I demand that we keep the cross. God have mercy on our land The christians out number the athiests. Why do we put up with a few.
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0 # Vicki 2011-09-07 11:28
LEAVE the cross at ground zero!! I don't know who these people think they are, but we christians have had it with the athiests demanding things like this and always getting their ways. Where are our rights??
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+4 # Joyce Hessemer 2011-09-07 12:39
We are one nation under God. Keep the cross.
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+2 # Teresa Dowlen 2011-09-07 13:29
keep the cross....for 96% of the world's population it is a sign of hope !
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+1 # AJ Walker 2011-09-07 17:36
Why, in a Christian Country would it be wrong to display a cross at any site, especially when people put the symbol in its place during a time of tragedy?
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+6 # Steven Lomelino 2011-09-07 21:20
Seems Christian beliefs and expressions of them have become the only things that won't be tolerated. The athiests and other non-believers may win the battles here on earth but when Jesus Christ returns; He wins the war. Athiest may be able to get rid of the ground zero cross, but they can't get rid of Calvary cross.
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+1 # Patricia Ruiter 2011-09-08 08:27
We the people need our cross and our voice to be heard on this matter ....make it possible for us to vote on this issue !
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+5 # A. Turcotte 2011-09-08 11:00
Leave the cross be. This is what is holdiing us Chritians together with faith and hope
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-3 # Debbie Durnerin 2011-09-08 13:03
The suit was to prevent a particular symbol (the Christian cross) from being used in a publicly-funded space to represent the religious beliefs of all those who died in the Towers on 9/11. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Shintoists, Hindus, atheists, and agnostics all died heroically that day; should we pay tribute to only some of them and not all? Should we ignore our constitution, which says the separation of church and state is paramount in a thriving republic? Using a christian symbol in a publicly funded space like the 9/11 museum does not comport with our constitutional values, as much as we may wish it did. Leave the "cross" where it is; the 9/11 museum is for remembering the sacrifices of ALL those who died, not just some of them.
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0 # Denice 2014-03-07 13:22
so who provides the "talking points" as erroneous as they are and who does the copy/paste, copy/paste?
So, where did the expression “wall of separation between church and state,” have its beginning? Thomas Jefferson first coined the phrase in a letter written in 1802. He used it again in 1805 in his inaugural address. But he made certain that it was understood to mean non-interference with the practice of any religion by the federal government.
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+4 # judy pappas 2011-09-08 21:22
God bless America.
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-10 # Daniel W 2011-09-08 22:31
I hope everyone realizes that the twin towers were constructed of a series of thousands of "cross" beams. That's how buildings are erected. How anyone can find "hope" in a rusty and quite ugly chunk of destruction is beyond me. One set of cross beams does not god's message make.
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+1 # Ken 2011-09-09 13:06
Question to Perry, Debbie, and Daniel:
When you die and meet your Maker, how are you going to explain to Him that you wanted the cross removed?
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+2 # Terry Olson 2011-09-10 12:07
Look if you don't like the cross thats your right I won't critize you but for us who do believe you don't have the right to tell us how to feel. Leave the cross alone. If you don't like the cross then maybe you should just try walking away or driving another way. You will have your judgment on judgment day as well as the rest of us.
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+2 # Ann H Tearle 2011-09-11 15:31
Please leave the cross. If other artifacts had been found, they could have been displayed as well....no disrespect intended to other faiths by displaying this cross.
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+2 # Susan Harringtin 2011-09-11 17:15
I do believe our money has in God we trust.
He was on a cross we should be able to have him with us at the site.
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+4 # Jane Green 2011-09-11 20:53
PLEASE DON'T REMOVE THE CROSS THAT WE EMBRACE.
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+1 # Aaron Hogue 2011-09-11 21:56
Our constitution is based on GOD. Taking that cross down is shameful to our nation. This cross is a a gesture that should be left there. To the people that say "They are Atheists" I call BS... I call an atheist someone who is wanting attention.
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+4 # Mike Ewing 2011-09-11 22:00
We are simply talking about putting up a metal statue made from the cross-beams of the fallen tower. Everyone can view this as they wish. If Christians want to view it a cross, great. If other religions want to view it simply as a statue, great. I really don't see the argument for a lawsuit here. Don't we have bigger problems to worry about in this country than a piece of metal? Can't athiests find bigger ways to focus their free time? Perhaps help some starving, homeless people instead?
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0 # Heather 2011-09-12 11:53
John 13:31-32 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. "If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.

John 14:12-12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
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+4 # Patricia C. Montesan 2011-09-12 16:24
Keep The Cross!
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+3 # Barbara Osborne 2011-09-12 19:55
I strongly believe that the cross stands for most of us in this country, keep the cross.
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+4 # Barbara Osborne 2011-09-12 19:56
keep it
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+5 # Abel Kurian 2011-09-12 20:29
@Daniel W: u might believe that this cross is a rusty covering to hold up the foundation of buildings; but it is the cross that still reminds on what happened that day. It is the cross that showed us the significance of the men and women that suffered that day. U might not understand the significance of a rusty cross left out after 9/11. But I will ask you this: what has that old rusty cross done anything, that would bother you, other than stand as a pillar today that displays the courage and sacrifice shown that day?
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+4 # Linda Cassidy 2011-09-12 23:52
Keep the Cross. Oh, and quit mis-representing the separation of church and state.
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+5 # Taylor Minke 2011-09-13 21:28
Quoting Linda Cassidy:
Keep the Cross. Oh, and quit mis-representing the separation of church and state.


whether or not the beam has anything to do with church or state doesnt matter since it has nothing to do with with any government fucntion...the point is that why make it the memorial for all the victims if not all of them where christian...ya you may be properly respecting some people but not everyone is of that religion therefore it can be disrespectful to them...it would be like if someone put the star of david on a catholic grave...do you think that would be what that person wanted...probably not...if you keep the cross have the decency to put up symbols of the other religions for the rest of the people in the building...it would only be fair...

if Christians cant agree with that then we will truly see were they stand on respecting others
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+4 # R. Comm 2011-09-14 09:20
I find it fascinating that supporters if this statue claim to suffer from the intolerance of those who are against it's placement have ZERO tolerance for any other belief. People of all faiths died that day...not just Christians. Tell me please...what are your feelings about the proposed Mosque across the street? What about putting the Star of David up to honour the Jewish people who were killed? Never mind...I already know you're answer. Your prejudice and intolerance of all other faiths and beliefs obvious and I can only hope that one day you stop talking about the brotherhood of man and start actually believing in it.
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+4 # JuliaViolet 2011-09-14 13:35
Please, let the Cross stay at ground zero. The Spirit of all those died should be constantly United with the Heavens through the Cross.
The Cross is a constant reminder of our Lord's suffering for Mankind.
Whoever, these people against the cross are; should not detect to the Christians. The Ground zero to me now: Is a secred ground to find Serenity.
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+3 # JuliaViolet 2011-09-14 13:46
Let the Cross be there! By the way: Why an empty Cross? Where is the effigy of our Lord? Are we ashamed of whom we are? In God we TRUST! Amen.
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+5 # Debbie McMullen 2011-09-16 17:47
Please keep the cross. For myself, it is a symbol of the love, hope, strength and peace offered to all who accept Jesus as their savior. For others, it may be the remaining piece of buildings destroyed and the symbolism of the love, strength and heroism of a Nation brought together by such devastation; with absolutely no intent of disrespect to any persons or their beliefs. Many people died that day, whether through the carnage of the impacts or the bravery of those lost trying desperately to save the lives of the persons trapped, with no thought or care of what those persons believed in. It is not for us to decide what any persons belief was in their final seconds of life. That is and was their choice. We will all have our own decisions to face in the final Judgement day of man. May "God Bless America".
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+5 # M.Meyer 2011-09-20 21:00
I don't understand why this Cross is causing such turmoil on such sacrid ground. Why do we bend to Athiests wants, if they don't believe then let them go elsewhere? We all sufferred such a loss, but I guess some people haven't learned from them. God has been trying to tell us for a long time, we better start listening to his signs. Leave the Cross where it is. Maarion
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+2 # Christine Johnson 2011-09-22 11:20
We need Jesus in our country. Please keep the cross. We could have lost 10,000 or many more. I thank Jesus that it was not worse.
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+5 # Shirley Breaux 2011-09-23 12:39
We are a Christian Nation, in spite of what our Muslim President claims. Do not remove the Cross of Christ from the Muslim atrocity of 9/11
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+4 # Dennis Burke 2011-09-23 16:27
Please do not remove the cross from Ground Zero and do not give in to the awful ways of socialism, communism, and atheism! This would destroy all that our forefathers founded this country for and too many men and women fought and died over the years in defense of this great nation. Do not let all their sacrifices be in vain!
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+8 # Marie 2011-09-24 04:49
Did Christian's put up this cross? No. Did they ask that the rubble be ruined in this exact fashion in order to promote Christianity? No. It just happened this way. This is also a symbol of what remained after the devestation of that day.
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+7 # Marie 2011-09-24 05:26
If this left over ruin had been in the shape of a tree. No one would be complaining about it having it's place in the museum. Christians would not be crying out "Oh, but it's a pagan symbol..."
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+1 # Najib Nasr 2011-10-07 23:57
Dear Atheists, my sisters and brothers,

God is impartial (James 2:1-9) and loves you no less than He loves those who love Him (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:13; and, 2:4, combined). God is calling you and wants to reveal Himself to you (John 14:21). Actually, He knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5), and He formed you in His image, and in His likeness to start with (Genesis 1:26). As a first step, He needs you to have a bit of faith in Him; even less than a mustard seed is (Matthew 17:20). Since you insist on what is visible and scientific, He is asking you to Google “5 Proofs”; that is all! If the search engine is not Google, then, look for Thomas Aquinas after searching for “5 Proofs”.

You may go to Cambridge or Harvard or Yale and pay $40,000 each year for four years and they will not teach you this; at a time when the man of God, Thomas Aquinas, was given these things some 450 years before Isaac Newton!

God bless.
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-2 # joseph c 2011-10-10 17:12
Remove the cross. And also for those of you claiming america is a christian founded nation, you could not be more INCORRECT. Our founding fathers (thomas jefferson, ben franklin, george washington) were all deists. They did NOT believe in a personal god such as the one your christian cult believes in. Remove this symbol of hatred and intolerance. Remove this symbol of centuries of persecution and torture. Remove this symbol of ignorance, arrogance, injustice, and cultural destruction.

Do NOT equate atheism with political views or communism. They have nothing to do with each other whatsoever.
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+1 # Ken 2011-10-13 13:31
Leave the cross alone.
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+1 # Bonnie 2011-10-14 11:45
Atheists are quite a bunch... Always trying to negate
What they can't disprove .
Christianity is the answer... And was the comfort
Of so many that dreadful day and beyond.
Also, The suicide bombers had not done this atrocity
in the
Name of Christ , but for "Allah"'s Sake.
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0 # Judith 2011-11-14 11:24
I am a Catholic, a Christian. But I believe that we are ALL God's children. Let the cross remain, but why not have religious symbols honoring the faiths of all the victims of that dreadful day? Allowing that would not mean that Christians, or people of any faith, believe as others do. If atheists were among the dead, put up a symbol for them as well. All the innocents who died that day should be honored and remembered.
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-2 # Edward 2012-09-03 20:24
Keep the cross!!
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0 # Ailyn 2013-12-11 19:31
KEEP THE CROSS!
We have the same right to put it up as the atheists that don't want it up. It's the same thing, if they don't want it there then it's like them ruling they're greater. Christian families have the right to have it made, and Atheists shouldn't even care, since they're the ones with no religion. We are all God's children, and if some of them don't want to believe it, it's on them.
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