Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the lawsuit brought by American Atheists protesting the decision to move the World Trade Center cross from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in lower Manhattan to its new site at the 9/11 Memorial Museum (two steel beams in the shape of a cross were found when the Twin Towers were leveled):
David Silverman, who believes in nothing, is angry that there is nothing that represents nothing at the World Trade Center’s 9/11 Memorial. Not for nothing, but this sounds churlish. “No other religions or philosophies will be honored,” he notes. Very true. And this is just as it should be. After all, that’s just the way the towers crumbled—no symbol representing nothing was found. Therefore, he loses.
To top things off, Silverman blames Jesus for 9/11. He actually goes so far as to say that the Christian God “couldn’t be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name.” Thus does he advertise his brilliance. Now perhaps he hasn’t noticed, but when the killings took place, none of the terrorists proclaimed their fidelity to Jesus. No, Muhammad is their guy.
Maybe Silverman could request that something hollow be placed in the World Trade Center area to represent his views. A huge ping-pong ball might work.