The White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, most of the state Capitol buildings in this nation, most of the court and other public buildings in this nation are built as to resemble the old pagan Roman and Greek buildings before the advent of Christianity. In addition to it, many public buildings are decorated with symbols that carry pagan symbolism – Roman and Greek gods goddesses like Fortuna, Justitia, Neptune etc. Some court buildings – like the one in Indianapolis – are decorated with the old Roman symbol of a battle ax and sticks, the fascia, the root of the word fascism and one of the symbols of Fascist Italy. Some of the older history textbooks of before 1933, copies of which are still kept at the Library of Congress, have a swastika on the cover; at the time swastika was just another pagan symbol. Our legal theorists write books where they look for legal solutions to the Roman Law which was openly religious, based on the myths and the superstitions of the ancient Romans.
And yet, we do not see thousands of Christians spending money and effort and time in legal campaigns to try to destroy public buildings, or efface their decorations. Neither do we see Christians campaigning for purging the Library of Congress or sanctioning jurists for their reliance on the Roman Law.
What is even stranger, we don’t see atheists campaigning against those religious symbols in public places. Strange because those same atheists are willing to spend millions of dollars purging the public places from the symbols of only one religion: Christianity. Especially when those symbols are also connected to the history of our nation. In fact, historical symbols in America are unavoidably Christian: This nation was founded on fundamental Christian principles. Atheists would rather destroy any historical memory than allow for a single Christian symbol to remain.
Such is the situation with the cross erected by Marines at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in California as a memorial to four Marines who died while serving in Iraq. An organization called the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) argues that free thinking should not be allowed when it comes to memorial symbols and that all symbols must be without religious meaning, i.e. atheist. It is not clear why MAAF has the word “military” in its name: It was founded and sponsored not by military personnel but by a group of die-hard environmentalists, The Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE). Not a single one of the directors and of the staff of SEE has ever been in the military. But MAAF claims they can speak for the Marines and for those four heroes for whose bravery and service the cross was erected as a memorial.
The cross is a historical symbol, when it comes to a nation which was founded on Christian principles. There is nothing magical about a cross – it doesn’t force anyone’s conscience into accepting any religion, and in itself it can’t produce religious persecutions. In fact, if anything, the cross as a Christian symbol symbolizes exactly the opposite: that religious persecutions are pointless. Jesus Christ died on the cross and yet that did not stop Christianity from conquering the globe. Even the Communists in the Soviet Union were rational enough to figure out that crosses as a historical symbol and monument are not dangerous, and therefore could be left alone.
But American atheists and “freethinkers” can’t think rationally. They have a superstitious fear of anything that resembles a Christian symbol; so much so that they will spend millions of dollars to remove those symbols from any place in this nation. Like the vampires in the horror movies, atheists tremble in fear when they see a cross. The reason for the fear is never clear, and never rational; but then, again, atheism has never been rational to start with.
In fact, there is an even deeper resemblance between atheists and vampires. Just like vampires, atheists are parasites: They can never build their own society; they have to borrow Christian capital. When the West was built to become the most prosperous and just civilization the world has ever known, and when America emerged to become a City on a Hill with liberty and justice for all, there were no atheists around to help build it. It was Christians who made America what it is today. The atheists appeared much later on the scene, only to consume what others have produced. And even today, American atheists never volunteer to go live in societies that were based on atheism – the Soviet Union and North Korea come to mind – but they prefer to stay here, in America, built originally on Christian principles. Just like vampires, atheists have no blood of their own but they like to suck the blood of a civilization created by Christianity.
I say we should keep the crosses. Not because they help us in our Christian endeavors – we are not so superstitious to believe that – but because they sow terror in the hearts of our modern vampires, the atheists. The more these monsters are terrified and scared, the better the chance America will return to its roots and its glory.