My thoughts on the controversy regarding the steel ‘cross’ from the 9/11 event.
I think it’d be far more productive and appropriate to ensure that the plurality of the folks who died that day is represented (which hopefully won’t require a lawsuit) rather than catering to Christians by indulging this absurd notion that part of an exploded building was a message from God. (Though such a message would be fitting for their god.)
For instance, I’m a 33 year-old man, and I never knew there were black passengers on the Titanic until I visited the Titanic museum in Branson, Missouri and learned about it, because no one ever taught me and that information isn’t part of the popular narrative. My school never taught that and none of the media I ever watched or read about the voyage included that information either.
With a tragedy of this magnitude, it’s important not to act like it was simply an crime against Christians. (Especially given the fact that these Christians, by and large, threatened to firebomb a mosque and kill its community members for committing the “crime” of locating itself five blocks away from the WTC site.)